Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

by Edward Craig, Maurice West
     
 

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"How ought we to live? What really exists? How do we know?" "This lively and engaging book is the ideal introduction for anyone who has ever been puzzled by what philosophy is or what it is for." Edward Craig argues that philosophy is not an activity from another planet: learning about it is just a matter of broadening and deepening what most of us do already. He…  See more details below

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"How ought we to live? What really exists? How do we know?" "This lively and engaging book is the ideal introduction for anyone who has ever been puzzled by what philosophy is or what it is for." Edward Craig argues that philosophy is not an activity from another planet: learning about it is just a matter of broadening and deepening what most of us do already. He shows that philosophy is no mere intellectual pastime: thinkers such as Plato, Buddhist writers, Descartes, Hobbes, Hume, Hegel, Darwin, Mill, and de Beauvoir were responding to real needs and events - much of their work shapes our lives today, and many of their concerns are still ours.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789626343449
Publisher:
Naxos Audiobooks Ltd.
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Edition description:
Abridged, 3 CDs, 4 hours
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 5.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Edward Craig is Knightsbridge Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge University, where he is also a Fellow of Churchill College. He has held visiting appointments at the Universities of Hamburg and Heidelberg, and the University of Melbourne. His publications include The Mind of God and the Works of Man (OUP, 1987), Knowledge and the State of Nature (OUP, 1990), and he is general editor of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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