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The Prevalence of Humbug and Other Essays Paperback – May 15, 1985

ISBN-13: 978-0801493218 ISBN-10: 0801493218 Edition: Reprint

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"Amusing and enlightening, these essays for the general reader deal with such topics as being reasonable, what it is to be humane, and P. T. Barnum's delightful book on humbugs. Reading them, one is reminded of William James's similar essays, not to adulterate philosophy into chit-chat but to elevate common sense."—Key Reporter

"Black's discussion is original, thorough, and interesting, and shows that political philosophy need not always be empty verbiage."—Times Higher Education Supplement

"Written in an accessible style, Black's collection of eight essays will be of interest to both professional philosophers and the general reader. . . . Among the questions it asks are: Why should I be rational? What does it mean to behave humanely? What is it to be reasonable? Above all, the book is informed by a sense of humor, a quality as refreshing as it is rare; as Black observes, quoting Hu Hsai, 'life is too serious to be taken altogether seriously.'"—Studies in the Humanities

"Very few books by professional philosophers deserve as wide an audience as this one does."—Alasdair MacIntyre, Vanderbilt University

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