"IMAGINE you are Alice, in Alice in Wonderland, or Through the Looking Glass, or Dorothy in Wizard of Oz -- or Neo in 'The Matrix' (the movie script cleverly references Alice and Dorothy in the same scene). You are about to embark on a mini-adventure, which is also designed as a course of instruction (kind of, if you are willing to be instructed). Try not to anticipate. Let go, if you can. Let the ride carry you along.
"This book may change you. At least, that is the author's intention. It won't make you cleverer or more knowledgeable, or better at spinning arguments. But if you let it, it will give you something more precious: it will show you, or give a hint anyway, of what there is to be seen -- I mean, down there.
"You will see things differently -- maybe even in colours you have never experienced before. You will become suspicious of things you were never suspicious of before. Just like Descartes, you will learn to doubt things you previously never thought of doubting -- including your own precious sense of who you are." (From chapter 2)
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About the Author
BORN in London in 1951, Geoffrey Klempner attended University College School 1964-69. During 1970-71 he worked as a photographer’s assistant, followed by a brief spell on Fleet Street at Barratt’s Photo-Press.
In 1976, he gained a First Class Honours BA in Philosophy from Birkbeck College London. He went on to University College Oxford, where he gained his B.Phil in Philosophy in 1978, followed by a D.Phil in 1982.
He moved to Sheffield in 1985, where he did a period of part-time teaching for the University of Sheffield, Rotherham College and the WEA.
In 1994, his book Naive Metaphysics was published by Avebury. Professor D.W. Hamlyn, Editor of Mind 1972-84, described it as ‘a work of very considerable originality, not easy perhaps but one of unmistakable importance and standing.’
In 1995 he founded Pathways to Philosophy, which has attracted students from all over the world.
He has authored numerous blogs including ‘Glass House Philosopher’, ‘Sophist’ and ‘Hedgehog Philosopher’.
His previous book Philosophizer was first published in 2016.
He is widowed, with three daughters.