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The pig that wants to be eaten

and 99 other thought experiments

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This edition was published in by Granta in London.

Written in English

306 pages

Presents 100 thought experiments, short scenarios that pose a moral or philosophical problem in a vivid and concrete way.

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The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten
2009, Penguin USA, Inc.
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: The pig that wants to be eaten
The pig that wants to be eaten: and 99 other thought experiments
2006, Granta
in English
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The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten: 100 Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher
June 27, 2006, Plume
in English
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The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten
July 7, 2005, Granta Books
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The pig that wants to be eaten: 100 experiments for the armchair philosopher
2005, Plume
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The pig that wants to be eaten

First published in 2005



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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:Lively, clever, and thought-provoking, The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten is 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

and 99 other thought experiments

This edition was published in by Granta in London.


Edition Description

Presents 100 thought experiments, short scenarios that pose a moral or philosophical problem in a vivid and concrete way.

Table of 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 brothers
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 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 00 Living in a vat
More or less
Double trouble
The elusive!
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 rings of Gyges
Net head
The scapegoat
Gambling on God
A Clockwork Orange
Hearts and head
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.

Edition Notes

Dr. Geroge Hole

Originally published: 2005.

Includes index.

Genre
Problems, exercises, etc.
Other Titles
Dr. George Hole

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiii, 306 p. :
Number of pages
306

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OL22861374M
Internet Archive
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ISBN 10
1862078556
ISBN 13
9781862078550
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598689

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