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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.
• 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.
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.