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3.0 out of 5 starsI had hoped for a little more meat and not so much potatoes - -
Reviewed in the United States on July 10, 2020
Pretty light on content. The thought experiments were well know scenarios, and the content was discussion about them. I had hoped for some suggestions on how to pose thought experiments useful for addressing current issues.
5.0 out of 5 starsFascinating and perhaps played a large role in my inner peace and calm
Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2020
This book is fascinating. It touched on points that I have heard of in my life but never really truly grasped them. Between reading this and watching my favourite sci-fi show "Star Trek: The Next Generation", I found myself pondering a great more than I usually do and I absolutely love it. I hope to continue this thought pattern and develop them accordingly.
5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent book. Opened my brain up
Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2021
Didn't know the brain to be conceptualized as a thought playground. I was brainwashed young to think all the answers were already out there, and all I had to do was to process/consume those answers and that's it, but boy was I wrong both about the outside world having all the answers and my limited intellect to have all the answers after reading this book. It showed how much of my thoughts are regurgitated from outside conditioning, my prejudices, emaciated critical thinking, and the lack of deliberate thought experimentation. Now I have the fire kindled....thank you author!
Ill by this book soon. because this the kind of books that exists only one in a million.. Makes you think alot and makes see clear that after all genious people think like us. And theres nothing that we cannot learn to be better then them. as i was ready einstein relativity explanation and all pf the pthers i realize and came tp the conclusion that after all they werent that smart after all .maybe becuase im new into reading. and well now im inspire and now aspire to be a genious .thanx to you patrick
4.0 out of 5 starsVery thought provoking and well written
Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2020
Very well written. However, I was surprised by the short length of the book. I thought there would be more to learn about this subject besides the several examples given. Just as I was looking forward to reading more, it ended abruptly.
This is a book I really needed thank you author for all of this info u have given me on thinking like a philosopher, I have been wanting to be a deep thinker you have changed my life and many more, I'll be reading this book many more times.
As a newbie to critical thinking and thought experiments I was quickly hooked and couldn’t stop reading this book.
There are classic thought experiments with reasoning, as well as questions to engage the reader for plenty of time afterwards. I have certainly spent time thinking about the thought experiments (particularly identity ).
This was a very well written and fun book to read, in addition to being super informative. It took me right back to my university years where I learned about the philosophers, but this was a way more user-friendly approach. It sparked great conversation between my husband and my kids and me, and has brought me some great insights into human behavior. I would definitely recommend it - but then again, I don’t know what’s going on inside your head or what you may or may not like ;)