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2.0 out of 5 stars Good concept but biased in its execution, 19 Mar 2013
This review is from: The Philosophy Gym: 25 Short Adventures in Thinking (Paperback)
This is a great idea. It offers simple explanations of philosophical debates, which give an outline of some basic ideas in the field. It's well written and interesting.

The problem is, it stops the argument at a point at which the author agrees, giving the misleading impression that the debate ends there. I suppose he must do this to some extent, but some of the conclusions are very biased. In his case he's clearly got a very atheistic preference, which would leave the impression that philosophers have all concluded that God and religion are a load of rubbish. This clearly isn't the case, particularly given the recent surge in Christian theistic philosophy.

So, it's not a very good introduction to philosophy, though I'm sure there are plenty of amateur atheists who would enjoy it.
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