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Hardback 260 Pages / Published: 19/08/2011
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Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it. In forty brief chapters, Nigel Warburton guides us on a chronological tour of the major ideas in the history of philosophy. He provides interesting and often quirky stories of the lives and deaths of thought-provoking philosophers from Socrates, who chose to die by hemlock poisoning rather than live on without the freedom to think for himself, to Peter Singer, who asks the disquieting philosophical and ethical questions that haunt our own times. Warburton not only makes philosophy accessible, he offers inspiration to think, argue, reason, and ask in the tradition of Socrates. A Little History of Philosophy presents the grand sweep of humanity's search for philosophical understanding and invites all to join in the discussion.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300152081
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm

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“A Great Overview”

This is a great place to start if you are interested in finding out what philosophy is all about. I bought it as a refresher as I studied Philosophy at university a few years ago. I really wanted to see how much I... More

Hardback edition
3rd February 2012
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Georgie Matthews at Windsor

“Does what it says on the tin. A Brilliant intro to Philosophy”

From Socrates through to Alan Turing and Peter Singer, bitesize chapters relate the history of philosophy from its birth to present day. You couldn’t call it a full history, since it focuses primarily on Western... More

Paperback edition
3 similar books recommended
20th March 2017
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