Direct Action author Luke Hauser’s second novel – a murder mystery steeped in Western philosophy – is now available in print, as well as downloadable PDF and read-online versions.
Proceed at your own risk.
Being & Nothingness: An Epistemological Murder Mystery
Philosophy professors are getting bumped off.
Humble yet diligent grad student Jeff Harrison sets out to apprehend the killer while unravelling a few of the mysteries of Western philosophy in the process.
It’s not all blood and guts and dead professors. You’ll meet:
• Johann the paralogical custodian
• Watson the behaviorist cat
• Minerva’s opinionated owl
• Facticus Maximus, an Ancient Roman who sets out to know everything that could be known (and dies a miserable, tormented soul).
Converse with cantankerous philosopher-spirits from Plato and Descartes to Beauvoir and Wittgenstein, who seem to think they know more than our narrator about how to solve a murder mystery.
Visit the Temple of Logic, Paradox Cafe (where all the waiters are liars), Logico’s Diner (Home of the Hot & Hunky Humeburger), and Club Pascal – the hottest philosophical nightspot in the tri-county area.
Play a round of Hermeneutical Jeopardy and watch an episode of Philosophy Court, the top-rated shows on the Metaphysical Channel.
You’ll even learn some Western philosophy along the way. But take note – there will be a pop quiz in each chapter!
Warning! Contents Under Pressure!
Not to be taken internally except on the advice of your metaphysician!
“The funniest philosophy book since Spinoza!” – P. Bayle, Paris
“Laughter is just a conditioned response.” – B. Skinner, Cambridge
“Affirms the value of logic in solving murder mysteries.” – S. Holmes, London