Should You Judge This Book By Its Cover?

Julian Baggini

Should You Judge This Book By Its Cover?

Another rapid-fire selection of short capsules of philosophy... This time Baggini applies his scalpel to famous sayings, proverbs and pieces of homespun wisdom. Should you really do as the Romans do when in Rome and practice what you preach? Is the grass always in fact greener on the other side of the fence, and is there ever smoke without fire? Is beauty always in the eye of the beholder and is it actually better to be safe than sorry? 3.5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
Should You Judge This Book By Its Cover?

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Classification Non-fiction
Genre Essays, Journals & Letters, Society, Politics & Philosophy
Format Hardback
Pages 224
RRP £12.99
Date of Publication September 2009
ISBN 978-1847081117
Publisher Granta
 

Another rapid-fire selection of short capsules of philosophy... This time Baggini applies his scalpel to famous sayings, proverbs and pieces of homespun wisdom. Should you really do as the Romans do when in Rome and practice what you preach? Is the grass always in fact greener on the other side of the fence, and is there ever smoke without fire? Is beauty always in the eye of the beholder and is it actually better to be safe than sorry?

Reviews

The Guardian

Steven Poole

Baggini is good and witty on our contemporary misuse of proverbs: "make hay while the sun shines", "charity begins at home", and so on... As a whole, this is less philosophically interesting than Baggini's successful The Duck that Won the Lottery

12/09/2009

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