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The Mobile Philosopher

Pigeons Bearing Bad News: Switch off your phone, turn on your brain

Will Bynoe



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Short Books
12 January 2021
Is there no escaping bad luck?

Can God be bothered?

How can we learn from the experts?

With a light touch, Pigeons Bearing Bad News distils complex philosophical thought from the ancient world to the present day into a collection of fascinating arguments on dreams, jokes, time-travel and AI.

Part of the Mobile Philosopher series, this little book will inspire and provoke you, luring you away from newsfeeds and notifications to enrich your mind with deep thoughts and surprising controversies. This is mezze for the soul.
By:   Will Bynoe
Imprint:   Short Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 144mm,  Width: 84mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   65g
ISBN:   9781780724454
ISBN 10:   1780724454
Series:   Mobile Philosopher
Pages:   112
Publication Date:   12 January 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Will Bynoe got his PhD in Philosophy from King's College London and has published articles in academic journals. He has taught Philosophy for many years and is currently Head of Academics at the School of Classical Russian Ballet. He lives in London.

Reviews for The Mobile Philosopher: Pigeons Bearing Bad News: Switch off your phone, turn on your brain

Lucid, accessible and engaging with just the right amount of humour... prose like this is a courtesy to the reader. -- Mike Fox, Senior Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Will Bynoe's brilliant collection of very short philosophical essays is very readable, elegantly written and contains real wisdom. Unlike many such books, it is also funny. Bynoe effortlessly avoids the familiar traps which many such books fall into - it does not patronise the reader and it does not just summarise the ideas of others. This is a really special book - I recommend it highly. -- Tim Crane, Professor of Philosophy at Central European University

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