The Pig That Wants To Be Eaten (Julian Baggini)

On Thursday 4th March, 2010, World Book Day, we asked teachers to talk to their classes about their favourite books or books they are currently enjoying.  Mr Coupe introduced the following book to his house on World Book Day:

‘Julian Baggini presents 100 thought experiments – short scenarios which pose a problem in a vivid and concrete way – and invites the reader to think about possible answers for him/herself. Experiments cover identity, religion, art, ethics, language, knowledge and many more. From Zeno’s paradox to Groundhog Day (how do you make sense of a life of eternal recurrence?), via the pig that wants to be eaten (so should you eat him?), Plato’s cave, Minority Report (is it right to punish people for what they are going to do, but haven’t yet done?), and an American Werewolf in London (how can we tell whether we are awake or dreaming?), this book makes philosophy not only mind-stretching but also entertaining.’   Nielsen BookData Online

Mr Coupe informed us that after his talk, someone has already acquired a copy of this book!

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Author: Berkhamsted School Library

Main aims for Berkhamsted School Library • to provide a central resource for the whole school curriculum • to encourage an ethos of enquiry and discovery • to assist pupils in becoming confident and independent learners • to develop research and information skills throughout the school • to offer resources which enrich cultural values and experiences for pupils, as well as have a role in their recreational life and promote reading for pleasure as a lifelong activity

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