- Paperback: 225 pages
- Publisher: Oneworld Publications (13 Sept. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1851685316
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.8 x 20.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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Can a Robot be Human?: 33 Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles Paperback – 13 Sep 2007
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"Peter Cave's lively new book is full of arresting ideas, brow-creasing
conundrums, persistent puzzles, and pleasing paradoxes. It is ideal reading
for open and inquiring minds from 12 to 112-- in fact for everybody who is
just dipping a toe into philosophy for the first time. -- Timothy Chappell - Professor of Philosophy, The Open University
Peter Cave's Can a Robot Be Human? is entertaining, witty, and highly readable. A most enjoyable and illuminating read. -- Michael Clark - Editor of Analysis and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Nottingham
With skill and good humour, Peter Cave guides the reader through a maze of intriguing philosophical puzzles. -- Lawrence Goldstein - Professor of Philosophy, University of Kent
"This is a chirpy introduction to philosophy through thought-experiments and paradoxes."
-- The Guardian, October 13th, 2007
"The book continues to be unputdownable" -- Philosophy Now, May/June 2008
"The examples are engaging and wittily explained, and enhanced by amusing cartoons" -- Good Book Guide, May 2009
"Full of arresting ideas, brow-creasing conundrums, persistent puzzles, and pleasing paradoxes. If it doesn't make you think, you are probably dead already." (Timothy Chappell - Professor of Philosophy, The Open University) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Especially liked Zeno's tortoise finally coming out of his shell. ;-)
But its more than just a humourous look at ancient philsosphical paradoxes, as it relates many of the ideas to current arguements in politics, ethics, religion and sex.
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Makes you think. What can be better? My son appropriated it after I had read it. He keeps asking if I have anymore like it. No, I'm waiting for him to buy one. Read morePublished on 11 Sept. 2014 by Mr. Cholmondley Warner
A light read and fun introduction to philosophical puzzles in a "choose your own adventure" style where the end of chapter gives you to two or three options of other related*... Read morePublished on 26 Feb. 2014 by N. Miles
Can be picked up and put down any time. This is my second read of the book. Cave's other good philosphy book - What's Wrong with Eating People? - is just as good.Published on 28 Aug. 2013 by Joseph Atherton
Good for beginners, but may be too simple or long-winded for those who already know their way around most philosophy concepts. Ideal for those starting AS.Published on 30 Sept. 2011 by Charlie
Before reading this book it seemed it must be good to have some opposing views about it. Perhaps I am stupid - despite having a degree including a unit in philosophy - but the... Read morePublished on 1 Mar. 2011 by A Different BB
I'll keep this short and not so sweet. Here's a philosophical puzzle for you (according to the criteria established in this book). Read morePublished on 28 Feb. 2011 by Welshcakes
I was really looking forward to reading this book and when it arrived I opened it with anticipation. From the outset, the author's writing style is repetitive and long-winded. Read morePublished on 7 Dec. 2010 by Amazon Customer
If you are interested in philosophy or just enjoy thoughtful questions then this book is a great read, already recommended it to many friendsPublished on 22 Sept. 2010 by Mr Brown