Philosophy 100 Essential Thinkers

Arcturus Publishing, 2012年8月8日 - 382 頁

Who am I? What is justice? What does it mean to live a good life? Many of the fundamental questions of philosophy are questions that we begin to ask ourselves as young adults when we look at the world around us, at ourselves, and try to make sense of things.

This engaging and accessible book invites the reader to explore the questions and arguments of philosophy through the work of one hundred of the greatest thinkers within the Western intellectual tradition. Covering philosophical, scientific, political and religious thought over a period of 2500 years,

Philosophy will serve as an excellent guide for those interested in knowing about individual thinkers - such as Plato, Aristotle, Rousseau and Nietzsche, to name just a few - and the questions and observations that inspired them to write. By presenting individual thinkers, details of their lives and the concerns and circumstances that motivated them, this book makes philosophy come to life as a relevant and meaningful approach to thinking about the contemporary world.

A lucid and engaging book full of thought-provoking quotations, as well as clear explanations and definitions, Philosophy is sure to encourage students and laymen alike to investigate further.


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用戶評語  - ruric - LibraryThing

Book gives a snappy overview of 100 of the greatest philosphers, located within the school of thought to which their work belongs. Easy and engaging read and a handy reference book. 閱讀評論全文

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用戶評語  - hydrolith - LibraryThing

Picked this up from a remainder bin, and it's a handy little reference book of Western thought. Illustrations and snappy one-page summaries of 100 thinkers, arranged chronologically by groups such as the Pre-socratics and the Existentialists. Good public transport or restroom reading. 閱讀評論全文



The Eleatics Parmenides of Elea
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Lucius AnnaeusSeneca

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關於作者 (2012)

Philip Stokes has a Masters degree in Philosophy from Bristol University. After several years in academic publishing, Philip returned to academia proper and now teaches at Chulalongkom University in Thailand, where he is a member of the Language Faculty.