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Overview

We may be a society perpetually on-the-go, but we’ve still got a little downtime when we go. In just a few short sittings, The Bathroom Professor(TM) series helps make any reader a scintillating cocktail party guest, successful game show contestant, or basic, well-rounded person. This debut title, Philosophy on the Go, introduces all the great philosophers through the ages, from Socrates to Sartre. Wildly entertaining, the fun and informative lessons delve into the philosophies of ancient and moderns alike, and confirm once and for all that Kierkegaard is not a brand of deodorant. Always wanted to brush up your knowledge on life’s biggest philosophical questions? You’re just a few rest stops away from having all the answers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435123755
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 5/13/2010
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 5.68 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Joey Green is the best-selling author of more than thirty books, including Polish Your Furniture with Panty Hose, Paint Your House With Powdered Milk, and Joey Green’s Magic Brands. Previously known as “The Pantry Professor,” he has been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and People magazine for his genius at finding offbeat uses for household products. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     11
What Is Philosophy?     14
How to Sound Like a Philosopher     17
Thinkers and Stinkers: That Darn Socrates     18
What Socrates Said     20
Famous Philosophy Majors     23
Complex Philosophic Ideas Made Simple     31
Thinkers and Stinkers: Plato vs. Play-Doh     36
Those Darn Dialogues     38
Nagging Question #1     43
Thinkers and Stinkers: Everyone Loves Aristotle     47
What Aristotle Said     49
Philosophy's Greatest Hits     53
The Myth of the Cave     59
What Were They Thinking?: The Universe and Reality     60
Philosophy Goes Hollywood: The World According to Animal House     71
Fun with Philosophy: Zeno's Paradoxes     72
What Is Reality?     75
Philosophy Goes Hollywood: Reality According to The Wizard of Oz     79
What Were They Thinking?: Man     80
Thinkers and Stinkers: Crazy Over Confucius     89
What Confucius Said     91
Philosophy Goes Hollywood: The Phenomenology of Dark Star     95
Freaky Philosophers     96
Who Does Man Think He Is Anyway?     100
PhilOsophy     103
What Were They Thinking?: Good Versus Evil     104
Thinkers and Stinkers: Bringing Home the Bacon     110
What Bacon Said     112
Hard-Boiled Philosophy     114
The Golden Rule According to Ten World Religions     118
The Golden Rule According to Ten Philosophers     120
Nagging Question #2     122
Thinkers and Stinkers: Who Says I Kant?     126
What Kant Said     128
Just What Is Good and Evil?     130
What Were They Thinking?: Does God Exist?     133
"God is Dead"     142
Oh Yeah? Prove God Exists!     143
Mistaken Identities: The World's Greatest Philosophers     145
Thinkers and Stinkers: What's Happening with Hobbes     149
What Hobbes Said     151
Nagging Question #3     152
What They Said About God     157
What Were They Thinking?: Fate vs. Free Will     163
No Metamorphosis     172
Thinkers and Stinkers: Desperately Seeking Descartes     178
What Descartes Said     180
Philosophies that Failed     182
Nagging Question #4     185
Thinkers and Stinkers: Taking Spinoza for a Spin      189
What Spinoza Said     191
What Were They Thinking?: The Soul and Death     193
Philosophy Kills     200
Thinkers and Stinkers: Hangin' with Hume     203
What Hume Said     205
Where is the Soul Located?     206
Thinkers and Stinkers: Beware of Voltaire     209
What Voltaire Said     212
Take the Nestea Plunge     216
Grave Issues     218
What They Said About Death     222
Modern Philosophy     224
Thinkers and Stinkers: Nasty Nietzsche     229
What Nietzsche Said     232
Overman     235
What Were They Thinking?: Ideas About Ideas     236
The Shirley Partridge Philosophy     241
Thinkers and Stinkers: Cuckoo for Kierkegaard     249
What Kierkegaard Said     251
What They Said About Ideas     253
Smart Babes: Nine Female Philosophers     256
Acknowledgments     259
Bibliography     260
Index     264
About the Author     272
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