If one could read just one book on western philosophy, this one would be a good choice.
His writing style is very clear and he makes extremely interesting points about the different philosophers and about philosophy in general.
An excellent overview of western philosophical thought, with a brief section on eastern philosophy.
This is an excellent, simple history of philosophy for people (like me) who have little knowledge of the subject and want a clear, easy to remember overview. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dane
Bought the hard copy because one soft copy was worn out from thumbing through and the other went to our 18-year-old (smartie) granddaughter.Published 8 months ago by Karyn Kovachic
Provides an outstanding introduction to philosophy from its beginnings with the pre-Socratics. It is only 240 pages and each chapter is short and sweet. Read morePublished 9 months ago by D. Therrien
I had this for a text book and it is the only book I plan to keep. There is so much information and art and quotes ect. I am going to refer to this book for a long, long time.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
The TEXTBOOK I received is NOT the book I ordered, NOR is it NEW!!!!
It has the big black marker across the bottom, is dirty across the bottom, different cover,... Read more
Received in time for class, book had no writing or obvious marks so looked good too (so was as described)! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kathy
I enjoyed the book, but it was almost too easy a read. They generally did a great job of distilling broad philosophical concepts into manageable words and phrases, but sometimes... Read morePublished 13 months ago by kindlyronin
Very well written and well organized; great for anyone interested in beginning philosophy. Covers a wide range of subjects and is easy to read.Published 18 months ago by Chris Jenkins