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Philosophy: Questions for Consideration and Discussion
The texts are classics and it helps to read them concurrently with Craig's book.
I think that Craig's book actually manages to find a nice balance between breadth and depth, despite being very short.
The entertaining part is what really makes this book good because otherwise it could be a little boring.
I thought this was a great book. It gave a very good introduction to philosophy and at the same time it was well written, fast, and entertaining. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Xman Zeenoph
For novices, attempting to grasp overall understanding of the scope of philosophical inquiry, Craig's explanation is straight forward and raises the curiosity of inquirng minds.Published 13 months ago by Larry and Yvonne
The book arrived on time and was in superb condition. Excellent bought and a powerful philosophy according to Socrates the great philosopher " the majority don't have much power at... Read morePublished on July 10, 2012 by Natasha Green
If Edward Craig's class lectures at Cambridge University are as disorganized as his writings, the student is in for a tough experience. Read morePublished on January 25, 2011 by R.S.
My best friend majored in philosophy, and I've long admired the types of questions that occur to him when he's confronted with an issue. Read morePublished on August 18, 2009 by Daniel G. Nolan
Philosophy is a large subject which can be made as complex as one wishes, so any introductory philosophy book will struggle with the problem that it simply isn't possible to... Read morePublished on July 3, 2009 by Irfan A. Alvi
I agree with much of the positive reviews below, so I won't repeat their points. Edward Craig does an excellent job to familiarize the reader with the discipline of philosophy by... Read morePublished on July 21, 2007 by Orion Pax
I bought this book to introduce this topic to one of my 10th grade English students. We will then get into the next book (Logic: A Very Short Introduction, same publisher). Read morePublished on February 12, 2007 by Michael J. Teegarden
I suppose one cannot expect too much of a book which aims only to be a "very short introduction", but I did expect a little more than this book gave. Read morePublished on May 7, 2006 by Ingrid Heyn