- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 3 edition (6 Feb. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415404029
- ISBN-13: 978-0415404020
- Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 13.3 x 1.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,036,650 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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101 Philosophy Problems Paperback – 6 Feb 2007
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Praise for previous editions:
'You can't just read philosophy, you've got to actually do it ... 101 Philosophy Problems is an all too rare example of a book that does just that.' – The Philosophers' Magazine
'Introduces philosophy in a novel way, with helpful tools for leading students into the world of philosophy.' – The Times Higher Education Supplement
About the Author
Martin Cohen is editor of The Philosopher, the journal of the Philosophical Society in England, lecturer and a successful author and journalist. His bestselling 101 Ethical Dilemmas, second edition, is also published by Routledge (2007).
Top Customer Reviews
What is Martin Cohen's own view of what philosophy is that permeates his book? It is the view that philosophy is an activity: the intellectual activity of engaging with philosophical problems, discussing proposed solutions to the problems, disputing arguments for proposed solutions, identifying and questioning assumptions underlying problems, solutions and arguments. This view, of course, is not unknown in Philosophy Departments, even though most professional philosophers tend to emphasize the theories which embody attempts to answer particular problems. Cohen emphasizes the problems themselves, or at least the value of the problems, from which any answers derive such value as they may possess. 101 Philosophy Problems is basically an invitation to think critically about philosophical problems, often by way of conducting thought experiments.
What is this book like? Both in regard to its structure and the style in which it is written, it is very unconventional.Read more ›
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Frankly, though I have been a book reader for many years, I can say that I have always been reading the "wrong kinds" of books until I read this book. Read morePublished on 26 Oct. 1999
I must say this book has surprised us all at the demand and appreciation its publication has resulted in. It seems students simply can't get enough of it! Read morePublished on 9 Oct. 1999