Tue 18 Sep 2007
Julian Baggini’s latest book, The pig that wants to be eaten, brings together classic thought experiments alongside an ample dose of new dilemmas (several of which I’ve blogged about recently.) In the spirit of full disclosure, Julian is a godless, marginally homophilic, pro-abortion, far-left-leaning, pinko liberal. He’s the type of person that appears on NPR daily. He is also a very good writer and is wickedly clever. He happens to be British, so if you can manage to overlook his talk of “maths”, “queuing up” and “programmes,” you’ll find an abundance of bite-sized, thought provoking moral scenarios, several of which should send your head spinning.
Julian’s dilemmas make great deep conversation starters, so as the temperatures plummet sending us all indoors, grab a few friends, this book and a canister of Stephens Gourmet hot chocolate and let the debates begin!