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The Philosophy Files 2 Paperback – 16 Mar 2006
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An adventure in thinking. The follow up to the hugely successful 'Philosophy Files'.
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Do you believe in flying saucers? Is time travel possible? Is it ever right to kill somebody? How do you think the world began? In a text that sparkles with wit and ingenuity, Stephen Law tackles more of the greatest mysteries that surround us and asks: What do YOU think? A brilliant follow-up to The Philosophy Files, showing you just how to think your way out of the box.See all Product description
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The book is utterly readable and not too complex. It literally picks up where The Philosophy Files leaves off and loses none of it's charm or brilliance. In fact, I found that the sequel sometimes surpasses the original (in the sense that the titles of chapters are actually relevant).
So why does it get four stars? Quite frankly because it occasionally lacks attention to detail in it's explanations. In particular i'm thinking about the chapter on killing people, in which the authors illustrate the case of whether killing an innocent to save more lives is acceptable. The authors provide three analogies; the first two conclude killing an innocent is correct and the last concludes otherwise without any explanation as to what distinguishes it.
However, this book would be great for children/ teens developing an interest in philosophy or for teachers wanting to broach such issues in the classroom.