Would You Eat Your Cat?: Key Philosophical Conundrums And What They Tell You About Yourself by Jeremy StangroomWould You Eat Your Cat?: Key Philosophical Conundrums And What They Tell You About Yourself by Jeremy Stangroom

Would You Eat Your Cat?: Key Philosophical Conundrums And What They Tell You About Yourself

byJeremy Stangroom

Paperback | January 17, 2017

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"Are you an authoritarian or a libertarian?""Should we discriminate in favor of the ugly?""And just what is wrong with eating your cat?"Would You Eat Your Cat? challenges you to examine these and many other questions. Stangroom creates contemporary versions of famous dilemmas such as the morality of suicide and the ethics of retribution. He then explores the background of each conundrum in detail and helps you discover what your responses reveal about you with his unique morality barometer.In addition to the title question, and its ensuing moral dilemma - that is, are you wrong to eat a cat that is already dead from natural causes when that action affects only you and no person or animal is harmed by your actions? - Stangroom tackles questions that range from whether it is acceptable to work while sick to the morality of abortion."Should we ban mountain climbing in the interests of public safety?""Should androids be held criminally responsible for their actions or are they just a product of their programming?""Are we morally obliged to end the world?""Is it right to stand up to tyrants even when the cost of resistance is human life?"As humanity hurtles along in its handbasket it becomes ever more important to pause and consider our choices and their consequences. Would You Eat Your Cat? might not change the world; but it will certainly make you reflect on your place in it.Answer these questions, and know thyself!
Jeremy Stangroom has a PhD in sociology from the London School of Economics. He is the new media editor for the Philosopher’s Magazine, which he founded in 1997 with Julian Baggini. He is the author of Do You Think What You Think You Think?, Does God Hate Women?, and Einstein’s Riddle. He lives in Toronto.
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Title:Would You Eat Your Cat?: Key Philosophical Conundrums And What They Tell You About YourselfFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.75 × 5.5 × 0.19 inPublished:January 17, 2017Publisher:Black Walnut BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897330812

ISBN - 13:9781897330814

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