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I rarely ever read books twice, but this will be one of them.
It is also the most ambitious in that the authors and works discussed are, in my opinion, among the most challenging as well as the most rewarding in print.
I love that the pith of the selected work forms the first page of each philosopher's chapter, followed by Tom's "In a nutshell" summary.
The page numbers are completely out of sync! Useless when I'm trying to follow along in class.Published 4 months ago by Jagannath Sarkar
a great read. Stuffed with all the top thinkers and their ideas. The commentary is wonderful and insightful. I could of used this book years ago when I took philosophy.Published 4 months ago by Peter Jones
Cannot put this book down. If I had to write a book, I'd do it exactly in this manner. Everything is in bite-sized pieces so that someone interested in philosophy does not have... Read morePublished 5 months ago by clearady
The author did a superb job presenting a small snap shot of each philosopher. Whether we accept it or not, each and everyone one of us, in some small way, is a philosopher. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jo Ann Hagan
This book is a great compilation of all the important philosophy classics. Tom Butler-Bowdon wrote great introduction and summaries for each classic, delivering great value by... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mitchel Quek
This collection of summaries of 50 Philosophical classics is a fascinating read and a great conversation starter. Read morePublished 18 months ago by G. James
Most of the relevant philosophers are here. But a few missing ones e.e. Marth Nusbaum are woth inckluding in the next edition.Published 20 months ago by sarla sujan
Aristotle "in a nutshell," from astute non-academic Tom Butler-Bowdon:
Happiness comes from expressing what we have rationally decided is good for us over the longer term. Read more
Tom is one of the best researchers and synthesizers of complex works I have ever known. He does a wonderful job of simplifying the complex, no easy feat when you look at the... Read morePublished 21 months ago by James Rick