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There Are Two Errors in the the Title of This Book

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Martin provides fascinating discussions of each problem or puzzle, and appends suggestions for further reading. Where the puzzle or problem admits of a right answer, Martin provides it in a separate section. But he also often ends with a question; as this book richly and entertainingly demonstrates, philosophy is as much the search for the right questions as it is for the

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Paperback, 327 pages
Published February 19th 2002 by Broadview Press Inc (first published 1992)
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Allan Collins
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is easy to kind of pick up and put down whenever you need to. If your at all interested in philosophy then this is a great book, if your only slightly interested this book might get extremely boring extremely fast
Mario Gutierrez
Nov 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
An incredibly interesting little book. It covers a lot of ground and it does a very nice job of presenting the various puzzles present in philosophic thought in an incredibly accessible manner. The format of the book is also quite well done, in that it typically presents a particular puzzle and allows the reader to engage in thinking about the puzzle, and its implications, before ultimately providing a commentary in terms of possible ways of viewing the issue. It's interactive and whether being ...more
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این کتاب دقیقا همون چیزیه که ادعا میکنه: مرجع معماها، مسئلهها و پارادوکسهای فلسفی
کتاب پر از سواله و خیلی به دنبال جواب نهایی نیست، دقیقا مطابق نقل قولی که خودش آورده:
«بهتر است بعضی از سوالها را بدانی تا اینکه همه جوابها را»
به طور خلاصه یه مرجع خوب برای فکر کردنه، که تو هر موضوع فلسفی سرنخهای اولیه برای تفکر رو ارائه میده
نکته جذاب ترجمه اجازه از نویسنده کتابه که انصافا ترجمه خوبی هم شده
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Greg Ross
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Written by Dalhousie University philosopher Robert M. Martin, this is one of the best collections of thinking puzzles that I've come across, both for the breadth of its coverage (more than 250 puzzles) and for Martin's refreshing willingness to admit that paradoxes and puzzles can be fun in themselves even as they illuminate deeper principles. To the intellectually curious, questions are often more stimulating than answers, and the habit of playful inquisitiveness should be encouraged particular ...more
Wanda
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is definitely a book meant to digest over a longer period of time, since often the topics are presented with guiding questions and little more than a cursory examination. I appreciated the humour imbued in this book, and found that the scenarios presented really got to the crux of the issue to which they pertained. Finally, the footnotes and citations were extremely enlightening, although I still found some sections to be rushed. It's still a fantastic introduction to many areas in philosop ...more
Arthur
Sep 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: amateur philosophers
This excellent book covers all the best known logical paradoxes: "This sentences is false", the set of all sets that do not contains themselves, etc. However, it also ventures into many other branches of philosophy, using conundrums that are easily stated, but require deep thinking. Other books of a similar nature exist, but this one is the most entertaining and enlightening that I've read.
J.
Oct 05, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: amateur philosophers
Good thinking puzzle book. It enlivens parts of philosophy by concentrating on unexpected questions/answers. For the most part the author exposition is pretty objective. There are times, however, when the author makes unwarranted and subtle evaluations as to the relevenace of some arguments, thereby pre-judging the issues that the reader receives.
Sadra Mahmoodi
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very special,different and lovely book that makes you laugh and think about very serious philosophical things.
Deborah Escobar
Apr 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed the puzzles and ideas in this book. It really makes you think, deeply. Wonderful, but take your time with it. Can't rush through this one, every chapter needs to be pondered.
Nicole C
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good things to think about. Good conversation starters. I liked that the book was organized somewhat coherently.
Isaiah Fapuro
Feb 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
A very challenging read, but enjoyable nonetheless. One to make you think, if you have the time to (!)
Barry
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
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A series of puzzles introduces you to the issues in the mainstream of philosophy. Recommended by Paul Wood.
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