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The Great Philosophers: The Lives And Ideas Of History's Greatest…

by Stephen Law

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For a philosophy book this is quite an easy read but probably best used as one to dip into now and again. Fifty philosophers are covered in 365 pages so don't expect depth or range. Instead one key idea from each philosopher is described followed by criticism of that idea from others. Each philosopher is given a rudimentary biography. By the end you get a feel for the development of (Western) philosophy. Clearly written. ( )
  Lord_Boris | Feb 21, 2017 |
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If you are entirely new to philosophy, the first question you are likely to ask on picking up this book is—what is philosophy?
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This book not only looks at the people behind some of the most life-changing ideas of the past 2500, but at those ideas as well.

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