Wednesday, 3 September 2008

The world's shortest philosophy books

Researchers at Mississipi University have uncovered some largely unknown 'shorter classics' of the world's best-known philosophers (in fact, shortest classics) that might challenge the view that they're largely humourless. They include:
  • Coping with Change by Parmenides
  • Watch Your Waistline by Peter Abelard
  • How We Can Make this a Better World by Gottfried Leibniz
  • The Wit and Humor of Immanuel Kant
  • What I Learned from the Noumena by Immanuel Kant
  • Nietzsche's Logic
  • What Next for Capitalism? by Karl Marx
  • Our Natural Rights by Jeremy Bentham
  • Things I Haven't Reconsidered by Bertrand Russell
  • Ethical Theory by Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Things to Say about Whereof One Cannot Speak by Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • What I Really Meant by Jacques Derrida, and
  • Our Duties to Others by Ayn Rand
If you need to, ask a passing philosopher to explain the jokes.  [Hat tip Stephen Hicks]

1 comment:

  1. What I Really Meant by Derrida... :D

    DenMT

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