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Ask A Philosopher by IAN. OLASOV

Title Ask a Philosopher
Author IAN. OLASOV
Publisher Godsfield Press
Release Date 2020-09-17
Category
Total Pages 176
ISBN 1841815012
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The perfect gift for the smart thinker in your life. For several years Ian Olasov has set up 'Ask-a-Philosopher' booths around New York City, answering questions from passers-by. Now in this book he offers answers to the real-life questions on people's minds. From the philosophical to the frivolous, questions include: - Are people innately good or bad? - Is it okay to have a pet fish? - Is it okay to have kids? - Is colour subjective? - If humans colonise Mars, who will own the land? - Is ketchup a smoothie? - Is there life after death? - Should I give money to homeless people? Every question is approached from a philosophical standpoint, but the answer is made fun and accessible for everyone. One of the many joys of this book is that you see how philosophy can be both perfectly continuous with everyday life and also utterly transporting.

Ask A Philosopher by Ian Olasov

Title Ask a Philosopher
Author Ian Olasov
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2020-09-17
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9781841815022
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The perfect gift for the smart thinker in your life. For several years Ian Olasov has set up 'Ask-a-Philosopher' booths around New York City, answering questions from passersby. Now in this book he offers answers to the real-life questions on people's minds. From the philosophical to the frivolous, questions include: - Are people innately good or bad? - Is it okay to have a pet fish? - Is it okay to have kids? - Is colour subjective? - If humans colonise Mars, who will own the land? - Is ketchup a smoothie? - Is there life after death? - Should I give money to homeless people? Every question is approached from a philosophical standpoint, but the answer is made fun and accessible for everyone. One of the many joys of this book is that you see how philosophy can be both perfectly continuous with everyday life and also utterly transporting.

Title When You Kant Figure It Out Ask a Philosopher
Author Marie Robert
Publisher Little, Brown Spark
Release Date 2019-11-12
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9780316492515
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Advice for modern dilemmas from the greatest Western philosophers. How can Kant comfort you when you get ditched via text message? How can Aristotle cure your hangover? How can Heidegger make you feel better when your dog dies? When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher explains how pearls of wisdom from the greatest Western philosophers can help us face and make light of some of the daily challenges of modern life. In twelve clever, accessible chapters, you'll get advice from Epicurus about how to disconnect from constant news alerts and social media updates, Nietzsche's take on getting in shape, John Stuart Mill's tips for handling bad birthday presents, and many other classic insights to help you navigate life today. Hilarious, practical, and edifying, When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher brings the best thinkers of the past into the 21st Century to help us all make sense of a chaotic new world.

The Philosophical Child by Jana Mohr Lone

Title The Philosophical Child
Author Jana Mohr Lone
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Date 2012-09-16
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781442217348
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What does it mean to be good? Why do people die? What is friendship? Children enter the world full of questions and wrestle with deep, thoughtful issues, even if they do not always wonder them aloud. Many parents have the desire to discuss philosophical ideas with their children, but are unsure how to do so. The Philosophical Child offers parents guidance on how to gently approach philosophical questions with children of all ages. Jana Mohr Lone argues that for children to mature emotionally, they must develop their desire and ability to think abstractly about themselves and their experiences. This book suggests easy ways that parents can engage with their children's philosophical questions and help them develop their "philosophical selves."

Title The Philosopher s Book of Questions Answers
Author D.E. Wittkower
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2013-04-18
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781440558870
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Your life through the lens of the world's greatest thinkers! Do you ever wonder how important money really is in life or what you need to do to achieve happiness? With The Philosopher's Book of Questions and Answers, you will be one step closer to solving these uncertainties. Inside, you'll find the basics of philosophy, written in plain English, and thoughts for applying these important theories to your own life. You'll also be encouraged to dig deep into the philosophical reasoning behind your everyday actions with a series of fascinating prompts, such as: If you had ten times your wealth and ten times your income, what would you do then that you can't do now? What's a version of that activity that you could do right now? Is it ten times less meaningful, important, or enjoyable than the activity you would do with more money? From Socrates and Epicurean to Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, The Philosopher's Book of Questions and Answers will not only help you grasp history's greatest thoughts, but will also unveil the world in a whole new light.

Philosophy For Kids by David A. White

Title Philosophy for Kids
Author David A. White
Publisher PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
Release Date 2001
Category Education
Total Pages 199
ISBN 9781882664702
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This offers young people (from 10 up) the opportunity to become acquainted with the wonders of philosophy. Forty questions--arranged under Values, Knowledge, Reality, and Critcal Thinking--invite kids to think about questions that philosophers have been discussing since the time of the ancient Greeks. Each question includes a fun activity that allows kids to increase their understanding of philosophical concepts and issues and enjoy themselves at the same time.

