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Insurmountable simplicities : 39 philosophical conundrums, (ebook)

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Insurmountable simplicities : 39 philosophical conundrums
Title
Insurmountable simplicities
Title remainder
39 philosophical conundrums
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Perhaps not all the stories that follow are true. They could, however, be true, and the Reader is invited to ponder this." So begins Insurmountable Simplicities, Roberto Casati and Achille Varzi's colorful incarnation of the many philosophical conundrums that hide in the wrinkles of everyday life. Why do mirrors seem to invert left and right but not up and down? How do we know whether strawberries taste the same for everyone? Where is it written that we must observe the law, and if it is not written, why should we observe it? What if we could swap brains-or the rest of our bodies? Insurmountable Simplicities is filled with stories, dialogues, and epistolary exchanges that cover a range of themes-such as personal identity, causality and responsibility, fortune, the nature of things, the paradoxes of time and space, the interface between logic and language-in captivating and inventive ways. Clear, concise, and intellectually engaging, this internationally acclaimed book brilliantly demonstrates that the beauty of philosophy resides in its thorough engagement with the simplicities of the world, insurmountable as they might initially appear
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Midwest
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1961-
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Casati, Roberto
Dewey number
853/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Varzi, Achille C
  • hoopla digital
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  • Philosophy, Italian
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophical recreations
  • Questions and answers
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Insurmountable simplicities : 39 philosophical conundrums, (ebook)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231510400
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11861813
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861813
System control number
MWT11861813
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Insurmountable simplicities : 39 philosophical conundrums, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231510400
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11861813
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861813
System control number
MWT11861813
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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