Author(s): Stephen Law
Stephen Law follows The Philosophy Files with a second book of philosophical conundrums for teenagers. This time he asks such questions as Do Miracles Happen? Why Do These Words Mean Something? and Do I Know the Sun will Rise Tomorrow? You can dip into the arguments that interest you, in eight chapters where the themes are set up in witty scenarios and then debated. There are wacky thought experiments to work out and a variety of characters appear - some of them Martians. As in The Philosophy Files, there are hundreds of lively cartoons running through the book. First published 2003 as The Outer Limits. Stephen Law is a brilliant communicator with a passion to make young people think for themselves.
THE PHILOSOPHY FILES has had wide coverage. THE PHILOSOPHY FILES sold 15,000 copies in trade paperback and rights were sold in 22 countries. Useful crib for A level and university students. 'Very thought-provoking.' School Librarian Previously published in trade paperback as 'The Outer Limits'.
Stephen Law was a school dropout who became a postman in Cambridge, then took a degree in philosophy at Oxford, becoming a Junior Research Fellow at the Queen's College. He now teaches philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London. He has published a number of books including The Philosophy Files and The Philosophy Gym. Daniel Postgate is the cartoonist for the Daily Express. He has illustrated a number of children's books, including The Philosophy Files and The Outer Limits.