50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know - 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know series (Hardback)
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50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know - 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know series (Hardback)

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Have you ever lain 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 others like it have been the stuff of philosophical rumination for centuries, from Plato to Popper.

In a series of accessible and engaging 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 troubled the minds of great thinkers for centuries, from the ancient Greeks to the present day.

Contents include: The brain in a vat, Plato's cave, Cogito ergo sum, The mind-body problem, The boo/hurrah theory, Ends and means, The categorical imperative, Acts and omissions, The rights of animals, The gambler's fallacy, Paradigm shifts, Occam's razor, Positive and negative freedom, Theories of punishment and Just war.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781848667358
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 516 g
Dimensions: 207 x 180 x 22 mm

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“Great Book, ideal for anyone!”

As a college student studying philosophy, this is a great book to easily refer to when learning key ideas and theories! With it's easy to follow structure, clear overviews and simple layout, it would be ideal for... More

Hardback edition
1st April 2011
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“Brilliant for beginners”

I have recently taken an interest in Philosophy and was browsing for a book for beginners and stumbled across this. The arguments are explained clearly and in such a way that keeps them interesting and the mind... More

Hardback edition
25th September 2010
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