Strange Ideas from History's Great Philosophers
Harry Potter exists. You can be happy when tortured. Babies deserve to go to hell. Dan Brown is better than Shakespeare. All these statements are based on the ideas of philosophy’s greatest minds. What were they thinking?
You Kant Make it Up! is an entertaining look at the strange ideas that philosophers have produced and the often ingenious arguments that support them. From Descartes on why animals are actually robots to Pythagorus on why we shouldn 't touch beans, this is an unconventional introduction to philosophy, which shows that just because something is odd doesn’t guarantee it is wrong. Full of counter-intuitive arguments and bizarre conclusions – many which are still influential today – this book will challenge your assumptions, expand your horizons, infuriate, entertain and amuse you.
"Great for anyone who wants a starting point for delving into philosophy … you should buy two."