Inner Space Philosophy

Why the Next Stage of Human Development Should Be Philosophical, Explained Radically (Suitable for Wolves)

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Pub Date 01 Jul 2024 | Archive Date 13 May 2024

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A unique philosophic fantasia, using imagination and drama to argue for philosophy’s vital importance to the human future.

Inner Space Philosophy is both a work of original philosophy and an entertainment package, since Tartaglia believes imaginative presentation to be a crucial feature of our philosophical traditions, one which has been neglected to our detriment in the drive to model philosophy on science. Arguing for the utmost importance of philosophy to the human future, such that we must eventually become 'a philosophical people', Tartaglia discusses topics such as the meaning of life, idealism, materialism, determinism, video games and existential threats. These discussions transpire through ethereal encounters with philosophers from throughout world history, some from the distant future and prehistoric past, as well as a cosmic battle between 'Lady Luck', 'Fate' and 'Philosophy', and a biography of Gambo Lai Lai the Cynic, a philosopher from Trinidad who flourished during the golden age of calypso music. This is a book which amazes, challenges and provokes deep reflection in equal measure.

A unique philosophic fantasia, using imagination and drama to argue for philosophy’s vital importance to the human future.

Inner Space Philosophy is both a work of original philosophy and an...


A Note From the Publisher

James Tartaglia is Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at Keele University, UK. After studying jazz at Berklee College of Music in Boston, U.S.A., he studied philosophy at University College London, where he graduated with a BA (hons.) in 1996, an M.Phil. (on intentionality) in 1998, and a Ph.D. (on consciousness) in 2002. He tries to write original philosophy books that might interest both the general public and professionals and he is best known for defending the nihilist view that life is meaningless in an evaluatively neutral sense (neither good nor bad), as well as a new form of metaphysical idealism. His main books to-date are Philosophy in a Meaningless Life (2016) and Philosophy in a Technological World: GODS AND TITANS (2020). He is also a jazz saxophonist who makes Jazz-Philosophy Fusion (jazzphilosophyfusion.com).

James Tartaglia is Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at Keele University, UK. After studying jazz at Berklee College of Music in Boston, U.S.A., he studied philosophy at University College London...


Advance Praise

An extraordinarily original, profound, witty meditation on philosophy and on what should be its most fundamental preoccupations, Inner Space Philosophy reconnects philosophy with its roots in dialogue and drama. Tartaglia’s ear for the voices of his imaginary interlocuters shows perfect pitch and his lightly worn erudition covering millennia and embracing figures from widely separated cultures is astonishing. I will re-read this wonderful book and, between re-readings, will be in conversation with it, dancing in 'an inner space in which endless joyous questioning transpires'.

Raymond Tallis, bestselling author of Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity (2011), among many other works 

An extraordinarily original, profound, witty meditation on philosophy and on what should be its most fundamental preoccupations, Inner Space Philosophy reconnects philosophy with its roots in...


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ISBN 9781803413587
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PAGES 304

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