The Complete Idiot's Guide to Philosophy; 3rd Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Philosophy; 3rd Edition

by Jay Stevenson Jay
     
 
Thousands of years of wisdom, in one updated guide.

Socrates's admonition that “the unexamined life is not worth living” still resonates with many people, and this guide is a great introduction to that mental exercise. The author skillfully covers the subject both historically and topically and brings the reader all the way up to the

Overview

Thousands of years of wisdom, in one updated guide.

Socrates's admonition that “the unexamined life is not worth living” still resonates with many people, and this guide is a great introduction to that mental exercise. The author skillfully covers the subject both historically and topically and brings the reader all the way up to the present, with insights into 21st-century philosophical thought.

• Essential philosophers and philosophies, from ancient times right up to today
• New information on such topics as Eastern philosophy, women philosophers, postmodernism, and critical theory
• The relevance of philosophy to a variety of other subjects and to today's world

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592573615
Publisher:
Alpha Books
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
382,606
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jay Stevenson received his Ph.D. in English literature from Rutgers University and currently works as a writer and editor in New Jersey. He is also an adjunct professor of reading at Rider University. His most recent books are The Complete Idiot's Guide? to Eastern Philosophy, and The Complete Idiot's Guide? to Angels.

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