Uncommon Sense

Uncommon Sense In Uncommon Sense, Andrew Pessin Leads Us On An Entertaining Tour Of Philosophy, Explaining The Pivotal Moments When The Greatest Minds Solved Some Of The Knottiest Conundrums By Asserting Some Very Strange Things But The Great Philosophers Don T Merely Make Unusual Claims, They Offer Powerful Arguments For Those Claims That You Can T Easily Dismiss And These Arguments Suggest That The World Is Much Stranger Than You Could Have Imagined You Neither Will, Nor Won T, Do Certain Things In The Future, Like Wear Your Blue Shirt Tomorrow.But Your Blue Shirt Isn T Really Blue, Because Colors Don T Exist In Physical Objects They Re Only In Your Mind.Time Is An Illusion.Your Thoughts Are Not Inside Your Head.Everything You Believe About Morality Is False.Animals Don T Have Minds.There Is No Physical World At All.In Eighteen Lively, Intelligent Chapters, Spanning The Ancient Greeks And Contemporary Thinkers, Pessin Examines The Most Unusual Ideas, How They Have Influenced The Course Of Western Thought, And Why, Despite Being So Odd, They Just Might Be Correct Here Is Popular Philosophy At Its Finest, Sure To Entertain As It Enlightens. A Provocative Invitation To PhilosophyAndrew Pessin s recent book Uncommon Sense the Strangest Ideas from the Smartest Philosophers 2012 is less an introduction to philosophy, as it might be taught in a college course for freshmen, than an invitation to engage in philosophical thinking Pessin is Professor of Philosophy at Connecticut College He has written technical books and papers about philosophy of mind and early modern philosophy, together with books, such as Uncommon Sense which a A Provocative Invitation To PhilosophyAndrew Pessin s recent book Uncommon Sense the Strangest Ideas from the Smartest Philosophers 2012 is less an introduction to philosophy, as it might be taught in a college course for freshmen, than an invitati
a short and diverting collection of odd ideas from philosophy Philosophy can often be seen as ridiculous by practical people It has a lot of ideas that fly in the face of common sense I often find people who do not like philosophy also tend not to like science fiction It is the idea of thinking of outlandish scenarios being something rather childish or absent minded I like
I don t like Philosophy but I liked the simplicity of this author s remarks.EXTRACTTo Tie it all togetherTo put it all in one place, then, Anselm s ontological argument looks like this God is the greatest conceivable being.God exists at least in the mind.Assume for a moment that God exists only in the mind.Then the greatest conceivable being would be one than which a greater CAN be conceived.But that is a contradiction, so that assumption leading to it must be false.Therefore God does not exist I don t like Philosophy but I liked the simplicity of this author s remarks.EXTRACTTo Tie it all togetherTo put it all in one place, then, Anselm s ontological argument looks like this God is the greatest conceivable being.God exists at least in the mind.Assume for a moment that God exists only in the mind.Then the greatest conceivable being would be one than which a greater CAN be conceiv
This was so down to Earth and humorous about many of the profound ideas that have shaped and shaken mankind I devoured it vey quickly then went back for bites of it A book that will change your life or your ideas about it anyway. 190 P475 2012

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  • 234 pages
  • Uncommon Sense
  • Andrew Pessin
  • English
  • 05 September 2017
  • 1442216107