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The Big Questions: Philosophy [Hardcover]

Simon Blackburn
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26 Nov 2009 Big Questions

The Big Questions series is designed to let renowned experts confront the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy. Each 3000-word essay simply and concisely examines a question that has eternally perplexed enquiring minds, and provides answers from history's great thinkers. This ambitious project is a unique distillation of humanity's best ideas. In Big Questions: Philosophy, bestselling author Simon Blackburn addresses 20 essential questions.


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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus; First Edition edition (26 Nov 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849160007
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849160001
  • Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 270,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.


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5.0 out of 5 stars who said philosophy was boring and depressing? 7 July 2011
Format:Hardcover
what an interesting book. ive never read a philosophy book before. always thought the subject was long winded and all a load of hot air. not so. really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who like to delve a little deeper than everyday conversation allows. a good read. easy on the brain too.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not my cup of tea 12 Dec 2013
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I struggled to read this book, but without an awful lot of pleasure. It was heavy going and I found myself in disagreement with the author over many of his basic assumptions. Not for me, I think.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Messes with your mind 10 Dec 2012
By Katie
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This book is a bit like the matrix it throws everything you think you know away and asks you to question the everyday, something that makes it such an interesting read. Looking at the philosophical notions of time and existence I really liked how it didnt really answer anything but rather just made more questions to answer. Definatley recommend this to anyone interested in the 'other ideas' of our existence.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Questions, questions 10 Nov 2012
By Ben
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Enjoyable read, some interesting things to consider. A book to make you think but that's the point of it! Easy to get to grips with.
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