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What Don't You Know?: Philosophical Provocations

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"LaBossiere brilliantly tackles many of the toughest ethical dilemmas of our times, from gender selection, cloning and sexual inequality to violence in the media and the conduct of warfare. In an age of snap judgments and stereotypes, he approaches his topics in a refreshingly open-minded fashion. His quick wit and firm knowledge of contemporary culture bring philosophy ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 6th 2008 by Bloomsbury Academic
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Even with the understanding that What Don't You Know is a compilation of columns from a magazine feature and that the arguments were presented to provoke rather than answer, the whole effect was unsatisfying regardless of which side I happened to fall on each provocation. The quick pace and conversational tone rightly intended to make the material approachable, but instead resulted in far too many straw men and other examples of simplistic reasoning. I can see the value of many of the sections, ...more
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Michael LaBossiere is a guy from Maine who went to school in Ohio and ended up a philosophy professor in Florida.

While acquiring his doctorate in philosophy at Ohio State University, he earned his ramen noodle money by writing for GDW, TSR, R. Talsorian Games, and Chaosium. After graduate school, he became a philosophy professor at Florida A&M University. His first philosophy book, What Don't
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