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The Philosophy Gym

25 Short Adventures in Thinking

Stephen Law

Thomas Dunne Books

The Philosophy Gym is a readable and engaging collection of "adventures in thinking" about the key philosophical issues of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Writer, editor, and professor Law presents 25 philosophical questions/issues/problems ranging in difficulty from easy to challenging—and so brings new perspectives to age-old conundrums while also tackling contemporary dilemmas: from Descartes to designer babies, from machines that think to morality without God.

Can a pickled sheep truly be considered art? Is time travel possible? Where did the universe come from? How might we best define knowledge? This student-friendly primer represents a new way of approaching philosophy, whereby a puzzle or problem is depicted as a brief story and then its opposing arguments unfold as in a narrative, often with back-and-forth dialogue—and all the while battling it out in clear, digestible, intelligent prose.

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"A vivid, enlightening introduction to clear thinking."

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Stephen Law

  • Stephen Law is a lecturer in philosphy at the University of London, was formerly Research Fellow in Philosophy at Queen's College, Oxford and received his doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of Oxford.
  • Stephen Law
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25 Short Adventures in Thinking

Stephen Law

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