What If--: Collected Thought Experiments in Philosophy

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Pearson/Longman, 2005 - Philosophy - 243 pages
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What If. . . Collected Thought Experiments in Philosophy is a brief, inexpensive collection of over 100 classic and contemporary ?thought experiments?, each with an accompanying commentary, that explore philosophical arguments and often address a genuine problem in life. The value of the book is in its simplicity in both format and tone: Each thought experiment is accompanied by commentary that explains importance of the experiment, and questions to provoke thought and discussion, all encapsulated within two pages. The book is direct, clear and conversational but does not dilute difficult ideas.

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Contents

Free Will and Determinism
16
Pascals Wager
30
Rowes Fawn
44
Copyright

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Peg Tittle (Sundridge, Ontario, Canada) has taught applied ethics for several years and worked with children and adolescents in various capacities. She is a columnist for The Philosophers' Magazine website and the author of Ethical Issues in Business: Inquiries, Cases, and Readings.

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