Philosophy 100 Essential Thinkers

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Author: Philip Stokes

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1848589573

Category: Philosophy

Page: 382

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Who am I? What is justice? What does it mean to live a good life? Many of the fundamental questions of philosophy are questions that we begin to ask ourselves as young adults when we look at the world around us, at ourselves, and try to make sense of things. This engaging and accessible book invites the reader to explore the questions and ar...

Philosophy, 100 Essential Thinkers

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Author: Philip Andrew Stokes

Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books

ISBN: 9781592700165

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 218

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This book invites the reader to explore philosophy through the work of one hundred great thinkers.

Philosophy

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Author: Philip Stokes

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1848584970

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.' - Aristotle Philosophy showcases the major philosophers of the western tradition. Written with the general reader in mind, it provides an ideal introduction to their ideas and the effect those ideas have had on the wider world. Concise and informative...

100 Philosophers

A Guide to the World's Greatest Thinkers

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Author: Peter J. King

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785830221

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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What is the nature of good and evil? What is the meaning of existence and who are we really? For thousands of years philosophers have struggled with questions such as these, weighing every thought against virtually every rational alternative. Here, presented for non-academic readers, is an easy-to-understand survey of ideas put forth by 100 important philosophers, from the pre-Socratics of ancient Greece to the analytic philosophers of the present day. Each thinker is summarized in a single illustrated page, or in many instances, in an illustrated two-page spread. Each entry includes the philosopher's birth and death dates, titles of major works, major influences, a capsule biographical sketch, and a brief summary of his or her most important ideas. The glossary will help readers quickly navigate and organize their learning. In addition to philosophers in our own Western tradition, readers will find Chinese sages, including Confucius and Lao-tzu, the Indian Buddhist philosopher Ngrjuna, and thinkers representing other cultures.

Philosophy 101

From Plato and Socrates to Ethics and Metaphysics, an Essential Primer on the History of Thought

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Author: Paul Kleinman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440567689

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Discover the world's greatest thinkers and their groundbreaking notions! Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy theories, principles, and figures of philosophy into tedious discourse that even Plato would reject. Philosophy 101 cuts out the boring details and exhausting philosophical methodology, and instead, gives you a lesson in philosophy that keeps you engaged as you explore the fascinating history of human thought and inquisition. From Aristotle and Heidegger to free will and metaphysics, Philosophy 101 is packed with hundreds of entertaining philosophical tidbits, illustrations, and thought puzzles that you won't be able to find anywhere else. So whether you're looking to unravel the mysteries of existentialism, or just want to find out what made Voltaire tick, Philosophy 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.

Philosophy

The World's Greatest Thinkers

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Author: Philip Stokes

Publisher: Arcturus Pub

ISBN: 9781848378506

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Concise and informative, this book provides an ideal introduction to philosophical ideas and the effect they have had on the wider world. Both easy to use and a stimulating read, this is an ideal reference for anybody interested in philosophy and provides a clear, entertaining exposition of the ideas that have shaped the way we think.

The Everything Philosophy Book

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Author: James Mannion

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1605505765

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Story of Philosophy

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Author: Will Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476702608

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers—Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James, and Dewey—The Story of Philosophy is one of the great books of our time. Few write for the non-specialist as well as Will Durant, and this book is a splendid example of his eminently readable scholarship. Durant’s insight and wit never cease to dazzle; The Story of Philosophy is a key book for any reader who wishes to survey the history and development of philosophical ideas in the Western world.

The Philosopher's Handbook

Essential Readings from Plato to Kant

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Author: Stanley Rosen

Publisher: Random House Reference

ISBN: 0307559076

Category: Philosophy

Page: 656

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An ideal introduction for the casual reader and a beneficial reference for the student, The Philosopher's Handbook features the writings of some of the world's most influential philosophers. Based on the premise that all human beings are curious about their existence, Rosen's collection brings together primary excerpts from the works of prominent thinkers such as Plato, Nietzsche, Descartes, Machiavelli, and Kant. Experts in each field have carefully selected the sources and provided brief introductions to help readers gain insight into the readings. Newly revised in order to emphasize its broad appeal, The Philosopher's Handbook is a solid introduction to Western philosophy for all inquiring minds. From the Trade Paperback edition.

