101 Dilemmas for the Armchair Philosopher

101 Dilemmas for the Armchair Philosopher
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Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780857625069
Publisher: Quad Books
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In a democracy, should everyone--absolutely everyone--get a vote? Does it really matter if tigers become extinct? Why does murder carry a heavier penalty than attempted murder? If you don’t like the socks your grandma gives you for Christmas, should you tell her so? Packed with moral dilemmas, thought-provoking scenarios and insights from history’s greatest philosophers, this interactive and entertaining introduction to ethics will bring you face to face with some tough moral choices. Featuring 101 imaginative scenarios--sometimes amusing, sometimes tragic, and sometimes uncomfortably realistic--which will force you to re-examine your most cherished assumptions about right and wrong. Ask yourself - and others - what you would do in each of these moral dilemmas based around real-life problems before comparing your answers with a philosophical perspective with some of history's greatest philosophers!

The author

Eric Chaline is a professional journalist and writer specializing in history, philosophy, and religion. A graduate of Cambridge University and The School of African and Oriental Studies, London, he lived in Tokyo for seven years where he was English-language editor for Kodansha Publishers. His book credits from that time include Martial Arts for Fitness and Tai Chi for Mind, Body and Spirit, which have been translated into several languages. More recently, he has published titles on philosophy, including The Book of Zen, and on history, including Traveler's Guide to the Ancient World: Ancient Greece, History's Worst Inventions, and History's Worst Deceptions. He now lives and works in London, where he is conducting doctoral research in sociology at South Bank University.

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Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780857625069
Illustrations: Illustrations
Size: 6.102 in x 8.189 in / 155 mm x 208 mm
Published:

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