Stephen Law The Philosophy Files

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The Philosophy Files

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Is there a God, should I eat meat, where does the universe come from, could I live for ever as a robot? These are the big questions readers will be wrestling with in this thoroughly enjoyable book. Dip into any chapter and you will find lively scenarios and dialogues to take you through philosophical puzzles ancient and modern, involving virtual reality, science fiction and a host of characters from this and other planets. The text is interspersed on every page with lively cartoons, and there is a list of philosophical jargon at the end.. Stephen Law has a gift for communicating complex ideas. He offers few answers, but his unstuffy, highly personal approach will have the reader thinking and arguing with as much pleasure as he does himself.

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Stephen Law was a school dropout who became a postman in Cambridge, then took a degree in philosophy at Oxford, becoming a Junior Research Fellow at the Queen's College. He now teaches philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London. Daniel Postgate is the cartoonist for the Daily Express. He has illustrated a number of children’s books, including The Philosophy Files.

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'a jargon-free, entertaining, uncomplicated approach to philosophy which makes no assumptions and encourages original thinking.' -- Bridget Carrington WRITE AWAY! 'Law is very good at dramatising philosophical problems so that children get to understand them as choices confronting them, rather than abstract questions... Highly recommended.' -- Dina Rabinovitch THE GUARDIAN 'poses challenging questions to children about life and the universe.' IRISH EXAMINER

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