The Resource Zeno and the tortoise: : how to think like a philosopher, Nicholas Fearn, (electronic resource)

Zeno and the tortoise: : how to think like a philosopher, Nicholas Fearn, (electronic resource)

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Zeno and the tortoise: : how to think like a philosopher
Title
Zeno and the tortoise:
Title remainder
how to think like a philosopher
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Nicholas Fearn
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eng
Summary
For those who don't know the difference between Lucretius's spear and Hume's fork, Zeno and the Tortoise explains not just who each philosopher was and what he thought, but exactly how he came to think in the way he did. Nicholas Fearn presents philosophy as a collection of tools -- the tricks of a trade that, in the end, might just be all tricks, each to be fruitfully applied to a variety of everyday predicaments. In a witty and engaging style that incorporates everything from Sting to cell phones to Bill Gates, Fearn demystifies the ways of thought that have shaped and inspired humanity -- among many others, the Socratic method, Descartes's use of doubt, Bentham's theory of utilitarianism, Rousseau's social contract, and, of course, the concept of common sense. Along the way, there are fascinating biographical snippets about the philosophers themselves: the story of Thales falling down a well while studying the stars, and of Socrates being told by a face-reader that his was the face of a monster who was capable of any crime. Written in twenty-five short chapters, each readable during the journey to work, Zeno and the Tortoise is the ideal course in intellectual self-defense. Acute, often irreverent, but always authoritative, this is a unique introduction to the ideas that have shaped us all
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Fearn, Nicholas
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100
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non fiction
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Zeno and the tortoise: : how to think like a philosopher, Nicholas Fearn, (electronic resource)
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Zeno and the tortoise: : how to think like a philosopher, Nicholas Fearn, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11800661
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11800661
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11800661
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11800661
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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