Ask A Philosopher by Ian Olasov

Title Ask a Philosopher
Author Ian Olasov
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books
Release Date 2020-09-15
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9781250756183
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A collection of answers to the philosophical questions on people's minds—from the big to the personal to the ones you didn't know you needed answered. Based on real-life questions from his Ask a Philosopher series, Ian Olasov offers his answers to questions such as: - Are people innately good or bad? - Is it okay to have a pet fish? - Is it okay to have kids? - Is color subjective? - If humans colonize Mars, who will own the land? - Is ketchup a smoothie? - Is there life after death? - Should I give money to homeless people? Ask a Philosopher shows that there's a way of making philosophy work for each of us, and that philosophy can be both perfectly continuous with everyday life, and also utterly transporting. From questions that we all wrestle with in private to questions that you never thought to ask, Ask a Philosopher will get you thinking.

Sophie S World by Jostein Gaarder

Title Sophie s World
Author Jostein Gaarder
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date 2007-03-20
Category Fiction
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9781466804272
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

Feline Philosophy by John Gray

Title Feline Philosophy
Author John Gray
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date 2020-11-24
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9780374718794
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The author of Straw Dogs, famous for his provocative critiques of scientific hubris and the delusions of progress and humanism, turns his attention to cats—and what they reveal about humans' torturous relationship to the world and to themselves. The history of philosophy has been a predictably tragic or comical succession of palliatives for human disquiet. Thinkers from Spinoza to Berdyaev have pursued the perennial questions of how to be happy, how to be good, how to be loved, and how to live in a world of change and loss. But perhaps we can learn more from cats--the animal that has most captured our imagination--than from the great thinkers of the world. In Feline Philosophy, the philosopher John Gray discovers in cats a way of living that is unburdened by anxiety and self-consciousness, showing how they embody answers to the big questions of love and attachment, mortality, morality, and the Self: Montaigne's house cat, whose un-examined life may have been the one worth living; Meo, the Vietnam War survivor with an unshakable capacity for "fearless joy"; and Colette's Saha, the feline heroine of her subversive short story "The Cat", a parable about the pitfalls of human jealousy. Exploring the nature of cats, and what we can learn from it, Gray offers a profound, thought-provoking meditation on the follies of human exceptionalism and our fundamentally vulnerable and lonely condition. He charts a path toward a life without illusions and delusions, revealing how we can endure both crisis and transformation, and adapt to a changed scene, as cats have always done.

Title How To Be A Philosopher
Author Gary Cox
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2010-09-09
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 144
ISBN 9781441174819
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Do life's big questions perplex you? This book, now available in paperback, will give you answers to some of them while revealing that others have no answer. A humorous but informed instruction manual to questions philosophers have been asking and attempting to answer for centuries, How to Be A Philosopher will help you: • Think, talk, argue and persuade like a philosopher. • Win every agument by tying people in philosophical knots. • Ask questions and raise doubts about things most people take for granted. • Realise that almost nothing is certain. • Get the absolute final word on that question about a falling tree. A practical guide to philosophising, the book explains philosophical ideas with examples drawn from such great works as Family Guy, Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Matrix and Red Dwarf. The book also argues that learning to philosophise will help you think more clearly and honestly about your own life. The book even gives practical advice on how to make a living from philosophy!

What We Owe To Each Other by Thomas Scanlon

Title What We Owe to Each Other
Author Thomas Scanlon
Publisher Belknap Press
Release Date 2000
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 420
ISBN 9780674004238
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How do we judge whether an action is morally right or wrong? If an action is wrong, what reason does that give us not to do it? Why should we give such reasons priority over our other concerns and values? In this book, T. M. Scanlon offers new answers to these questions, as they apply to the central part of morality that concerns what we owe to each other. According to his contractualist view, thinking about right and wrong is thinking about what we do in terms that could be justified to others and that they could not reasonably reject. He shows how the special authority of conclusions about right and wrong arises from the value of being related to others in this way, and he shows how familiar moral ideas such as fairness and responsibility can be understood through their role in this process of mutual justification and criticism. Scanlon bases his contractualism on a broader account of reasons, value, and individual well-being that challenges standard views about these crucial notions. He argues that desires do not provide us with reasons, that states of affairs are not the primary bearers of value, and that well-being is not as important for rational decision-making as it is commonly held to be. Scanlon is a pluralist about both moral and non-moral values. He argues that, taking this plurality of values into account, contractualism allows for most of the variability in moral requirements that relativists have claimed, while still accounting for the full force of our judgments of right and wrong.

Title Why Does the World Exist An Existential Detective Story
Author Jim Holt
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2012-07-16
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780871403278
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Washington Post Notable Non-Fiction of 2013 “I can imagine few more enjoyable ways of thinking than to read this book.”—Sarah Bakewell, New York Times Book Review, front-page review Tackling the “darkest question in all of philosophy” with “raffish erudition” (Dwight Garner, New York Times), author Jim Holt explores the greatest metaphysical mystery of all: why is there something rather than nothing? This runaway bestseller, which has captured the imagination of critics and the public alike, traces our latest efforts to grasp the origins of the universe. Holt adopts the role of cosmological detective, traveling the globe to interview a host of celebrated scientists, philosophers, and writers, “testing the contentions of one against the theories of the other” (Jeremy Bernstein, Wall Street Journal). As he interrogates his list of ontological culprits, the brilliant yet slyly humorous Holt contends that we might have been too narrow in limiting our suspects to God versus the Big Bang. This “deft and consuming” (David Ulin, Los Angeles Times) narrative humanizes the profound questions of meaning and existence it confronts.

