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About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short ...
About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.
2. What should I do? Plato's Crito
3. How do we know? Hume's, Of Miracles
4. What am I? An unknown Buddhist on the Self: 'The Chariot' from The Questions of King Milinda
5. Some themes
6. Of 'isms'
7. Some more high spots -- a personal selection
8. What's in it for whom?
This short introduction to philosophy was excellent. The author did a great job of dealing with the big questions of philosophy in a brief and very understandable way. He primarily deals with the Western philosophical tradition, but he also uses an example from Buddhist philosophy. He also briefly discribes the two major types of Western Philosophy and discusses some of the important representatives of the types. He does all this in a humorous and down to earth way. I would certainly recommend this book for general readers.
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