Philosophy: From the Ancient Greeks to Great Thinkers of Modern Times

Philosophy: From the Ancient Greeks to Great Thinkers of Modern Times

by Anne Rooney


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The unexamined life is not worth living. - Plato (c.427-347BC)

This illustrated book traces the historical development of philosophical thought from the Ancient Greeks through the Enlightenment to the present day. It explores the five main branches of philosophy - metaphysics, epistemology, logic, ethics, and aesthetics - and includes biographies of significant philosophers and accounts of important texts. It is an accessible and fascinating account of the preoccupations of some of the world's greatest thinkers.

Topics include:

• The nature of being and reality
• The existence of God
• Free will and predestination
• Ethics in daily life
• How we might make a good society

ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Fundamentals Series explains fascinating and far-reaching topics in simple terms. Designed with rustic, tactile covers and filled with dynamic illustrations and fact boxes, these books will help you quickly get to grips with complex topics that affect our day-to-day living.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781838576462
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Publication date: 07/15/2020
Series: Arcturus Fundamentals Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 817,688
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Anne Rooney has taught English at Cambridge and York universities and was Royal Literary Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge University in 2014-16. She has written many books on science and technology, and was short-listed for the ALCS Educational Writers' Award in 2015.

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