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Entertaining Ideas: Popular Philosophical…

Entertaining Ideas: Popular Philosophical Essays : 1970-1990

by Robert C. Solomon

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0879757531, Paperback)

This delightful collection of fifty witty and insightful essays is written for real people in plain language by an internationally respected philosopher who is well-known for his efforts to "popularize" philosophy.

Originally published in newspapers and popular magazines, these essays are presented to "elicit the joy of reflection," to provoke argument and intimacy, and to encourage understanding. Robert Solomon's aim is to make philosophy accessible and fun for everyone. You are cordially invited to join in a fascinating romp through many of the sticky intellectual brambles that have tantalized the human mind for centuries. Read about: "Becoming a Philosopher," "What's Wrong with Sentimentality?", "The Game of Love," "The Politics of Sleep," "Are the Three Stooges Funny?", "Righteous Food," "The One-Minute Moralist," "In Defense of Kitsch," "The New Illiteracy," "Are Ethics Courses Useful?", "Professors Riot: Kill Moby Dick," and much more.

Entertaining Ideas will captivate the curious and positively unnerve all those who believe that good ideas have to be dull, boring, and impossible to understand.

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