- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: IDG Books; 1 edition (September 17, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764551531
- ISBN-13: 978-0764551536
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 167 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,932 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you think philosophy is complicated or boring, think again! In this refreshingly different guide, author Tom Morris not only explains philosophical fundamentals, but shows you how philosophy can help you find more meaning in life, understand religious belief, and look at the world in a whole new light.
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*Think about lifes ultimate questions
*Apply the insights of great philosophers
*Develop your own personal philosophy
*Expand your mind
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I have seen some negative comments of being an attempt to steer people to a particular belief, I disagree. The Author is very up front regarding personal experiences that have shaped his perceptions of things before he ever found and interest in Philosophy. I wonder about some of the comments: If they read the beginning of the book, the, "About it Book", section in particular; He is very up front; if he didn't give some idea of the process he used to reach HIS conclusions (also something to think about), it would be a work as interesting as the teacher in, "Ferris Buller's Day Off".
If it does offend offend someone's sensibilities in what truth is, who never delved into the Philosophy of it or the Philosophical Arguments before, and it gets them thinking as well as looking deeper into the arguments, because they aren't satisfied with what is presented; Hasn't the Author achieved one of his stated goals? It got them interested.
He does a great job of introducing and exploring the definitions, and terms, used in the world of studying philosophy. To someone who has no idea what the premise of materialism is, they will come away knowing it's not who believes in acquiring as much stuff as you can. So in applying that example to the rest of the, "isms", out there - is the mission not accomplished?
My real frustration is with the low quality of the kindle version. Someone seriously needs to go through this edition and fix the fact that the main text and side captions are run together.
In short, a total ripoff. Don't waste your money.