Fate & Philosophy: A Journey Through Life's Great Questions

Author(s): Jim Flynn

NZ Non Fiction

Jim Flynn is on a mission to change how we think about the modern world, our place in it, and the moral choices we make. In The Torchlight List he argued that great literature can change lives. Now in Fate & Philosophy, he looks at tough moral decisions we face and urges us not to be influenced by subconscious conditioning inherited from our parents, our religion, or any other source.Fate & Philosophy is both an exhilarating introduction to philosophy and a mind-bending tour through its intersection with science, in particular research on the human brain.


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'This fine book introduces readers to the important issues of philosophy with clarity and intelligence'. - BYRON KALDIS, THE HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY. 'Anyone interested in discovering philosophy will find this engaging and easily readable, and enjoy the personal flavour and provocative charm of Flynn's discussions.' - ADRIANE RINI, MASSEY UNIVERSITY. 'Valuable ... presents perennial intellectual troublemakers, such as what it is to be morally good, is there any point in religion, and how to resist recent attempts to portray science as just another story.' - ROM HARRE, FORMER LECTURER IN PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY.

Jim Flynn is one of New Zealand's leading intellectuals and an international authority on intelligence and IQ.

General Fields

  • : 9781877551321
  • : Awa Press
  • : Awa Press
  • : July 2012
  • : 178mm X 128mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : July 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jim Flynn
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 100
  • : 256