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The Little Book of Philosophy: An Introduction to the Key Thinkers and Theories You Need to Know

The Little Book of Philosophy: An Introduction to the Key Thinkers and Theories You Need to Know

by Rachel Poulton
The Little Book of Philosophy: An Introduction to the Key Thinkers and Theories You Need to Know

The Little Book of Philosophy: An Introduction to the Key Thinkers and Theories You Need to Know

by Rachel Poulton

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Overview

If you want to know your Socrates from your Sartre and your Confucius from your Kant, strap in for this whirlwind tour of the highlights of philosophy. Including accessible primers on:
  • The early Ancient Greek philosophers and the ‘big three’: Socrates, Plato and Aristotle
  • Key schools of philosophy and their impact on modern life
  • Insights into the main questions philosophers have explored over the years: Who am I? What is the meaning of life? Do I have free will?
  • Practical applications for the theories of Descartes, Kant, Wollstonecraft, Marx, Nietzsche and many more.

This illuminating little book will introduce you to the key thinkers, themes and theories you need to know to understand how human ideas have sculpted the world we live in and the way we think today.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632281340
Publisher: Viva Editions
Publication date: 10/05/2021
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: eBook
Pages: 192
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Rachel Poulton is a writer, photographer and art and philosophy teacher who writes about philosophy, music and messy hair and loves to explore life's mysteries. She lives in West Sussex with her two curious and wonder- filled children.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Pre-Socratic Philosophy 7

The Big Three: Socrates, Plato and Aristotle 24

Eastern Philosophy 50

Ancient Philosophy 65

Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy 83

Modern Philosophy 98

Political Philosophy 113

Twentieth-Century and Postmodern Philosophy 146

Philosophy Today 175

Five Philosophical Questions 179

Further Reading 190

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