What were they thinking? Spanning ethics, logic, politics, sex and religion, this unconventional introduction to philosophy will challenge your assumptions, expand your horizons, infuriate, entertain and amuse you. Not bad Just misguided.
Nothing stays the same. The ghost in the machine. How did that happen?
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Ouch I feel good. You cant predict the future.
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An end to suffering. Selfishness is a virtue. Its all in the numbers. Dan Brown vs Shakespeare. Again and again and again.
All in the mind. In You Kant Make it Up, journalist and philosopher Gary Hayden takes his readers through some of the biggest and most important ideas right from the very beginnings of philosophical thought up to the philosophy of the modern day. He gives a brief explanation and discussion of each idea, and shows how through the ages philosophers have argued pretty much everything you could think of, much of which seems bizarre to the modern thinker.
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To do this Hayden has to break huge ideas, about most of which many lengthy books have been written, into just a few paragraphs. It would be easy to criticise this as over-simplifying, however Hayden is very good at making things digestible for the reader who isn't familiar with the authors he's discussing.
Of course things have to be left out and the Hayden addresses this by giving further reading suggestions at the end of the book, neatly tied in with each chapter to make it easier for a reader to follow up things that have captured their interest.
You Kant Make It Up!: Strange Ideas from History's Great Philosophers
I do wish Hayden had either cut down the already pretty short introduction, or got rid of it entirely. I felt the introduction talked down to the reader, offering an explanation of how the book would be laid out and how best to read it, one of my pet hates in this kind of book. If I had skimmed this introduction in a shop I probably wouldn't have bought the book. However, continuing to read is definitely worthwhile.
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This book could be picked up and enjoyed by people no matter how much or how little they already know about the theories it discusses. It works to both whet the appetite of the new comer to philosophy and also as an amusing read for those who are already familiar with the ideas.
Hayden may possibly be the first philosopher to take these ideas to their logical conclusions in today's society. In conversational and tongue in cheek prose Hayden shows how Bentham's 'Greatest Happiness Principle' proves that Dan Brown is better than Shakespeare, and that the theory of negative existentials makes it possible to argue that both Harry Potter and the Tooth Fairy must exist.