Who Am I--and If So, How Many?

Who Am I--and If So, How Many?

A Philosophical Journey

Book - 2011
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What is truth? What is love? Does life have meaning? Bestselling author Richard David Precht, “the Mick Jagger of the nonfiction book” (Tagesanzeiger Zürich), has traveled the globe searching for answers—and his odyssey has become one of the most talked-about books around the world. Combining classic philosophy and cutting-edge neuroscience, Precht guides readers through the thickest jungles of academic discourse with the greatest of ease, taking on subjects as challenging and divisive as abortion, cloning, the eating of animals, euthanasia, the ethics of reproductive science, and the very future of humanity.

Who knows? By the end of this wildly entertaining journey, you just might be able to answer, Who Am I?

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A U.S. release of a best-selling existential work in Germany blends pop culture, cutting-edge research in neuroscience and traditional philosophy to tour some of today's most relevant philosophical questions, exploring such topics as the nature of truth and the actual value of good behavior. Original.

Baker
& Taylor

A U.S. release of an existential work in Germany blends pop culture, cutting-edge research in neuroscience, and traditional philosophy to tour some of today's most relevant philosophical questions, exploring such topics as the nature of truth and the actual value of good behavior.

Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2011
ISBN: 9780385531184
0385531184
Characteristics: xix, 282 p. ; 21 cm

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Oct 15, 2015

An entertaining but intellectually lightweight run-through of numerous philosophical questions. Many brief biographies, followed by a half page summary of a key part of their work, which is usually dismissed with a few pages summarizing some results from the empirical research, mostly psychology.
An idea he very briefly mentions which I found very interesting and relevant today is that of 'attention theft', I suspect that there could be a good case for it, with the result that there ought to be legal protections for individuals' attention.

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