- Paperback: 454 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 5th edition (June 12, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0073407488
- ISBN-13: 978-0073407487
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In fact it can be hilarious! The cartoons kept me going. I was reading and chuckling by the pool, and a lady in the water wanted to know what the book was. "It must be wonderful to make you burst out laughing like that." I told her it was a history of philosophy. She made a queer face and swam away. The mere threat of Nietzsche makes everyone anxious I suppose.
It's hard to choose, but two cartoons that stick with me are Kant going for his imperious, daily constitutional seen from an ant's-eye view; and "The individual before the Yawing Abyss of Eternity" worried about his socks. The cartoon commentary on the text helped to make the concepts stick in my memory as the history continued to build upon itself.
People who have studied the subject will no doubt find this too elementary but it is a perfect beginners textbook.
It definitely helped me understand the philosophers so that I could write my assignment and feel like I knew what I was doing. Thanks for the quick shipment.
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I bought this book after reading reviews. It was for my daughter. When I first opened this book, I was worried that my daughter would not like it. I was right. Read morePublished on January 28, 2014 by Laura Engoals
Difficult to read, I needed to read a few pages several times, but then again we're not all philisophical people.Published on January 24, 2014 by Tracey Holt
I used to own a copy of this book, and just wanted a used replacement. The description was accurate regarding the book's condition. Very fast delivery.Published on July 7, 2013 by James R.