The Dream Weaver: One Boy's Journey Through the Landscape of Reality (Anniversary Edition) (2nd Edition)

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“How sure can you be that you’re not dreaming right now?”

“Up until now, completely sure,” I responded. “Dreams aren’t really anything like reality. Dreams are, well, they’re more dreamy. You can just tell. Things happen in dreams that don’t happen in reality. Usually, anyway.”   

 

The hero of The Dream Weaver, young Ian Pinkle, encounters a world full of the unknown. With the help of a mentor and a friend or two, he sheds light on some of life's most difficult questions: How do we determine morality? What is the meaning of life? Does God exist? How can we determine Truth? Fairness? What are the mind and soul like? Ian--in his playful, curious manner--addresses these questions in a way that lets readers develop their own answers, and in doing so, he guides the readers through a history of philosophical thought in a clever, conversational and even adventurous style. This allows readers to think for themselves, ask questions themselves--and to be philosophers themselves.

 

Alongside Ian's story are annotations that connect Ian's dilemmas and insights to some of the most renowned thinkers throughout history. Whether Ian is creating universes to explore the apparent paradoxical issues of evil, or playfully addressing (and solving!) the chicken-or-the-egg question, he will provide all readers with both "a ha!" moments and moments that challenge their most firmly rooted foundations. And all the while, there's a nice little surprise waiting at the end.

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“An intriguing tale that will instill readers with an abiding sense of philosophical wonder. If you’re smitten with Sophie’s World, you’re sure to be entranced by The Dream Weaver.”

~Christopher Phillips, Author, Socrates Café

 

 “Jack Bowen’s novel is like traveling with Alice to a Wonderland inhabited by the greatest philosophers and scientists who ever lived...A triumph!”                                          

~Wenda O’Reilly, Ph.D., President, Birdcage Press and Author, The Impressionist Art Game

 

The Dream Weaver is an outstanding how-to-think book... [This book] is a philosophical odyssey that tackles the mysteries of life, of science, and of the meaning of reality.”                                                                                                       

~Susanne Pari, Author, The Fortune Catcher

  

 

For a free download of Ian’s theme song, “Beautiful Colors,” written and performed by Matt and Jack Bowen, go to www.dreamweaverphilosophy.com. For more philosophy resources, visit us at www.ablongman.com/philosophycafe.

About the Author:

Jack graduated with Honors from Stanford University in Human Biology and earned a Masters Degree in Philosophy from CSU Long Beach, Summa Cum Laude.  Currently, he teaches philosophy at De Anza College.  Jack has been invited to speak at philosophy conferences throughout the world and has also published in numerous philosophy journals. 

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