The Twenty Greatest Philosophy Books: An Essential Guide / Edition 1

The Twenty Greatest Philosophy Books: An Essential Guide / Edition 1

by James Garvey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0826490549

ISBN-13: 9780826490544

Pub. Date: 12/24/2006

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

The essential guide to the top twenty greatest books in philosophy for those who have just never quite found the time to read them.

In this witty and engaging book, James Garvey offers an introductory account of the must-read books from the whole history of philosophical writing. From Plato to Popper, Descartes to Wittgenstein, the greatest books in philosophy

Overview

The essential guide to the top twenty greatest books in philosophy for those who have just never quite found the time to read them.

In this witty and engaging book, James Garvey offers an introductory account of the must-read books from the whole history of philosophical writing. From Plato to Popper, Descartes to Wittgenstein, the greatest books in philosophy have had a huge impact on the development of contemporary society, politics, economics and culture. This entertaining and intelligent guide introduces the philosophical questions central to these books that are of genuine interest to the general reader and opens up often complex and challenging ideas for wider debate.

This is the ideal book for those coming to philosophy for the first time. Garvey introduces the key themes and terms in philosophy before exploring each of the twenty great philosophy books with humour and clarity. The book presupposes no background in philosophy and encourages the reader to actively engage in philosophical thinking. The Twenty Greatest Philosophy Books is the essential guide for anyone with an interest in this fascinating subject.

The Twenty Greatest Philosophy Books are Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Descartes's Meditations on First Philosophy , Hobbes's Leviathan, Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Berkeley's Principles of Human Knowledge, Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Rousseau's Social Contract, Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit, Schopenhauer's The World as Will and Representation, Marx's Communist Manifesto, Mill's Utilitarianism, Nietzsche's Thus Spake Zarathustra, James's Pragmatism, Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus , Ayer's Language, Truth and Logic, Sartre's Being and Nothingness, de Beauvoir's The Second Sex, Popper's The Logic of Scientific Discovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826490544
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/24/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,079,454
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Plato's Republic 2. Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics 3. Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae4. Descartes's Meditations on First Philosophy 5. Hobbes's Leviathan 6. Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding 7. Berkeley's Principles of Human Knowledge 8. Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding 9. Rousseau's Social Contract 10. Kant's Critique of Pure Reason 11. Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit 12. Schopenhauer's The World as Will and Representation 13. Marx's Communist Manifesto 14. Mill's Utilitarianism 15. Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra 16. Popper's The Logic of Scientific Discovery 17. Ayer's Language, Truth and Logic 18. Sartre's Being and Nothingness 19. de Beauvoir's The Second Sex 20. Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations
Bibliography
Index

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