PhiLOLZophy

  • by Chrissy Stockton, Sarah Heuer
  • Narrated by Theresa McCarthy
  • 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A popular question in philosophy is "How do I know I exist?" That seems really boring, though. How about, "How can I use logic to get over my ex?" If you really love wisdom, you love it in all situations - you don't need to be spoon fed unsolved problems in philosophy, because you're already analyzing the US Weekly you’re reading or your kinda significant other. Sarah Heuer and Chrissy Stockton are writers living in Minneapolis who are determined to do something more interesting with their philosophy degrees than talk about dead white guys. PhiLOLZophy: Critical Thinking in Digestible Doses helps its listeners think critically about vodka, religion, and sex - proving that brains do have more fun.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Most people shy away from philosophy, thinking of it as a discipline that can only be understood by the intelligentsia. Authors Stockton and Heuer elegantly dispute this prejudice. They argue that we all inevitably engage in critical thinking on a routine basis. They also explain classic philosophical methods and theories through the lens of daily, relatable human experience. These authors manage something miraculous: They render highly abstract ideas accessible in present life without diluting the original meaning. Narrator Theresa McCarthy’s grown-up tone matches the text. McCarthy sounds calm, dispassionate, wise, and wry. Her voice does what the authors hope: She encourages ordinary people to think of themselves as critical thinkers. This book confirms that critical thinking can aid those stumped by tricky circumstances.

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The Worst Example of Critical Thinking I've Seen

This is a depressing rant about the problems in this person's life, not a book teaching critical thinking. Using such nuanced arguments as "Really?", this woman repeatedly talks about being smarter than everyone else, taking great pride in every use of profanity, while offering no actual critical thinking arguments. I don't exagerate. It's terrible as a book on philosophy. On a positive note, someone studying to be a psychiatrist would enjoy this as diagnosis material.
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- John Hayes

Horrible!!

What would have made PhiLOLZophy better?

If the writers had not tried so very hard to be breezy and light, this might have been better. Calling people assholes and swearing a lot isn't necessary.


What didn’t you like about Theresa McCarthy’s performance?

sorry- just hated it!


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

anger at myself for buying it.


Any additional comments?

no

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- cathy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-13-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios