1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Our intellectual needs ..,
This review is from: Making Sense: Philosophy Behind the Headlines (Paperback)
According to psychologist Abraham Maslow there is hierarchy of human needs. At the bottom we find material and physical needs for our basic existence. In the middle come needs for relationships, personal and social. At the top comes needs for personal growth etc.
Indeed, according to Baggini, ''it is not only intellectuals who have intellectual needs. All have. The reason you might be reading this book is because you have some kind of need for intellectual stimulation.''
And sure, Baggini does a good job in applying philosophy to news-stories from the recent past. But something is missing: The intellectual ''kick'', which might have made you look at these news-stories in a completely new way. But, instead of exciting revelations to meet your ''Maslowian needs'' you get run-of-the-mill philosophy that you can hardly disagree with.
Could be worse, but it could also have been better.