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Little Book of Big Ideas: Philosophy gathers a wealth of insight and information on 50 of the greatest philosophical thinkers and 10 of the greatest concepts ever conceived. Get to grips with the key concepts that are the backbone of philosophical thought including metaphysics, psychoanalysis, libertarianism, and feminism. The most influential figures are presented from the classical voices of Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato to the revolutionary polemics of Marx and the educational lessons of Piaget and Chomsky. ...
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Little Book of Big Ideas: Philosophy gathers a wealth of insight and information on 50 of the greatest philosophical thinkers and 10 of the greatest concepts ever conceived. Get to grips with the key concepts that are the backbone of philosophical thought including metaphysics, psychoanalysis, libertarianism, and feminism. The most influential figures are presented from the classical voices of Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato to the revolutionary polemics of Marx and the educational lessons of Piaget and Chomsky. Everything you need to know about the groundbreaking, complex world of philosophy, expertly packed into a pocket full of knowledge.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780713674958
  • Publisher: Gardners Books
  • Publication date: 2/9/2006

Meet the Author

Dr. Jeremy Stangroom is a philosopher and social theorist. He has a PhD from the London School of Economics and has taught both psychology and sociology. In 1997, he launched the Philosophers’ Magazine, and he now publishes a new journal, Think, on behalf of The Royal Institute of Philosophy.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     6
Early Thought
Pythagoras     8
Socrates     10
Plato     12
Aristotle     14
Augustine     16
Thomas Aquinas     18
Philosophical Thought
Metaphysics     20
Thomas Hobbes     22
Rene Descartes     24
Baruch Spinoza     26
John Locke     28
Epistemology     30
George Berkeley     32
David Hume     34
Immanuel Kant     36
Georg F. Hegel     38
Soren Kierkegaard     40
Friedrich Nietzsche     42
Bertrand Russell     44
Ludwig Wittgenstein     46
Jean-Paul Sartre     48
Psychological Thought
Sigmund Freud     50
Psychoanalysis     52
Carl Gustav Jung     54
B. F. Skinner     56
Behaviorism     58
Abraham H. Maslow     60
Social Thought
The Enlightenment     62
Voltaire     64
Jean-Jacques Rousseau     66
Charles Darwin     68
Social Darwinism     70
MaxWeber     72
Sociology     74
Mahatma Gandhi     76
Theodor Adorno     78
Michel Foucault     80
Peter Singer     82
Political Thought
Niccolo Machiavelli     84
Adam Smith     86
Libertarianism     88
Edmund Burke     90
Thomas Paine     92
Jeremy Bentham     94
Karl Marx     96
F. A. Hayek     98
Antonio Gramsci     100
Educational Thought
John Dewey     102
Jean Piaget     104
Lawrence Kohlberg     106
Noam Chomsky     108
Feminist Thought
Mary Wollstonecraft     110
J. S. Mill     112
Simone de Beauvoir     114
Kate Millett     116
Feminism     118
Critical Thought
George Santayana     120
Herbert Marcuse     122
Jacques Derrida     124
Postmodernism     126
Index     128
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