This Book Will Make You Think

Philosophical Quotes and What They Mean

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Author: Alain Stephen

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782430970

Category: Philosophy

Page: 253

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We may have heard of Socrates, Plato, Descartes and Nietzsche, but what did they believe? What were their famous aphorisms? This Book Will Make You Think: Philosophical Quotes and What They Mean explains as simply as possible the ideas behind the world's most highly regarded philosophers, examining their beliefs and presenting choice quotes that succinctly distil their most famous theories. Written in an accessible and informative style, this book will help readers get to grips with the complex concepts of philosophy through the ages, and help match the theories to the names.

The Philosophy Book

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Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465441069

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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The Philosophy Book explains more than one hundred of the greatest ideas in philosophy through clear, succinct text and easy-to-follow graphics. Using straightforward graphics and artworks, as well as thoroughly accessible text that elucidates more than two thousand years of philosophical thought, The Philosophy Book makes abstract concepts concrete. From moral ethics to the philosophies of religions, The Philosophy Book sheds a light on the famous ideas and thinkers from the ancient world through the present day. Including theories from Pythagoras to Voltaire and Mary Wollstonecraft to Noam Chomsky, The Philosophy Book offers anyone with an interest in philosophy an essential resource to the great philosophers and the views that have shaped our society.

50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know

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Author: Ben Dupre

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623651891

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Have you ever laid awake at night fretting over how we can be sure of the reality of the external world? Perhaps we are in fact disembodied brains, floating in vats at the whim of some deranged puppet-master? If so, you are not alone--and what's more, you are in exalted company. For this question and other ones like it have been the stuff of philosophical rumination from Plato to Popper. In a series of accessible and engagingly written essays, 50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know introduces and explains the problems of knowledge, consciousness, identity, ethics, belief, justice and aesthetics that have engaged the attention of thinkers from the era of the ancient Greeks to the present day.

The Great Philosophers

An Introduction to Western Philosophy

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Author: Bryan Magee

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780192893222

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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The author interviews modern philosophers and writers such as Martha Nussbaum and Peter Singer on the major figures in the history of Western philosophy, from Plato and Aristotle to Russell and Wittgenstein.

Incarnations

A History of India in 50 Lives

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Author: Sunil Khilnani

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 9385990950

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 544

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For all of India’s myths, stories and moral epics, Indian history remains a curiously unpeopled place. In Incarnations, Sunil Khilnani fills that space, recapturing the human dimension of how the world’s largest democracy came to be. His trenchant portraits of emperors, warriors, philosophers, film stars and corporate titans—some famous, some unjustly forgotten—bring feeling, wry humour and uncommon insight to dilemmas that extend from ancient times to our own.

The Great Philosophers

The Lives and Ideas of History's Greatest Thinkers

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Author: Stephen Law

Publisher: Quercus Publishing

ISBN: 9781780877471

Category: Philosophy

Page: 220

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Since the beginning of time mankind has struggled with the big questions surrounding our existence. Whilst most people have heard of Socrates, Machiavelli and Nietzsche, many are less clear on their theories and key concepts. In The Great Philosophers, bestselling author Stephen Law condenses and deciphers their fundamental ideas. Avoiding the technical jargon and complex logic associated with most books on philosophy, Law brings the thoughts of these great thinkers, from Confucius and Buddha to Wittgenstein and Sartre, to life.

Philosophy

Theories and Great Thinkers

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Author: David Papineau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781627950466

Category: Philosophers

Page: 224

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Why should we be good? Why should we value life? Do other people have minds? Philosophy strikes right to the heart of what it means to be human...Weaving together thought-provoking debates, stimulating ideas and illuminating insights from the world's great thinkers, Philosophy offers a rigorous yet thoroughly accessible survey of the history of Western thought from Plato to Derrida and beyond.referred to as the "the queen of all sciences" by none other than Immanuel Kant, philosophy is the study of, well, everything. What is reality? Is there a god? How do we gauge morality, reason, right and wrong? Should we even try? Analyzing these questions has been the great ongoing task of our philosophical tradition for centuries. And today, these questions continue to inspire, incite and confound us as each new generation adds a fresh new wrinkle to the quandary of human existence: Can we justify invading a sovereign nation? Dropping a nuclear bomb? Cloning? Abortion? Creating artificial intelligence? These debates continue to rage on all over the world in classrooms, living rooms, online, on television, and in this expertly curated book.Each chapter of Philosophy offers an in-depth exploration of the ideas surrounding a key category of contemplation, including the World, the Mind and Body, Knowledge, Faith, Ethics, Aesthetics and Society. Offering concise and informative studies of history's great cultural critics, and contributions from some of the biggest names in contemporary philosophy, this compact yet powerful volume is the perfect companion for anyone interested in tackling life's biggest questions.Featuring what the Humanist called A stellar cast of academic philosophers to guide the uninitiated through the fundamental questions,contributors to Philosophy include Tim Crane (The World), Jesse Prinz (Mind and Body), Adam Morton (Knowledge), John Graham Cottingham (Faith), Brenda Almond (Ethics and Aesthetics), and Jonathan Wolff (Society).

