50 Philosophy Classics: THINKING, BEING, ACTING, SEEING: Profound Insights and Powerful Thinking from Fifty Key Books

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From Aristotle to Wittgenstein and Zizek, 50 Philosophy Classics provides a lively entry point to the field of philosophy. Analyses of key works by Descartes, Schopenhauer, Hegel, Heidegger, and Nietzsche also show how philosophy helped shape the thinking and events of the last 150 years. The list also includes 20th century greats including de Beauvoir, Foucault, Kuhn, and Sartre, along with contemporary philosophy including the writings and ideas of Peter Singer, Noam Chomsky, ...
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Overview

From Aristotle to Wittgenstein and Zizek, 50 Philosophy Classics provides a lively entry point to the field of philosophy. Analyses of key works by Descartes, Schopenhauer, Hegel, Heidegger, and Nietzsche also show how philosophy helped shape the thinking and events of the last 150 years. The list also includes 20th century greats including de Beauvoir, Foucault, Kuhn, and Sartre, along with contemporary philosophy including the writings and ideas of Peter Singer, Noam Chomsky, Harry Frankfurt, and Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
50 Philosophy Classics explores key writings that have shaped the discipline and impacted the real world. From Aristotle, Plato, and Epicurus in ancient times, to John Stuart Mill’s manifesto for individual freedom and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s struggle to understand fate as person versus the universe. Most notably, Butler-Bowdon takes readers beyond the twentieth century to introduce contemporary thinkers like Slavoj Zizek, who suggests that the fight for food and water, a biogenetic revolution, and social indicate the apocalyptic end of global liberal capitalism.
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"This book explains and discusses briefly, but with remarkable lucidity, some of the ideas of fifty philosophical thinkers from ancient times to the present-day. Complex views on a whole range of important and enduring issues are made accessible to the general reader...The book is enjoyable and instructive." - C.L. Ten, Professor of Philosophy, National University of Singapore

"50 Philosophy Classics is an impressively wide-ranging compendium of nutshell clarity. It strikes just the right balance between accurate explication, insightful contextual analysis, and breezy illustrative anecdote."
- Dr. Phil Oliver, Department of Philosophy, Middle Tennessee State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857885965
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 265,834
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

TOM BUTLER-BOWDON is the author of the bestselling and award-winning 50 CLASSICS series whose titles have been translated into 23 languages. A graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Sydney, he lives in Oxford where he writes full time.
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