How Do You Know You're Reading a Book? And Other Strange Questions Answered By Old Greek Guys
By Bret Buchanan
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Published: Jan. 14, 2013
Words: 7,342 (approximate)
Language: American English
How do you know you're reading right now? To many it seems obvious, but to a strange group of people—philosophers—it's not so obvious. This book is a humorous look at philosophy's strange answers, and even stranger people. Included are original sources, summaries, questions to think about, and paradoxes about knowledge and nuclear fission.
How do you know you're reading right now? To many, it may seem obvious that you're reading right now, or that you're sitting on a chair, but do you have a reason ready right now? The answer's not obvious to a lot of strange people—philosophers. How do you know you’re not in a dream right now? How do you know your sneaky neighbor hasn’t dropped some drug into your coffee this morning? It’s not so easy to figure out after all.
This book is a humorous look at philosophy's strange answers, and even stranger people. Included are original sources, summaries, questions to think about, and paradoxes about knowledge and nuclear fission.
This short book looks at a lot of strange questions and answers. We'll go through just a bit of ancient philosophy to help us understand answers to strange questions, and about ourselves as well! Part one of a larger book taking a look a history of Western epistemology.
Bret Buchanan, MA is an instructor at Madison College.
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