The Pig That Wants to be Eaten: 100 Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher

Baggini, Julian
Plume 2005
ISBN 978-0-452-28744-0
300pp
Date finished: 2007-07-22

100 short pieces on philosophical questions: does God exist? does free will exist? is it better to do good for emotional reasons or logical ones? Each piece begins with an illustrative story, and then discusses the issues raised by the anecdote. Two or three pages isn't enough space to go into any great depth, so I found the book unsatisfying to read: only a few arguments can be covered and they're only sketched, and historical discussion is non-existent. This book would certainly make a great nucleus for classroom or book club discussions, though.

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