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.
Bryan Magee's broad overview is a perfect introduction to the wide wonderful world of Philosophy. It's a great reference tool. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Jennifer
Fairly Simplistic, but if it Attracts People to Philosophy...then it's a good thing. I'd recommend it to all potential students of philosophy. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Roman Wolf (Michael)
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 11 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 16 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 17 months ago by D. Therrien