30-Second Philosophies: The 50 Most Thought-Provoking Philosophies, Each Explained in Half a Minute

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I Think Therefore I Am, Existentialism, Dialectical Materialism? The Socratic Method and Deconstruction? Sure, you know what they all mean. That is, you’ve certainly heard of them. But do you know enough about them to join a dinner party debate or dazzle the bar with your knowledge?

30-Second Philosophies takes a revolutionary approach to getting a grip on the 50 most significant schools of philosophy. The book challenges leading thinkers to quit fretting about the meaning of ...

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Overview

I Think Therefore I Am, Existentialism, Dialectical Materialism? The Socratic Method and Deconstruction? Sure, you know what they all mean. That is, you’ve certainly heard of them. But do you know enough about them to join a dinner party debate or dazzle the bar with your knowledge?

30-Second Philosophies takes a revolutionary approach to getting a grip on the 50 most significant schools of philosophy. The book challenges leading thinkers to quit fretting about the meaning of meaning for a while and explain the most complex philosophical ideas—using nothing more than two pages, 300 words, and a metaphorical image. Here, in one unique volume, you have the chance to pick the potted brains of our leading philosophers and understand complex concepts such as Kant’s categorical imperative without ending up in a darkened room with an ice pack on your head.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435109575
  • Publisher: Metro Books
  • Publication date: 3/25/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,319
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Editor Barry Loewer is Chair of the Philosophy department at Rutgers University, New Jersey. His interests include the metaphysical foundations of science, the philosophy of physics, and the philosophy of mind. He is coauthor (with Georges Rey) of Meaning in Mind and (with Carl Gillett) of Physicalism and its Discontents. He has published many papers on philosophy of quantum theory, the metaphysics of laws and chance, and the philosophy of mind.

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  • Posted September 22, 2012

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    It doesn't go too far in depth about any one philosophy, However this book does a great job at explaining differnt philosophies to the point that is could probably be a collegate study aid. This book is good for getting your feet wet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2009

    What is a philosophy?

    What is a philosophy? This book makes me feel to be alive with it. Fun to enjoy the attached illustrations.

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