- File Size: 17938 KB
- Print Length: 746 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (May 30, 2019)
- Publication Date: May 30, 2019
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07KSBBXR6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,549,244 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy in English Kindle Edition
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This book will be especially appreciated by people having some familiarity with traditional philosophical canons.
They are mostly concerned with the existence of God, moral foundations and free thinking(!). I suggest you order a sample. I was hooked immediately and I'll bet you will be too. It is lots of fun and nothing like your sophomore philosophy course.
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I opted for the kindle edition as carrying a huge volume around would be unwieldy, and it works very well. The hyperlinked chapter headings and sections all take you to the exact page, and clicking on a word in the Index does almost the same, taking the reader to, if not the exact page, then a page very close by. I used the Index to search for ‘Ayer’ (author of Language, Truth and Logic) and I arrived only a page or two away.
The ebook also lends itself to highlighting popular quotes and passages, something I very much enjoy doing myself.
Witcraft is different from conventional histories of philosophy; its approach of jumping forward every fifty or so years from 1601 to 1951 is something I’ve not come across before; nor would one expect to find writers such as Cervantes, Coleridge, Mary Wollstonecraft and George Eliot covered in a book of philosophy.
The book ends with an excellent chapter on Ludwig Wittgenstein. Indeed, Witcraft is a book that I shall be reading for a very long time, and no doubt dipping into long afterwards.
I hope you find my review helpful.