The Everything Guide to Understanding Philosophy: Understand the basic concepts of the greatest thinkers of all time
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The Everything Guide to Understanding Philosophy: Understand the basic concepts of the greatest thinkers of all time

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by Kenneth Shouler
     
 

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Complex ideas explained in everyday language!

Is there life after death? Are euthanasia, suicide, or stem cell research ethical acts? Does the use of performance enhancers in sports constitute cheating?

These are the types of philosophical questions people face today. Philosophy is not a dead set of doctrines--it's a living body of knowledge that you

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Complex ideas explained in everyday language!

Is there life after death? Are euthanasia, suicide, or stem cell research ethical acts? Does the use of performance enhancers in sports constitute cheating?

These are the types of philosophical questions people face today. Philosophy is not a dead set of doctrines--it's a living body of knowledge that you can use to guide behavior and problem solving. In a lively, easy-to-follow approach, The Everything Guide to Understanding Philosophy introduces you to the major thinkers and the problems they've pondered over the last 2,600 years.

In plain English, author Kenneth Shouler, Ph.D. explains all of the great philosophies--and provides contemporary examples to put them in perspective. He delves into the minds of such philosophers as:

  • Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
  • Augustine and Aquinas
  • Spinoza and Descartes
  • Locke and Hume
  • Mill and Nietzsche
  • Russell and Sartre
If you're ready to broaden your outlook on life, this is the book for you. Endlessly fascinating--and always clear and concise--it's the perfect introduction for budding philosophers!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605502021
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
06/01/2008
Series:
Everything
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
847,787
File size:
754 KB

Meet the Author

Kenneth Shouler earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the City University of New York. He has taught philosophy since 1981 and is currently an associate professor at St. John's University in Jamaica, New York. After being a senior editor at Total Sports Publishing from 1996-2002, he founded Wordsworth Writing and Editing. He has written dozens of newspapers and magazines articles since 1986 and is the author of several books.

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