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June 8, 2007 2:29 AM   Subscribe

Philosophy (digested). Julian Baggini reads philosophy classics, so you don't have to. Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hume, Ayer (“Sex is empirically verifiable, it’s only love that ain’t”). OK, its a rip-off of John Crace (prev) but at least these are books you should have read.
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posted by caddis at 4:25 AM on June 8, 2007

Woke up and realised one thing was certain after all: I am, I exist. (Note to self: catchier slogan needed.)

posted by qwip at 6:12 AM on June 8, 2007

Very amusing, but there is one unforgivable distortion.

Descartes would never - and I mean NEVER - have bought gladioli.
posted by Phanx at 7:05 AM on June 8, 2007

The entry on Descartes is by far the best. In all, funnier than I expected.
posted by voltairemodern at 7:14 AM on June 8, 2007

Very nice.
posted by pwedza at 11:24 AM on June 8, 2007

Don't pass up the humorous book on philosophy "Plato and the Platypus." Enjoyable light reading about some dour men.
posted by nofundy at 11:52 AM on June 8, 2007

He got Descartes all wrong. A bunch of Saturday's ideas were falsely attributed to Tuesday. Thursday is too important to give it such short shrift. Friday is the day that no one ever remembers. And on Sunday Descartes had lunch with his friends Thomas, Pierre, Antoine, Johanne, the lesser known Pierre, and some other guys.

posted by oddman at 2:53 PM on June 8, 2007

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