What is like to be another person? Why is stupidity not painful? Is it possible for a human ever to do a selfless act? Do chimpanzees really enjoy eating bananas? How can an exception ever prove a rule?
Everyone confronts philosophical issues, so why shouldn’t everyone have access to a philosopher? In this wise and witty book, forty philosophers from universities around the world answer real readers’ most difficult questions. They address dilemmas and queries on every subject, from adultery and the afterlife, to ethics and existentialism, God, sex, suicide and war. They even address the question, ‘Why can’t philosophers agree?’
This is an entertaining and jargon-free exploration of the philosophy of everyday life.