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4.0 out of 5 stars Don't let that first review keep you from this book!, January 24, 2000
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I was looking for a "primer" on philosophy...who said what, when and so on. Though this wasn't the book I was looking for, I found it engrossing and interesting.
After trying to wade through Durant's pompous prose in "A Story of Philosophy," Blackburn's straightforward style was very refreshing. Like a good novel, I couldn't put it down and sometimes jumped to the end of the end of a chapter just to peek at the author's conclusion. Blackburn never really gave definitive answers to life's great questions, but that made it even more satisfying.
For a novice, like myself, the terminology was a little confusing and I'm still not sure who was associated with what school of thought (I wish I had had his dictionary to read along with this), but it left me wanting to know and read more.
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Initial post: Feb 12, 2016 5:08:30 PM PST
Kaj says:
you might try Basic Teachings of the Great Philosophers. It's a great primer. He is real good at saying who believes what. Basic Teachings of the Great Philosophers
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