Philosophy Stephen Law The Philosophy Files

ISBN 13: 9781842550533

The Philosophy Files

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9781842550533: The Philosophy Files

Is there a God, should I eat meat, where does the universe come from, could I live for ever as a robot? These are the big questions readers will be wrestling with in this thoroughly enjoyable book. Dip into any chapter and you will find lively scenarios and dialogues to take you through philosophical puzzles ancient and modern, involving virtual reality, science fiction and a host of characters from this and other planets. The text is interspersed on every page with lively cartoons, and there is a list of philosophical jargon at the end. Stephen Law has a gift for communicating complex ideas. He offers few answers, but his unstuffy, highly personal approach will have the reader thinking and arguing with as much pleasure as he does himself.

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Stephen Law dropped out of school, spent four years as a postman in Cambridge, and then went on to Oxford where he got a first-class Honours degree, a B. Phil. and a D. Phil. In Philosophy. He has held several lectureships and a Research Fellowship at Oxford and is now a full-time lecturer in Philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London. He is working on a follow-up to 'The Philosophy Files'. Daniel Postgate is the cartoonist on the DAILY EXPRESS. Daniel Postgate is the cartoonist for the Daily Express. He has illustrated a number of children's books, including The Philosophy Files and The Outer Limits.

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'a jargon-free, entertaining, uncomplicated approach to philosophy which makes no assumptions and encourages original thinking.' -- Bridget Carrington WRITE AWAY! 'Law is very good at dramatising philosophical problems so that children get to understand them as choices confronting them, rather than abstract questions... Highly recommended.' -- Dina Rabinovitch THE GUARDIAN 'poses challenging questions to children about life and the universe.' IRISH EXAMINER

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