The Philosophy Gym

The Philosophy Gym

25 Short Adventures in Thinking

Book - 2003
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Where did the universe come from? Is time travel possible? Is it morally acceptable to design babies genetically? If you have ever asked yourself such questions, then you have already begun to think philosophically. This book is for those who want to take the next step. Stephen Law poses questions about some of the most important philosophical issues of today - and of yesterday. Light-hearted questions about whether a pickled sheep is really art rub shoulders with more profound and time-honoured fears about whether God exists. In this radically new way of looking at philosophy, Stephen Law illustrates the problem with a story then lets both sides of the argument battle it out in clear, easily digestible and intelligent prose. And, by separating each issue into a distinct section, it is possible to dip in and out of in any order and at any time you like!
Publisher: London : Review, 2003.
ISBN: 9780747232681
Characteristics: xii, 290 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Postgate, Daniel


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Jul 08, 2018

A good summary of philosophy, examples and exercises that make you think.

roaddogg09 Oct 17, 2011

I'd only recently heard about Stephen Law, so was a bit hesitant to pick up this one. But, I am glad I did. I'm pretty well-read on most of the topics discussed in this book, but I found the method he chose to get the material across very entertaining. The dialogues Law put together are entertaining and prove many good points. You're able to get an understanding of the arguments for and against the different topics, and you also get a look into some of the greatest minds of philosophy.

I'd recommend this to anyone looking to scratch the surface on deep philosophical issues, but don't want to read something complex. Stephen Law has done philosophy a great service by putting this together.

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