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Essentials of Philosophy: The Basic Concepts of the World's Greatest Thinkers

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A Great Starting Point

This is a great work. It is perfect as a comprehensive overview to get the reader started and up to speed with the names, terminology, and concepts of Philosophy. It is an excellent springboard and guidance for further research into a particular area of Philosophy or ...
This is a great work. It is perfect as a comprehensive overview to get the reader started and up to speed with the names, terminology, and concepts of Philosophy. It is an excellent springboard and guidance for further research into a particular area of Philosophy or a particular philosopher. It should be the first book used in all Intro to Philosophy courses.

posted by JKing_01 on June 8, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

WOW....Errors galore

On page 101, the book incorrectly refers to Schopenhauer's book as 'The World as Will and Idea,' when, in fact, his book is titled 'The World as Will and Representation.' This is just one more error in addition to all the others.

posted by Anonymous on July 2, 2007

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2009

    This book was a big help to me

    This book made sense of the other philosophy books in a lot fewer words.
    It was much easier to understand than others I had to read, and more enjoyable.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 8, 2009

    A Great Starting Point

    This is a great work. It is perfect as a comprehensive overview to get the reader started and up to speed with the names, terminology, and concepts of Philosophy. It is an excellent springboard and guidance for further research into a particular area of Philosophy or a particular philosopher. It should be the first book used in all Intro to Philosophy courses.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 3, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    Diving into philosophy

    I found the book to be well organized and quick with a synopsis of each Philosopher and their general points of view. It helped in making my decision on which of those mentioned I should read about in more detail. A bit biased against religion in general but you need to shake loose dogma to find free thought and ask yourself the questions you really want answers to before finding them in others.

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  • Posted March 16, 2013

    Excellent read,highly interesting and informative, excellent poi

    Excellent read,highly interesting and informative, excellent points of departure  for further depth a non-philosopher might  want.
    Definitely the best overview of philosophy I have found so far.

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