From the Back Cover
The Big Questions series confronts the fundamental problems of science and philosophy that have perplexed enquiring minds throughout history, and provides and explains the answers of our greatest thinkers. In Big Questions: Philosophy, Simon Blackburn tackles 20 questions essential to our understanding of ourselves and the world we live in. What is the meaning of life? Am I free? Is there such a thing as society? What is time? Why is there something and not nothing? What am I? Can we understand each other? What are my rights? Do we need God? What is beauty? Why be good? What do we really know? Can machines think? How can I deceive myself? What fills up space? Why do things keep on keeping on? Are we rational? Is truth relative? What is human nature? Is death to be feared?
About the Author
Simon Blackburn is Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge University, and one of the most distinguished philosophers writing today. He is the author of the bestselling Dictionary of Philosophy, Think and Being Good, which has appeared in 15 languages. His Truth: A Guide for the Perplexed, a guidebook to philosophical ideas about truth and its distortions, from classical times to the present, has been published to rave reviews.