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This is not a book

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  158 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Filled with philosophical puzzles that have intrigued the greatest minds, quizzes that reveal the inconsistencies of our ideas, insoluble logical paradoxes, and moral dilemmas that force us to confront the consequences of our beliefs, this book can give your intellect a workout. Each section also includes quizzes, games, and mental exercises.
Hardback, 160 pages
Published January 15th 2007 by Quid Publishing (first published January 1st 2007)
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May 21, 2011 rated it it was ok
This is not a book, which, incidentally, actually is a book, is designed to get you thinking. Written by Michael Picard, it is an approachable and easy introduction to so-called ‘popular’ philosophy.

The book is broken down into four main chapters, epistemology (philosophy of knowledge), ethics and morality, metaphysics and spirituality, and logic and infinity. Each chapter outlines the main schools of thought within the particular field and gives a brief introduction to some of the main
May 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: philosophy, owned
This book is a good introduction to philosophy with concise explanations of somewhat complex principles. This book is less of a meal for your brain and more of an appetizer, which I found was actually refreshing. It left me the opportunity to think about the principles after I was done reading without force feeding an agenda down my throat (which I find is quite prevalent in this genre).

Overall, a good casual read that is easy to pick up and put down without missing anything and while the book
Apryl Anderson
Jul 27, 2011 rated it liked it
it's not a book, and it's a damned fine one, too.

This (non) book will help you sort through your dilemmas, understand how you got them, know what to do with them and put impressive titles on them. If you don't believe in something, you could fall for anything. So, go ahead, sit down and have a good think. Be sure to sit by a strong reading lamp, as the somber-toned pages don't allow much contrast with the ink.
May 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
This is a good introduction to philosophy for people who have no knowledge whatesover of philosophy. It allows people to get a hold of the popular sects of philosophy, from logic, to epistemology, etc. However, anybody who's taken any sort of course, or has already delved in to the field need not read the book, as it really only does cover rudimentary philosophy.
Aug 05, 2015 rated it liked it
This was pretty dry, especially the last chapter. The first few parts were interesting, but not as good as his other book.

It did give a scientific basis for the "some infinities are greater than other infinities" thing from TFIOS, though, so that was cool.
Feb 06, 2008 rated it liked it
Good book and intro to philosophy. Hard to read physically- the print is hard to read on earth tone paper.
Mar 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
genius!!! works the brain muscles and makes you mentally buff and sexy! ;)
Nov 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
Love it!
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
Meh. It's a base level introduction to philosophy.
Aug 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
Probably wouldn't have bought this book if it wasn't on major bargin sale in Borders. Its interesting as a cursory read on pop psychology - but there are many other books out there that are more well done and insightful than this. It seems they tried to fit too much information into one book.
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