The Big Questions Philosophy by Simon Blackburn

Title The Big Questions Philosophy
Author Simon Blackburn
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Release Date 2012-01-05
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781849166072
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Big Questions series is designed to let renowned experts confront the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy. Each 3000-word essay simply and concisely examines a question that has eternally perplexed enquiring minds, and provides answers from history's great thinkers. This ambitious project is a unique distillation of humanity's best ideas. In Big Questions: Philosophy, bestselling author Simon Blackburn addresses 20 essential questions.

Title The Philosophy Book
Author DK
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2015-03-02
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781465441065
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What existed before the Universe was created? Where does self-worth come from? Do the ends always justify the means? The Philosophy Book answers the most profound questions we all have. It is your visual guide to the fundamental nature of existence, society, and how we think. Discover what it means to be free, whether science can predict the future, or how language shapes our thoughts. Learn about the world's greatest philosophers, from Plato and Confucius to modern thinkers such as Chomsky and Derrida and follow charts and timelines that graphically show the progression of ideas and logic. Written in plain English, with concise explanations of branches of philosophy such as metaphysics and ethics, it untangles complicated theories and makes sense of abstract concepts. It is an ideal reference whether you're a student or a general reader, with simple explanations of big ideas, including the four noble truths, the soul, class struggle, moral purpose, and good and evil. If you're curious about the deeper questions in life, The Philosophy Book is both an invaluable reference and illuminating read.

Title A Little History of Philosophy
Author Nigel Warburton
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date 2011-10-25
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 260
ISBN 9780300152081
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it. In forty brief chapters, Nigel Warburton guides us on a chronological tour of the major ideas in the history of philosophy. He provides interesting and often quirky stories of the lives and deaths of thought-provoking philosophers from Socrates, who chose to die by hemlock poisoning rather than live on without the freedom to think for himself, to Peter Singer, who asks the disquieting philosophical and ethical questions that haunt our own times. Warburton not only makes philosophy accessible, he offers inspiration to think, argue, reason, and ask in the tradition of Socrates. A Little History of Philosophy presents the grand sweep of humanity's search for philosophical understanding and invites all to join in the discussion.

The Philosopher Queens by Rebecca Buxton

Title The Philosopher Queens
Author Rebecca Buxton
Publisher Unbound Publishing
Release Date 2020-09-17
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781783528295
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Where are the women philosophers? The answer is right here. The history of philosophy has not done women justice: you’ve probably heard the names Plato, Kant, Nietzsche and Locke – but what about Hypatia, Arendt, Oluwole and Young? The Philosopher Queens is a long-awaited book about the lives and works of women in philosophy by women in philosophy. This collection brings to centre stage twenty prominent women whose ideas have had a profound – but for the most part uncredited – impact on the world. You’ll learn about Ban Zhao, the first woman historian in ancient Chinese history; Angela Davis, perhaps the most iconic symbol of the American Black Power Movement; Azizah Y. al-Hibri, known for examining the intersection of Islamic law and gender equality; and many more. For anyone who has wondered where the women philosophers are, or anyone curious about the history of ideas – it's time to meet the philosopher queens.

What Do We Really Know by Simon Blackburn

Title What Do We Really Know
Author Simon Blackburn
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Release Date 2016-07-26
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 208
ISBN 1780875878
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In What Do We Really Know? Simon Blackburn addresses the twenty most-asked philosophical questions, including 'Can machines think?', 'What is the meaning of life?', 'Is death to be feared?', 'Why be good?', 'What am I?' and 'What do we really know?' Each 3000-word essay examines a question that has eternally perplexed enquiring minds, and provides answers from history's great thinkers.

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Title The Giving Tree
Author Shel Silverstein
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2014-02-18
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9780061965104
Language English, Spanish, and French
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As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a household classic that will now reach an even wider audience. Never before have Shel Silverstein's children's books appeared in a format other than hardcover. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss these other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and A Light in the Attic!

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Title The Rainbow Fish
Author Marcus Pfister
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 1992
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 24
ISBN 9781558580091
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The most beautiful fish in the entire ocean discovers the real value of personal beauty and friendship.

Title The Consolations of Philosophy
Author Alain De Botton
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2013-01-23
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780307833501
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the author of How Proust Can Change Your Life, a delightful, truly consoling work that proves that philosophy can be a supreme source of help for our most painful everyday problems. Perhaps only Alain de Botton could uncover practical wisdom in the writings of some of the greatest thinkers of all time. But uncover he does, and the result is an unexpected book of both solace and humor. Dividing his work into six sections -- each highlighting a different psychic ailment and the appropriate philosopher -- de Botton offers consolation for unpopularity from Socrates, for not having enough money from Epicurus, for frustration from Seneca, for inadequacy from Montaigne, and for a broken heart from Schopenhauer (the darkest of thinkers and yet, paradoxically, the most cheering). Consolation for envy -- and, of course, the final word on consolation -- comes from Nietzsche: "Not everything which makes us feel better is good for us." This wonderfully engaging book will, however, make us feel better in a good way, with equal measures of wit and wisdom.