An innovative and accessible guide to more than 2,000 years of thought To the complete novice learning about philosophy can be daunting - The Philosophy Book changes all that. With the use of powerful and easy-to-follow images, succinct quotations, and explanations that are easily understandable, this book cuts through any misunderstandings to demystify the subject. Each chapter is organised chronologically, and covers not only the big ideas, but the philosophers who first voiced them, as well as cross-referencing with earlier and later ideas and thinkers. The Philosophy Book untangles knotty theories and sheds light on abstract concepts, and is perfect for anyone with a general interest in how our social, political, and ethical ideas are formed, as well as students of philosophy and politics. Covers major and niche topics, from moral ethics to philosophies of religion
If you want to know your Socrates from your Sartre and your Confucius from your Kant, strap in for this whirlwind tour of the highlights of philosophy. Including accessible primers on: ? The early Ancient Greek philosophers and the ´big three´: Socrates, Plato and Aristotle ? Key schools of philosophy and their impact on modern life ? Insights into the main questions philosophers have explored over the years: Who am I? What is the meaning of life? Do I have free will? ? Practical applications for the theories of Descartes, Kant, Wollstonecraft, Marx, Nietzsche and many more. This illuminating little book will introduce you to the key thinkers, themes and theories you need to know to understand how human ideas have sculpted the world we live in and the way we think today.
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This book explains philosophy to kids in an easy-to-understand way, using simple text and fun illustrations. It is the perfect introduction to the great thinkers who, from ancient times to the modern day, have tried to make sense of the world by asking questions such as: ´´Who am I?´´, ´´Is the world real?´´, ´´Is it ever right to tell a lie?´´. Meet Socrates and Confucius, Kant and Sartre, and many others who have studied and pondered on the complexities of everyday life. Looking at the major philosophical theories, The Children´s Book of Philosophy brings big ideas within the reach of young minds. It examines the problems that have puzzled people for hundreds, or even thousands, of years, working through them in clear and logical stages. The book´s lively approach is designed to encourage children to start thinking for themselves and to show them that anyone be a philosopher.