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You Kant Make It Up Strange Ideas from History's Great Philosophers

This unconventional introduction to philosophy will challenge your assumptions expand your horizons infuriate entertain and amuse you Gary Hayden is a journalist and popular philosopher He has a master’s degree in philosophy and has written for The Times Educational Supplement He is the author of This Book Does Not Exist Adventures in the Paradoxical. A fun read Bite sized philosophy in every day speak

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Ts stem from philosophy’s greatest minds What were they thinking Overflowing with compelling arguments for the downright strange – many of which are hugely influential today – popular philosopher Gary Hayden shows that just because something is odd doesn’t mean that someone hasn’t argued for it Spanning ethics logic politics sex and religion. This is a fun easy to access reminder and introduction to some familiar and outlandish philosophical arguments Not only did it remind me of why I used to love the work of Socrates but it was written well to get peek behind the surface of ideas by a whole host of philosopher like Liebniz Nietzsche and St Augustine I like how the author is keen to show how diametrically opposing arguments eg we live in the best of all possible worlds vs we live in the worst of all possible worlds can be eually valid It s not the most in depth but definitely nice conversation starter if you re the right company

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Drawing on the writings of the great philosophers You Kant Make it Up sends the reader on thrilling non stop tour of their most outrageous and counter intuitive conclusions Augustine said that babies deserve to go to hell Berkeley asserted that matter doesn’t exist Bentham would have argued that Dan Brown is better than Shakespeare All these statemen. This is another book vaguely like the books of philosophy puzzles I was reading with a very similar structure and tone It s very simple to understand it often didn t go beyond my GCSE and A Level Religious Studies classes and none of it went beyond what I studied in my first year when I took the first year of a philosophy degreeOn the one hand it s frustratingly simple and repetitive for someone who knows a good bit about philosophy already but on the other hand that would recommend it to beginners It s well laid out too you can skip through it for the stuff you re interested in letting one idea lead onto another There s a touch of humour in the whole treatment of it which might help

  • Paperback
  • 233
  • You Kant Make It Up Strange Ideas from History's Great Philosophers
  • Gary Hayden
  • English
  • 12 October 2019
  • 9781851688456

About the Author: Gary Hayden

If you look at the ratings I give here on Goodreads you might think that I'm very easy to please since many of them are five star But that's because I tend mostly to rate books I love and admire rather than just anything that comes my wayI love classic literature particularly classic British literature especially Jane Austen Charles Dickens and Anthony TrollopeAs a writer I'm influenced



10 thoughts on “You Kant Make It Up Strange Ideas from History's Great Philosophers

  1. says:

    A very enjoyable read for someone considering as an immature philosophy self taught learner like me As the book provides many thought provoking ideas and creative way to read not chapter by chapter but fundamental ideas where you can premise at any chapter in the book by jumping into any topic you're interested and it's not confus

  2. says:

    I read this book 2 years ago when I knew absolutely nothing about philosophical theories and was too occupied with my academic reading to study a new discipline from scratch It boils down some of the most complex ideas and explains them using contemporary scenarios Definitely not for someone well versed with philo but an excellent starting

  3. says:

    This is another book vaguely like the books of philosophy puzzles I was reading with a very similar structure and tone It's very simple to understand; it often didn't go beyond my GCSE and A Level Religious Studies classes and none

  4. says:

    Good as an 'introduction to philosophy'probably not for someone with a PHD in philosophy for someone who's interested in itand thinks a lotbut less in a way of studying itand just generally enjoying it as a topicI personally loved reading it and I think that it was probably one of the best and most enjoyable ph

  5. says:

    A Brief Odyssey of Philosophical OdditiesFocusing mainly on ontology the theories of what can be known with side trips to ethics and aesthetic

  6. says:

    This is a fun easy to access reminder and introduction to some familiar and outlandish philosophical arguments Not only did it remind me of why I used to love the work of Socrates but it was written well to get peek behind the surface of ideas by a whole host of philosopher like Liebniz Nietzsche and St Augustine I like how the auth

  7. says:

    This book compiled 75 ideas from various philosophers and sages throughout the history of philosophy Each idea is a few pages and follows a general structure description of a seemingly absurd idea identification of the seemingly absurd with a thinker and then some analysis The content is accessible and suited to a general audience It’s a d

  8. says:

    Like others I struggle how to explain this book It does introduce a lot of philosophic theories which is always good but it often skims those th

  9. says:

    A fun read Bite sized philosophy in every day speak

  10. says:

    Weirdest is what made them philosophers

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