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Great Thinkers A-Z

by Julian Baggini (Editor), Jeremy Stangroom (Editor)
 

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What is the purpose of life? What is the nature of God? How should human beings treat each other?

These are among the questions humanity has asked itself since it invented language. Great Thinkers A-Z presents concise, lively summaries of the answers to them and others offered by the greatest minds of Western civilization, from its birth

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What is the purpose of life? What is the nature of God? How should human beings treat each other?

These are among the questions humanity has asked itself since it invented language. Great Thinkers A-Z presents concise, lively summaries of the answers to them and others offered by the greatest minds of Western civilization, from its birth twenty-five hundred years ago to the end of the twentieth century. Written by several dozen noted writers, edited by Julian Baggini and Jeremy Stangroom of The Philosopher's Magazine, the essays place their subjects in their historical and intellectual context, provide a clear account of their principle writings and ideas, assess their impact and importance, illustrate how they influenced and were influenced by others, and give suggestions for further reading.

Great Thinkers A-Z is an invaluable resource for anyone who cares about the ideas that have helped form humanity's understanding of itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567317268
Publisher:
MJF Books
Publication date:
06/20/2005
Pages:
275
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.32(h) x 1.03(d)

Meet the Author


Julian Baggini is co-editor (with Jeremy Stangroom) of The Philosophers' Magazine (www.philosophers.co.uk), Great Thinkers A-Z (2004) and New British Philosophy: The Interviews (2002). He is also the author of The Pig That Wants to be Eaten and What's It All About? Philosophy and the Meaning of Life (both Granta, 2005).

Jeremy Stangroom is co-editor, with Julian Baggini, of The Philosophers' Magazine and co-author of Do You Think What You Think You Think? (Granta, 2006), What Philosophers Think and Great Thinkers A-Z. He and Ophelia Benson are co-authors of Why Truth Matters and The Dictionary of Fashionable Nonsense (Souvenir, 2004).

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