How To Be A Philosopher or How to Be Almost Certain that Almost Nothing is Certain

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/12/2015
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Do life's big questions perplex you? This book, now available in paperback, will give you answers to some of them while revealing that others have no answer. A humorous but informed instruction manual to questions philosophers have been asking and attempting to answer for centuries, How to Be A Philosopher will help you:

Think, talk, argue and persuade like a philosopher.
Win every agument by tying people in philosophical knots.
Ask questions and raise doubts about things most people take for granted.
Realise that almost nothing is certain.
Get the absolute final word on that question about a falling tree.

A practical guide to philosophising, the book explains philosophical ideas with examples drawn from such great works as Family Guy, Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Matrix and Red Dwarf. The book also argues that learning to philosophise will help you think more clearly and honestly about your own life. The book even gives practical advice on how to make a living from philosophy!

Author Biography

Gary Cox has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Birmingham, UK, where he is also an Honorary Research Fellow.

Table of Contents

1. What is Philosophy?
2. How to Be A Philosopher - Phase 1: Doubting Everything
3. How to Be A Philosopher - Phase 2: The Tree Question
4. How to Make A Living From Philosophy
Visual, Music and Online Resources
Further Reading

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