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The pig that wants to be eaten : 100 experiments for the armchair philosopher

Author: Julian Baggini
Publisher: New York : Plume, [2006] ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American printingView all editions and formats
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"Both entertaining and startling, The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten offers 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Baggini
ISBN: 0452287448 9780452287440
OCLC Number: 156798089
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 306 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: 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 demand --
Bursting the soap 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 café.
Responsibility: Julian Baggini.

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"Both entertaining and startling, The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten offers 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."--Back cover.

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