The Philosophy Book

The Philosophy Book

Book - 2011
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Random House, Inc.
To the complete novice, learning about philosophy can be a cause for dread. The Philosophy Book uses innovative graphics and creative typography to help demystify hard-to-grasp concepts for those new to philosophy, cutting through the haze of misunderstanding, untangling knotty theories, and shedding light on abstract concepts. Aimed at anyone with a general interest in how our social, political, and ethical ideas are formed, as well as students of philosophy and politics,The Philosophy Book breathes new life to a subject that is often regarded as esoteric and academic.

Dorling Kindersley Pub

An essential introduction to the history, concepts, and thinking behind philosophy that demystifies what can often be daunting subject matter, laid out in DK's signature visual style.

Are the ideas of René Descartes, Mary Wollstonecraft, John Locke, and Thomas Hobbes still relevant today? The Philosophy Book unpacks the writings and ideas of more than 100 of history's biggest thinkers, taking you on a journey from Ancient Greece to modern day. Explore feminism, rationalism, idealism, existentialism, and other influential movements in the world of philosophy.

From Socrates to Confucius to Julia Kristeva, The Philosophy Book breaks down difficult concepts using innovating graphics that pop off the page alongside creative typography. Cutting through the haze of academia and untangling complicated theories to show how our social, political, and ethical ideas are formed, The Philosophy Book contextualizes the information around time periods, innovative thinkers, method, and philosophical approach.

With graphics, clear writing, a philosopher directory, and a vocabulary glossary, The Philosophy Book is a perfect and comprehensive introduction to a complicated and fascinating subject.

Series Overview: Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics, along with straightforward and engaging writing, to make complex subjects easier to understand. These award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.

Baker & Taylor
Using innovative graphics and typography this guide to philosophy helps demystify difficult concepts and provides clarification of theories and abstract concepts for those new to the area or with a general interest in how social and ethical ideas are formed.

& Taylor

Presents a history of philosophy, detailing the works and major ideas of the most influential philosophers from 700 BCE up to the twenty-first century.
Explains the history of philosophy and demystifies some of its most hard-to-grasp concepts. This is done by arranging the philosophers in chronological order from 700 BCE and Thales of Miletus to the present and Slavoj Zizek.

Publisher: London : Dorling Kindersley, 2011
ISBN: 9780756668617
Branch Call Number: 100 PHI
Characteristics: 352 p
Additional Contributors: Dorling Kindersley, Inc. (COR)


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