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5.0 out of 5 stars This Review is True, 11 Nov. 2011
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On how many occasions can one say that philosophy is highly entertaining? This book manages to discuss very complex ideas in a clear, amusing, and thought provoking way. Most of the chapters tackle a broadly defined `classic' area, such as morality, inductive reasoning, and infinity, and within this area alight on some of the key philosophical questions, puzzles, and paradoxes. Where there are clear answers, Cave gives them, where there are no clear answers, he is content to leave us in enlightened perplexity rather than false certainty - in either event much light is shed on the issues.

In the last two chapters, Cave tackles the puzzles that don't fit so neatly into categories, but this, for me, provides perhaps the most rewarding part of the book; here we get fascinating discussions of everything from love, and the meaning of life, to the (real?) emotions we have towards things that don't exist - fictions.

I agree with other reviewers that this book is more advanced than his earlier ones, but whether you want to start here or not is really a matter of whether you like to jump in more towards the deep end rather than the shallows. If you are unsure, why not ty out a few pages from this in a real bookshop?!
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