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The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten


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A collection of short, accessible philosophical quandaries to stimulate, challenge and entertain!

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Julian Baggini is the editor and co-founder of The Philosophers' Magazine. His books include Do You Think What You Think You Think? (with Jeremy Stangroom), What's It All About?: Philosophy and the Meaning of Life and The Pig That Wants to be Eaten, all published by Granta Books.


Baggini offers us a tempting smorgasbord of some of the most baffling, weird and occasionally downright creepy scenarios ever envisaged... enjoy these mind-boggling tales from the outer limit of thought

This book is like the Sudoku of moral philosophy: apply your mind to any of its "thought experiments" while stuck on the Tube, and quickly be transported out of rush-hour hell
*New Statesman*

Thinking again is what this taut, incisive, bullet-hard book is dedicated to promoting
*Sunday Times*

An eloquent and engaging introduction to the major philosophical quandaries
*Scotland on Sunday*

An engaging read ... It's one to which I'll keep returning - whenever I feel like an argument and have nobody to argue with
*Sunday Herald*

An eloquent and engaging introduction to the major philosophical quandaries about identity, knowledge, morality and rationality.It is the best kind of popularising work: amusing enough to provide an easy way into difficult questions, but uncompromising in terms of the meanings deduced from the fables
*Scotland on Sunday*

Baggini frames various philosophical conundrums so that we focus on the nub of the matter without the extraneous considerations that complicate them in real life... helpfully cross- referenced and ideal for reading aloud
*Metro (London)*

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