Philosophy is to question everything. More than a lifestyle, larger than any single idea, broader than a conviction, philosophy is the love of exploration, of knowledge, of uncertainty, and of that cornerstone of free thinking: doubt. Kevin Perry's "Philosophy" takes the reader on a grand tour of life's biggest questions, examining all that the world's greatest philosophers have said about life and death, love and loss, language, art and God, to name a few.
Philosophy is a great companion and a roadmap to navigate life's major milestones, including: How to make sense of death What loving someone or something means The effect of art on our lives What role language plays in understanding the world How do our ideas affect our actions
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I could easily have found a better introduction to philosophy at Wikipedia ...
I could easily have found a better introduction to philosophy at Wikipedia or from many of the university based websites that provide such information and do so with better perspective and writing style. I didn't pay too much for this book so I can't complain too much. However, as the own song goes: you get what you pay for....unless you can get for free from a reliable source.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
It is very interesting book !
Human mind is the most complicated organ and the curiosity takes us to whole new level.
We like to question everything and that is what this book is all about.
It is very well written and interesting book. I love the fact that it just keeps me engulfed in with the info about different philosopher and their way of thinking about different topics , it really amazed me and changed my perspective of way I look at things
i really liked it and enjoyed it a lot
I was provided this book for free in return for my honest opinion.
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Great and organized overview of many philosophical ideas
By Annalyse Ewing
This book is a great crash course in philosophy. It has brief but all encompassing chapters on a plethora of philosophers, and is organized by their main topic of philosophy, such as life, death, time, God, and more. It also includes interesting trivia facts and time lines. I would recommend this book to someone who wants to dip his or her toes in the waters of philosophy. I would also recommend it to someone who only has time to read short portions of a book at a time. Either way, I recommend this book! I received a copy of this book for free to review, but the opinion is all my own.