Enjoy a Philosophy Brain Teaser; Play the Free Mind Boggler App from the University of Liverpool

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Can you beat the Mind Boggler, the world’s “most fiendish philosophical brain-teaser” brought to you by Philosophy in the City, a project created out of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Liverpool? Wanting to bring philosophy into “the real world,” Philosophy in the City created a free app that presents a new puzzle each week, in the form of a “jumbled-up philosophical quote.” All you have to do is correctly re-order the puzzle to unlock further reading, including information about the philosopher in the spotlight that particular week, plus exclusive commentary and analysis provided by scholars from the University of Liverpool. You can play the game in “easy mode” or “hard mode,” and also against the clock, just to add a bit of pressure. Right now, the app is only available on the Apple platform. Hopefully Android is around the corner.

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  • rg57 says:

    You already hit on the real mind-boggler: With Android being both more open and more popular, why would anyone write an app only/first accessible via iTunes? nnnFor bonus points, why would anyone write an app at all, when such a thing is more properly served up by a website (for both mobile and desktop)?

  • Ethannyn Mylena says:

    Please, to provide a more affordable way.

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