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Entertaining Ideas

Popular Philosophical Essays (1970-1990)



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Entertaining Ideas: Popular Philosophical Essays (1970-1990) by Professor Robert C. Solomon
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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 'popularise' 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 tantalised 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. This book will captivate the curious and positively unnerve all those who believe that good ideas have to be dull, boring, and impossible to understand.
Release date NZ
June 1st, 1992
Country of Publication
United States
Prometheus Books
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