For all those people who loved SOPHIE'S WORLD but wanted something more accessible, THE PHILOSOPHY GYM is the perfect brain-stretching companion
Where did the universe come from Is time travel possible Are genetically designed babies morally acceptable If you have ever asked yourself such questions, then you have already begun to think philosophically. This book is for those who want to take the next step. Stephen Law poses questions about some of the most important philosophical issues of today - and of yesterday. Light-hearted questions about whether a pickled sheep is really art rub shoulders with more profound and time-honoured fears about whether God exists. In this radically new way of looking at philosophy, Stephen Law illustrates the problem with a story then lets both sides of the argument battle it out in clear, easily digestible and intelligent prose. And, by separating each issue into a distinct section, it is possible to dip in and out of in any order and at any time you like!
Twenty-five philosophical chewing points...are presented and debated in jolly, demotic dialogues, intended as a sort of mental workout and beginner's guide - Sunday Telegraph
Stephen Law was a school dropout who became a postman in Cambridge, then took a degree in philosophy at Oxford, becoming a Junior Research Fellow at the Queen's College. He now teaches philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London. He has published a number of books including THE PHILOSOPHY FILES, THE OUTER LIMITS and THE PHILOSOPHY GYM.