Pig That Wants to Be Eaten 100 Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher

ISBN-10: 0452287448
ISBN-13: 9780452287440
Edition: 2006
Authors: Julian Baggini
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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Both entertaining and startling, The Pig That Wants to Be Eatenoffers one hundred philosophical puzzles that stimulate thought on a host of moral, social, and personal dilemmas. Taking examples from sources as diverse as Plato and Steven Spielberg, author Julian Baggini presents abstract philosophical issues in concrete terms, suggesting possible solutions while encouraging readers to draw their own conclusions: Lively, clever, and thought-provoking, The Pig That Wants to Be Eatenis a portable feast for the mind that is sure to satisfy any intellectual appetite. BACKCOVER: Thinking again is what this taut, incisive, bullet-hard book is dedicated to promoting. The Sunday Times(London) This book is like the Sudoku of moral philosophy: apply your mind to any of its thought experiments while stuck on the Tube, and quickly be transported out of rush-hour hell. New Statesman

The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten Preface
Acknowledgements
A note on sources
The evil demon
Beam me up . . .
The Indian and the ice
A byte on the side
The pig that wants to be eaten
Wheel of fortune
When no one wins
Good God
Bigger Brother
The veil of ignorance
The ship Theseus
Picasso on the beach
Black, white and red all over
Bank error in your favour
Ordinary heroism
Racing tortoises
The torture option
Rationality demands
Bursting the sop bubble
Condemned to life
Land of the Epiphens
The lifeboat
The beetle in the box
Squaring the circle
Buridan's an ass
Pain's remains
Duties done
The nightmare scenario
Life dependency
Memories are made of this
Just so
Free Simone
The free-speech booth
Don't blame me
Last resort
Pre-emptive justice
Nature the artist
I am a brain
The Chinese room
The rocking-horse winner
Getting the blues
Take the money and run
Future shock
Till death us do part
The invisible gardener
Amoebaesque
Rabbit!
Evil genius
The hole in the sum of the parts
The good bribe
Living in a vat
More or less
Double trouble
The elusive I
Sustainable development
The total perspective vortex
Eating Tiddles
Divine command
The eyes have it
Do as I say, not as I do
Mozzarella moon
I think, therefore?
No know
Nipping the bud
Soul power
The forger
The poppadom paradox
Mad pain
The horror
An inspector calls
Life support
Free Percy
Being a bat
Water, water, everywhere
The ring of Gyges
Net head
The scapegoat
Gambling on God
A Clockwork Orange
Hearts and heads
Sense and sensibility
The freeloader
The golden rule
The pleasure principle
The nowhere man
Art for art's sake
Fair inequality
Total lack of recall
Kill and let die
Something we know not what
No one gets hurt
Autogovernment
Zombies
The Sorites tax
The problem of evil
Family first
Moral luck
The experience machine
Give peace a chance?
The Nest caf�
Index

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