Monty was just like any other dog. A scruffy and irascible Maltese terrier, he enjoyed barking at pugs and sniffing at trees. But after yet another dramatic confrontation with the local Rottweiler, Anthony McGowan realizes it’s high time he and Monty had a chat about what makes him a good or a bad dog.
Taking his lead from Monty’s canine antics, McGowan takes us on a hilarious and enlightening jaunt through the major debates of philosophy. Will Kant convince Monty to stop stealing cheesecake? How long will they put up with Socrates poking holes in every argument?
In this uniquely entertaining take on morality and ethics, the dutiful duo set out to uncover who—if anyone—has the right end of the ethical stick and can tell us how best to live one’s life.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
Author's Note ix
Walk 1 Good Dog, Bad Dog 13
Walk 2 Plato, Aristotle and the Good Life 37
Walk 3 Dare to Know: Kant and the Utilitarians 61
Walk 4 Other Minds and Free Will 92
Walk 5 A Very Short Logical Walk 126
Walk 6 Metaphysics 101: The White Stuff in Bird Poo 130
Walk 7 Filling Out the Forms and the Problem of Universals 148
Walk 8 What Do I Know? 175
Walk 9 Empiricism: Sensing is Believing 211
Walk 10 Kant and Fuzzy Logic 229
Walk 11 Ants, Spiders and the Philosophy of Science 255
The Last Walk Schopenhauer's Bubble and the Meaning of Life 286
OK, That Wasn't Really the Last Walk, This Is 299
Further Reading 301