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.