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This Is Not a Book

by Michael Picard

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This is an enjoyable introduction to various philosophical concepts and ideas. There is a section that deals with logic as well. I wish there were pointers to other introductory materials on the different topics that it addresses. Nevertheless, most of the points are concise and understandable to someone with no philosophical background (me). This is not true, alas, with the section that addresses the intersection between math and philosophy, but even while not understanding, I feel I got something out of it. The book is very attractively designed, although I would have preferred that the paper be white. The paper in each section (Epistemology, Ethics and Morality, Metaphysics and Spirituality, and Logic and Infinity has a different color, which reduces the contrast with the text just enough to be annoying without detracting from readability. ( )
  baobab | Apr 22, 2014 |
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"This Is Not a Book will stretch your mind, put your neurons through their paces, and challenge the foundations of your opinions and knowledge itself. You'll discover that you can't even trust your senses - even though they may be all you have. Filled with philosophical puzzels that have intrigued the greatest minds, quizzes that reveal the inconsistancy of our ideas, insoluble logical paradoxes, and moral dilemmas that force us to confront the consequences of our beliefs, This Is Not a Book will give your intellect a workout that you'll thoroughly enjoy." --Backcover.… (more)

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