Love and Other Thought Experiments - Reading Guide
Discussion ideas and useful links for Sophie Ward’s mind-expanding and constantly surprising debut
Sophie Ward weaves a beguiling web of fable and fiction, fate and folly, fact and philosophy, over ten interconnecting but self-contained chapters.
Rachel and Eliza are hoping to have a baby. The couple spend many happy evenings together planning for the future. One night Rachel wakes up screaming and tells Eliza that an ant has crawled into her eye and is stuck there. She knows it sounds mad - but she also knows it’s true. Suddenly their entire relationship is called into question. Inspired by some of the best-known thought experiments in philosophy, Love and Other Thought Experiments is a story of love lost and found across the universe.
I became fascinated by the little stories that scientists and philosophers sometimes use to explore a theory or an idea