How history's greatest thinkers stole ideas from their four-legged friends
by Samuel Dodson; Rosie Benson
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Pub Date 11 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 31 Jan 2022
What does it mean to be a good dog? Are tennis balls always real? Is a bark ever truly worse than a bite?
All these questions and more are answered in Philosophers’ Dogs, the groundbreaking treat-ise that has been dog years in the making. The book reveals a long-kept secret: that every human philosopher has stolen their best ideas from their canine companions, shamelessly disguising the dogs’ original thoughts as their own.
Featuring beautiful illustrations alongside meticulously researched historical fact,* Philosophers’ Dogs follows the trials, tribulations and tail-wagging of the pooches owned by famous philosophers and essayists. It is a vital addition to the bookshelves of philosophy students and dog lovers alike, packed with insights hitherto (wrongly) attributed to everyone from Confucius to Simone de Beauvoir via Socrates, Karl Marx and Mary Wollstonecraft.
*Not necessarily historical or factual.