You may laugh ...

... at a comic book called Action Philosophers! -- now on issue #8 with Immanuel Kant defending the existence of God and a Charlie Brown-like John Stuart Mill knocking utilitarianism -- but what would you make of the estimable Terry Eagleton addressing the entire meaning of life in only 200 pages?

By the way, if you're interested in brushing up on Derrida ("The Deconstructionator!") or conversely, Schopenhauer's cheery description of humanity as a "ghastly mistake that should have been called off long ago," previous, splendid issues of Action Philosophers! have been collected into two amusing, different volumes (see image), while the ambitious Eagleton encapsulation gets released in America next month.

March 12, 2007 10:21 AM |



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