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What Would Socrates Say?

Alexander George March 13, 2018

What Would Socrates Say helps the armchair philosopher solve age old quandaries and contemporary ethical dilemmas If no one ever loves me during my lifetime if I don t have a relationship will I have not lived a good life Do the advances in the field of biotechnology threaten our moral values Are there any reasons to have a child that aren t selfish Is there no sWhat Would Socrates Say helps the armchair philosopher solve age old quandaries and contemporary ethical dilemmas If no one ever loves me during my lifetime if I don t have a relationship will I have not lived a good life Do the advances in the field of biotechnology threaten our moral values Are there any reasons to have a child that aren t selfish Is there no such thing as bad art What s the difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter Am I morally bound to tell my sex partner if I fantasize about someone else while making love to him or her These are among the profound, paradoxical, playful, and classic questions asked and answered in this book drawn from AskPhilosophers, the popular website created by some of today s most highly esteemed philosophers Using their knowledge of the arguments laid down by the likes of Aristotle, Camus, Locke, and Socrates, and their own insightful interpretations, they break down tough issues in a digestible, personal, and even humorous style Included are questions on today s hot button topics war, euthanasia timeless conundrums about religion and morality how do we know God exists personal perplexities about adultery, child rearing, and sex and a few lighthearted topics like whether it s right to let your kids believe in Santa.Featuring real questions from real people around the world doctors, lawyers, the uneducated, the elderly, and even young children for example, If everything has an opposite, like night and day, then what s the opposite of a banana this book is for anyone seeking enlightenment on a complicated or an elusive concept relevant to the lives we lead today Whether you agree with the answers given or not, this book reminds us of Socrates famous words a life unexamined is not worth living and, in doing so, encourages us to think a little deeply, a little critically, and, well, a little philosophically about how we make our way in the world


  • Title: What Would Socrates Say?
  • Author: Alexander George
  • ISBN: 9780307351272
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Hardcover
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