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    • The Pig that Wants to be Eaten: And Ninety-Nine Other Thought Experiments

    • By: Julian Baggini
    • Narrated by: Tom Lawrence
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Is it right to eat a pig that wants to be eaten...? Thought experiments are short scenarios that pose a moral or philosophical problem in a vivid and concrete way. In this book Julian Baggini presents 100 of the most intriguing thought experiments from the history of philosophy and ideas.

    Regular price: $16.52

    • Atheism

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • By: Julian Baggini
    • Narrated by: Eileen McNamara
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 35
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    Atheism is often considered a negative, dark, and pessimistic belief characterised by a rejection of values and purpose, and in fierce opposition to religion. Atheism: A Very Short Introduction sets out to dispel the myths that surround atheism and explain how a life without religious belief can be positive, meaningful, and moral. It also confronts the failure of officially atheist states in the 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nice book to get some info about this topic.

    • By Hadi Zahedi Avval on 04-02-16

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Complaint

    • By: Julian Baggini
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    All major social advances have started with a complaint. Emmeline Pankhurst, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandela each brought about changes by beginning with a complaint that the status quo was wrong and needed to change. It's time to reclaim complaint as a progressive, positive force again, and this book explores every kind of complaint that people make.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Its a very nice book 1

    • By 44 on 06-05-13

    Regular price: $16.41

    • Freedom Regained

    • The Possibility of Free Will
    • By: Julian Baggini
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Do we have free will? It's a question that has puzzled philosophers and theologians for centuries and feeds into numerous political, social, and personal concerns. Are we products of our culture or free agents within it? How much responsibility should we take for our actions? Are our neural pathways fixed early on by a mixture of nature and nurture, or is the possibility of comprehensive, intentional psychological change always open to us?

    Regular price: $15.48

    • The Virtues of the Table

    • How to Eat and Think
    • By: Julian Baggini
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    How we eat, farm and shop for food is not only a matter of taste. Our choices regarding what we eat involve every essential aspect of our human nature: the animal, the sensuous, the social, the cultural, the creative, the emotional and the intellectual. Thinking seriously about food requires us to consider our relationship to nature, to our fellow animals, to each other and to ourselves. So can thinking about food teach us about being virtuous, and can what we eat help us to decide how to live?

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Do They Think You're Stupid?

    • 100 Ways of Spotting Spin and Nonsense from the Media, Pundits and Politicians
    • By: Julian Baggini
    • Narrated by: Rupert Holliday-Evans
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For all those sick of politicians and their slick spin, or bored of broadcasters who bombard and bully their hapless interviewees, Do They Think You’re Stupid? has the answers. Written by the author of the best-selling The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten, these short, stimulating capsules of philosophy cut through the woolliest of rhetoric to identify the faulty reasoning and argumentative strategies that are used around us every day.

    Regular price: $16.52

    • Should You Judge This Book by Its Cover?

    • 100 Fresh Takes on Familiar Sayings and Quotations
    • By: Julian Baggini
    • Narrated by: Tom Lawrence
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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    Another rapid-fire selection of short, stimulating and entertaining capsules of philosophy from the master of the genre. This time Baggini applies his philosophical scalpel to famous sayings, proverbs and pieces of homespun wisdom. Should you really do as the Romans do when in Rome and practice what you preach? Is the grass always in fact greener on the other side of the fence, and is there ever smoke without fire? Is beauty always in the eye of the beholder and is it actually better to be safe than sorry?

    Regular price: $16.41