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Get a Grip on Philosophy
     

Get a Grip on Philosophy

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by Neil Turnbull
 

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Philosophy is about the big questions - where are we from, why are we here, and what's going to happen afterward? - and the various answers that people have come up with. This book will guide you along the route that leads from the Nichamachean Ethics of Aristotle via the Summa Theologica of Aquinas to the discourse on Method of Descartes and onward to Wittgenstein's

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Philosophy is about the big questions - where are we from, why are we here, and what's going to happen afterward? - and the various answers that people have come up with. This book will guide you along the route that leads from the Nichamachean Ethics of Aristotle via the Summa Theologica of Aquinas to the discourse on Method of Descartes and onward to Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-philosophicus, with breaks for refreshment at the cooling springs of Hume's Treatise on Human Nature and the stirring heat of Nietzsche's Also sprach Zarathustra. Get a Grip on Philosophy includes clear explanations of all the different branches of philosophy, traces the development of human thinking on the meaning of life, and gives the key ideas of all the significant philosophers in a digestible fashion. If you think Heidegger is a piece of agricultural machinery, this is the book for you.

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ISBN-13:
9780760737477
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Series:
Get a Grip On Series
Pages:
192

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Get a Grip on Philosophy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
as an adjunct instructor in philosophy, i find this to be a great addition to basic texts that are A: easy to "get a grip on" and B: inexpensive for junior philosophers. i would highly recommend it to any college student taking philosophy.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get a Grip on PHilosophy serves as an excellent introductory book to the captivating world of philosophy. If you are curious about philosophy, then this book will give you some background information, and will give you some experience of the illumination one feels through philosophy. I suggest you read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am taking a course in the Humanities and a lot of the things we've studied have dealt with Philosophy and Philosophers. I have found, and am still finding the book to be quite helpful in comprehending the ideas. The format can be a bit confusing at times, but all in all it's interesting and pretty user friendly!