Philosophy

A Beginner's Guide

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Author: Jeremy Harwood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178087801X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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From philosophy's founding fathers - Thales, Socrates, Plato... to great minds of the post-modern era - Satre, Ayer, Feyerabend... this concise new guide presents 100 of the world's most influential thinkers. Arranged from the ancient world to the present day, each philosopher's key ideas, notable works and pronouncements are encapsulated in a series of succinct biographies, accompanied by illustrations, at-a-glance fact panels and thought-provoking quotations. Philosophy: A Beginner's Guide uncovers the fundamental concepts of this fascinating discipline, explaining the diverging schools of thought and revealing the universal aim of philosophy throughout the ages - to push back the boundaries of human knowledge in order to understand the fundamental nature of human existence. THE ANCIENT WORLD: Thales (c.635-c.543 BCE); Buddha (c.563-483 BCE); Confucius (c.55-479 BCE); Socrates (470-399 BCE); Plato (427-347 BCE); Aristotle (384-322 BCE). THE MIDDLE AGES: Avicenna (Ibn Sina) (980-1037); Peter Lombard (c1100-1160); Averroes (Ibn Rushd) 1126-1198); Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274); William of Ockham (1285- 1349). THE EARLY MODERN ERA: Machiavelli (1469-1527); Hobbes (1588-1679); Descartes (1596-1650); Locke (1632-1704); Voltaire (1694-1778). THE MODERN ERA: Fichte (1762-1814); G W F Hegel (1770-1831); Schopenhauer (1788-1860); Marx (1818-1883); Engels (1820-1895); Nietzsche (1844-1900); Dewy (1859-1952); Max Weber (1864-1920); Gasset (1883-1955); Heidegger (1889-1976). THE POST-MODERN ERA: Marcuse (1898-1979); Karl Popper (1902-1994); Sartre (1905-1980); Arendt (1906-1975); de Beauvoir (1908-1986); A J Ayer (1910-1989); Feyerabend (1924-1994); Rorty (1931-2007). And many more...

The Story of Philosophy

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Author: James Garvey,Jeremy Stangroom

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623653053

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

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The Story of Philosophy sees philosophy for what it is: a passionate, exhilarating quest for human understanding that cannot be reduced to dry categories or simple definitions. Accessible writing, brilliant scholarship and over 150 colour illustrations combine to form a richly informative and highly entertaining work of narrative history. Packed with intriguing anecdotes and fascinating detail, James Garvey and Jeremy Stangroom bring us face to face with the most important philosophers in western history. The story begins with the Ancient Greeks, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, great thinkers who set the philosophical agenda to this day. It continues with Greek and Roman philosophers--slaves and emperors who found consolation in deep thoughts about life and death--and moves on to the religious thinkers of the Middle Ages. The origins of modern science, politics, and morality are examined, alongside theories of knowledge, logic, mind and matter. Along the way, you'll discover Descartes' evil demon, Locke on the limits of knowledge, Rousseau and Hobbes on human nature, Hume's scepticism, Kant on duty, Nietzsche's Superman, Marx on class struggle, Russell's logic, Wittgenstein on meaning, Sartre on bad faith, Foucault's take on power, and much more. Rigorous, refreshingly free of academic jargon, and highly accessible, this is the ideal introduction for anyone who wants to gain a new perspective on philosophy's deepest mysteries and most intriguing discoveries.

Early Greek Philosophy

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Author: Jonathan Barnes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140448153

Category: Philosophy

Page: 282

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Examines early Greek philosophy, which relied on reasoning and forged the first scientific vocabulary, and includes discussion of such topics as Democritus' atomic theory of matter and Pythagorean insights into mathematics.