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The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Hardcover - 17 January 2011
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For all the deep thinkers with questions about the world, this encyclopedia holds the answers you have been searching for.

What is the meaning of life? What is the universe made of? Read what our eminent philosophers thought about the nature of reality and the fundamental questions we ask ourselves.

To help you understand the subject and what it is about, The Philosophy Book introduces you to ancient philosophers like Plato and Confucius. But it doesn't stop there -- read about our modern thinkers such as Chomsky and Derrida, too. This book has short and sweet biographies of over a hundred philosophers and their profound questions.

Work your way through the different branches of philosophy like metaphysics and ethics. Understand how philosophical questions have led to breakthroughs in math and science. Figure out how the history of philosophy informs our modern lives, exploring topics like how science can predict the future and how language shapes our thoughts and decisions.

Your Philosophical Questions Explained

If you thought philosophy was full of difficult concepts, The Philosophy Book presents the key ideas in an easy-to-follow layout. They're explained in simple terms with visual guides like mind maps, diagrams, and timelines for the progression of ideas. Enjoy the stunning graphics that add a little wit to the serious subject.

Travel from ancient philosophers, to contemporary thinkers:

The Ancient World 700 BGE - 250 CE
The Medieval World 250 - 1500
Renaissance and the Age of Reason 1500 - 1750
The Age of Revolution 1750 - 1900
The Modern World 1900 - 1950
Contemporary Philosophy

The Series Simply Explained

With over 7 million copies sold worldwide to date, The Philosophy Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series from DK Books. It uses innovative graphics along with engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand.

Customer Reviews

1 customer reviews Between 3−4 stars rating, 07 February 2018
easy to read and helpful
By: Adelia Andani

This book could be very useful for those who just started learning philosophy. For me, this book is not something i read once and for all, but serves almost like an encyclopedia of concepts and figures in philosophy. So when i came across terms or figures i was unfamiliar with, i returned to this book to get a quick enlightment. It is not complete, of course (otherwise it will be unbearably thick), but very helpful since it explains very complicated concepts in everyday, easy-to-read language, just as the title "big ideas simply explained".

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