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The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
To The Complete Novice Learning About Philosophy Can Be Daunting. The Philosophy Book Changes All That. With The Use Of Powerful And Easy To Follow Images, Succinct Quotations, And Explanations That A...re Easily Understandable, This Book Cuts Through Any Misunderstandings To Demystify The Subject. Introduction -- The Ancient World -- The Medieval World -- Renaissance And The Age Of Reason -- The Age Of Revolution -- The Modern World -- Contemporary Philosophy -- Directory -- Glossary -- Index -- Acknowledgments. [contributors, Will Buckingham [and Others]]. Includes Bibliographical References And Index.
Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy
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Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
How should we live? What really exists? And how do we know for sure? In this lively and engaging study, Edward Craig argues that learning philosophy is merely a matter of broadening and deepening what... most of us do already. But he also shows that philosophy is no mere intellectual pastime: thinkers such as Plato, the Buddhist sages, Descartes, Hobbes, Hume, Hegel, Darwin, Mill, and de Beauvoir responded to real needs and events—and many of their concerns shape our daily lives.
Philosophy 101: From Plato and Socrates to Ethics and Metaphysics, an Essential Primer on the History of Thought
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The Story of Philosophy
The unprecedented success of Jostein Gaarder's Sophie's World has fueled a worldwide explosion of interest in philosophy, yet there are few accessible introductions to this subject. Harnessing DK's un...paralleled ability to make words and pictures work together, The Story of Thought simplifies a subject in which we all have interest, but which few find accessible. Bryan Magee, world-renowned philosopher and author makes The Story of Thought an easy pathway into the history of ideas and thinking. Features 30 key philosophers including Plato, Aristotle, and Nietzshe .Follows the best-selling format of the highly successful Sister Wendy's Story of Painting.
50 Philosophy Classics: Thinking, Being, Acting, Seeing: Profound Insights and Powerful Thinking from Fifty Key Books
From Aristotle to Wittgenstein and Zizek, 50 Philosophy Classics provides a lively entry point to the field of philosophy. Analyses of key works by Descartes, Schopenhauer, Hegel, Heidegger, and Nietz...sche also show how philosophy helped shape the thinking and events of the last 150 years. The list also includes 20th century greats including de Beauvoir, Foucault, Kuhn, and Sartre, along with contemporary philosophy including the writings and ideas of Peter Singer, Noam Chomsky, Harry Frankfurt, and Nassim Nicholas Taleb. 50 Philosophy Classics explores key writings that have shaped the discipline and impacted the real world. From Aristotle, Plato, and Epicurus in ancient times, to John Stuart Mill’s manifesto for individual freedom and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s struggle to understand fate as person versus the universe. Most notably, Butler-Bowdon takes readers beyond the twentieth century to introduce contemporary thinkers like Slavoj Zizek, who suggests that the fight for food and water, a biogenetic revolution, and social indicate the apocalyptic end of global liberal capitalism.
The Story of Philosophy
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Wisdom Without Answers: A Brief Introduction to Philosophy
By speaking directly to the readers in a personal tone, this text invites readers to get excited about philosophy and to explore how philosophy affects them. Fourteen lively chapters take readers deep... into the world of philosophical thinking and challenge them to ponder life's big questions. Booknews This intriguing yet relatively gentle introduction to philosophy, looks at the major philosophical questions and their many answers and nonanswers, and its aim is to motivate and prepare beginning students for a first course in philosophy. It deconstructs students' attachments to ready-made answers, encouraging speculation on topics such as God, knowledge, reality, and death, and engages students in the skills they need to interact critically with the material typically presented in an introductory course. Kolak is affiliated with William Patterson University of New Jersey; Martin with the University of Maryland. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Philosophy in the Present
Two Controversial Thinkers Discuss A Timeless But Nonetheless Urgent Question: Should Philosophy Interfere In The World? Nothing Less Than Philosophy Is At Stake Because, According To Badiou, Philosop...hy Is Nothing But Interference And Commitment And Will Not Be Restrained By Academic Discipline. Philosophy Is Strange And New, And Yet Speaks In The Name Of All - As Badiou Shows With His Theory Of Universality. Similarly, Zizek Believes That The Philosopher Must Intervene, Contrary To All Expectations, In The Key Issues Of The Time. He Can Offer No Direction, But This Only Shows That The Question Has Been Posed Incorrectly: It Is Valid To Change The Terms Of The Debate And Settle On Philosophy As Abnormality And Excess. At Once An Invitation To Philosophy And An Introduction To The Thinking Of Two Of The Most Topical And Controversial Philosophers Writing Today, This Concise Volume Will Be Of Great Interest To Students And General Readers Alike. -- Publisher Description. Editor's Preface ---- Thinking The Event / Alain Badiou. Thesis 1: Thought Is The Proper Medium Of The Universal --- Thesis 2: Every Universal Is Singular, Or Is A Singularity --- Thesis 3: Every Universal Originates In An Event, And The Event Is Intransitive To The Particularity Of The Situation --- Thesis 4: A Universal Initially Presents Itself As A Decision About An Undecidable --- Thesis 5: The Universal Has An Implicative Form --- Thesis 6: The Universal Is Univocal --- Thesis 7: Every Universal Singularity Remains Incompletable Or Open --- Thesis 8: Universality Is Nothing Other Than The Faithful Construction Of An Infinite Generic Multiple ---- Philosophy Is Not A Dialogue / Slavoj Zizek ---- Discussion. Alain Badiou And Slavoj Žižek ; Edited By Peter Engelmann ; Translated By Peter Thomas And Alberto Toscano. Includes Bibliographical References.
Philosophy: A Discovery in Comics
A Fun Introduction In Comics To Deep Thinking And The History Of Philosophy -- Back Cover.