The two main branches of modern philosophy, analytic and continental, each attack the other as irrelevant. Matthew Stewart says they're both right. The Truth About Everything
is an earnest lampoon by on Oxford Ph.D. set on bursting the bubble of philosophers everywhere. His claim is that philosophy endeavors to reveal the truth about everything, and since this is clearly impossible, the history of philosophy is nothing but a mish-mash of misconceptions, false starts, and blind alleys. His acid humor and frank discussions are a welcome comic interlude for the serious student of philosophy.
"A deliciously iconoclastic and often funny historical survey of Western philosophy. . . . This irreverent tour will goad armchair philosophers to independent thought."
"Anyone thinking of a major in philosophy would do well to read this . . ."
Philadelphia City Paper
"His acid humor and frank discussions are a welcome comic interlude for the serious student of philosophy." - Philosophy and Religion Expert Editor's Recommended Book, Amazon.com
". . . delightful irreverence . . . brilliant ending." - New Humanity