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The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained Hardcover – Illustrated, January 17, 2011
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Big Ideas Simply Explained
Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics, along with straightforward and engaging writing, to make complex subjects easier to understand.
These books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.
- Explore the world’s most famous and important ideas
- Insightful quotes from thought-leaders
- A vibrant mix of creative typography, graphics, and accessible text
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"[The Big Ideas Simply Explained books] are beautifully illustrated with shadow-like cartoons that break down even the most difficult concepts so they are easier to grasp. These step-by-step diagrams are an incredibly clever learning device to include, especially for visual learners." – Examiner.com
"This graphically lively presentation, which also features color reproductions, colorfully framed pull quotes, photos, and a variety of fonts, offers students an overview of the ideas and concepts generated by people who have spent their lives "wondering about the world." – School Library Journal
"In The Philosophy Book, the ideas and thoughts of more than one hundred of the most influential philosophers from the ancient world through today are presented in a succinct, yet highly readable, format. From all corners of the world and from different traditions and approaches to philosophy and the art of reasoning, the contributors to this excellent book highlight the impact of each philosopher on his society and how it affected the development of subsequent ideas. Students of philosophy or those interested in human thought will thoroughly enjoy this book. This volume is an excellent addition to a general philosophy collection." – Voice of Youth Advocate/VOYA Magazine
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- Publisher : DK; Illustrated edition (January 17, 2011)
- Language: : English
- Hardcover : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0756668611
- ISBN-13 : 978-0756668617
- Item Weight : 2.6 pounds
- Dimensions : 8 x 1.06 x 9.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #245,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I have only two gripes, which are small considering the other material.
One is that maybe four sections aren't well-fleshed out enough to make complete sense, such as that on Maimonides but this is coming from a critical, hardcore critical thinker.
The other is that Epicurus and Epicureanism is completely thrown under the bus. His most contentious teaching is listed in bold as his main teaching, which bias throws off the otherwise beautiful nature of this philosophical system.
I guess another thing, which isn't really a complaint per se, is that Montaigne is listed as a humanist, whereas he's probably most accurately denoted as a skeptic.
Just fyi for new philosophy nerds: there's always going to be bias when reading from a secondary source. That's part of what makes philosophy so fulfilling: so much of it can be interpreted in many different manners, and be integrated into one's life differently.
So that's it. I'd give this book a solid five stars, maybe a 92/100. Definitely worth it!
If you buy this, buy a new book shelf because you will be buying a lot more books.
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Regards content the "Big Ideas Simply Explained" pretty covers the work.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 17, 2019
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