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Mini Philosophy - A Small Book of Big Ideas

English · Hardback

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Why do people enjoy watching scary movies? Should we bet on the existence of God? Why is pleasure better than pain? And when is a duck not a duck?

Mini Philosophy is a fascinating journey into what some of the greatest minds of the last 2,500 years have to say about the big questions in life, and why they are relevant to us today.

Covering everything from Sun Tzu's strategy for winning at board games to Freud's insights into our 'death drive'; why De Beauvoir believed the mothering instinct is a myth to why Schopenhauer probably wasn't much fun at parties, these mini-meditations will expand your mind (and bend it too).

About the author

Jonny Thomson taught philosophy in Oxford for more than a decade before turning to writing full-time. He's a staff writer at Big Think, where he writes about philosophy, theology, psychology and occasionally other subjects when he dares step out of his lane. His first book, Mini Philosophy, is an award-winning, international bestseller, and has been translated into twenty languages. Jonny also runs the 'Mini Philosophy' Instagram and Facebook accounts (@philosophyminis).

Summary

'Engaging, smart and wise, Mini-Philosophy is a diverse taster menu of ideas on life, the mind and the world. Nutritious, bite-sized portions of philosophy that whet the appetite for more' - David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks

Why do people enjoy watching scary movies? Should we bet on the existence of God? Why is pleasure better than pain? And when is a duck not a duck?

Mini Philosophy is a fascinating journey into what some of the greatest minds of the last 2500 years have to say about the big questions in life, and why they are relevant to us today.

Covering everything from Sun Tzu's strategy for winning at board games to Freud's insights into our 'death drive'; why De Beauvoir believed the mothering instinct is a myth to why Schopenhauer probably wasn't much fun at parties, these mini meditations will expand your mind (and bend it too).

Additional text

Lively, sharp and wide-ranging, a sparky bite-sized companion for the wilds and wilderness of philosophy

Product details

Authors Jonny Thomson
Publisher Wildfire
 
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 05.08.2021
 
EAN 9781472282170
ISBN 978-1-4722-8217-0
No. of pages 304
Dimensions 156 mm x 156 mm x 26 mm
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Religion/theology

History of Ideas, PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / General, HISTORY / Social History, Social & political philosophy, Ethics & moral philosophy, Popular philosophy, Topics in philosophy

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