Philosophy A to Z: Essays for Cafe Philosophy

This anti-dictionary explodes the meanings of philosophical concepts as it defines and un-defines them. A unique collection of provocative essays and other texts that tease and treat the reader to fresh and foreign perspectives on dozens of philosophy topics of interest to thinking public and critical seekers anywhere. This book is for people yearning to have fun thinking for themselves. More

Available ebook formats: epub

Words: 92,280
Language: English
ISBN: 9780968632819
About Michael Picard, MSc, PhD

Michael Picard is a philosopher, international author and public intellectual. He holds an MSc and a PhD in Philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Founder of Cafe Philosophy, a 12-year series of weekly philosophical dialogues for the general public, and currently facilitator with Simon Fraser University's Philosophers Cafe program, he has animated over 600 sessions of public participatory philosophy. Picard is author of the widely-translated, This is Not a Book (now in print as Philosophy: Adventures in the Thought and Reasoning), which has a global circulation over 100,000, and co-author of the similarly successful Paradoxes: From Illusions to Infinity: Adventures in the Impossible). He teaches philosophy at Douglas College and cognitive science at Simon Fraser University, having elsewhere taught graduate and undergraduate courses in psychology, management, leadership, economics and sustainability. Acting President of the Canadian Society for Philosophical Practice, and Certified Counsellor of the American Philosophical Practice Association, he offers private philosophical therapeutics based on social (or use-based) theories of meaning.


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