Philosophical Tales: Being an Alternative History Revealing the Characters, the Plots, and the Hidden Scenes That Make Up the True Story of Philosophy (Hardback)
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Philosophical Tales: Being an Alternative History Revealing the Characters, the Plots, and the Hidden Scenes That Make Up the True Story of Philosophy (Hardback)

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Hardback 300 Pages / Published: 04/04/2008
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Enlightening and entertaining, Philosophical Tales examines a few of the fascinating biographical details of history's greatest philosophers (alas, mostly men) and highlights their contributions to the field. By applying the true philosophical approach to philosophy itself, the text provides us with a refreshing 'alternative history' of philosophy. * Opens up new philosophical debate by applying the true philosophical approach to philosophy itself * Provides summaries of the most celebrated and philosophically interesting tales, their backgrounds, and assessments of the leading players * Explores philosophers and schools of thought in one key philosophical text to supply a solid grounding in philosophical ideas and individuals * Shakes some of the foundations of philosophy with the aim of encouraging the reinvigoration of philosophy itself

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
ISBN: 9781405140362
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 564 g
Dimensions: 236 x 165 x 27 mm


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"We need more stories in philosophy, and Martin Cohen aims to fill this lacuna with Philosophical Tales . [This book] is intended for a general audience interested in a satirical introduction to overlooked aspects of Western philosophy and the lives of the great philosophers. Philosophical Tales does tell a number of interesting stories, and any instructor of philosophy will find it handy to have these stories available to enliven a class. Instructors will also find it valuable to use these philosophical tales to raise a compelling question: is a philosophy only as good as the philosopher who proposes it?" ( Teaching Philosophy , December 2009) "Great philosophers only become well known after their deaths. Indeed, to speak of contemporary celebrity philosophers is oxymoronic. Still, one can't help wondering who amongst living philosophers will merit future Philosophical Tales. ( The Philosopher , Autumn 2008)

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