- 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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Table of Contents
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