Philosophy 101: From Plato and Socrates to Ethics and Metaphysics, an Essential Primer on the History of Thought

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Discover the world's greatest thinkers and their groundbreaking notions!

Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy theories, principles, and figures of philosophy into tedious discourse that even Plato would reject. Philosophy 101 cuts out the boring details and exhausting philosophical methodology, and instead, gives you a lesson in philosophy that keeps you engaged as you explore the fascinating history of human thought and inquisition.

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Philosophy 101: From Plato and Socrates to Ethics and Metaphysics, an Essential Primer on the History of Thought

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Overview

Discover the world's greatest thinkers and their groundbreaking notions!

Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy theories, principles, and figures of philosophy into tedious discourse that even Plato would reject. Philosophy 101 cuts out the boring details and exhausting philosophical methodology, and instead, gives you a lesson in philosophy that keeps you engaged as you explore the fascinating history of human thought and inquisition.

From Aristotle and Heidegger to free will and metaphysics, Philosophy 101 is packed with hundreds of entertaining philosophical tidbits, illustrations, and thought puzzles that you won't be able to find anywhere else.

So whether you're looking to unravel the mysteries of existentialism, or just want to find out what made Voltaire tick, Philosophy 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.

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This is definitely not your standard history of philosophy tutorial. Instead of making you slog laboriously through the steep uphill inclines of pre-Socratic Pythagoreans, Ephesians and other Athenian deep thinkers, Paul Kleinman's Philosophy 101 offers refreshing rest stops, including an early one about Existentialism and a brainteaser about reconstructed ships. This inexpensive guide doesn't, however, neglect the important stuff: Brief, well-targeted discussions of philosophers from Heraclitus to Heidegger and beyond fill its pages, providing factoids and tidbits that could save you on exam day. A trot not to be sneezed at.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440567674
  • Publisher: Adams Media
  • Publication date: 10/18/2013
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 160,186
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Kleinman grew up in White Plains, New York, and currently resides in New York City. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2009 with degrees in art and communication arts: radio, television, and film. His previous work includes Freudian theory published by McSweeney's, The Bullsh*t Artist, A Ton of Crap, and Psych 101.

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