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Title The philosophy book [Axis 360 electronic resource] / [contributors, Will Buckingham ... [et al.].

Edition 1st American ed.
Imprint London ; New York : DK Pub., 2011.
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Description 1 online resource (352 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.), ports.
Series Big ideas simply explained
Big ideas simply explained.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary To the complete novice learning about philosophy can be daunting - The Philosophy Book changes all that. With the use of powerful and easy to follow images, succinct quotations, and explanations that are easily understandable, this book cuts through any misunderstandings to demystify the subject. Each chapter is organised chronologically, and covers not only the big ideas, but the philosophers who first voiced them, as well as cross-referencing with earlier and later ideas and thinkers. The Philosophy Book untangles knotty theories and sheds light on abstract concepts, and is perfect for anyone with a general interest in how our social, political, and ethical ideas are formed, as well as students of philosophy and politics.
Explains the history of philosophy and demystifies some of its most hard-to-grasp concepts. This is done by arranging the philosophers in chronological order from 700 BCE and Thales of Miletus to the present and Slavoj Zizek.
Contents The ancient world 700 BCE-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 1950-present.
Subject Philosophy -- Introductions.
Philosophy (OCoLC)fst01060777
Genre Electronic books.
Introductions (OCoLC)fst01423833
Added Author Buckingham, Will.
Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Philosophy book. 1st American ed. London ; New York : DK Pub., 2011 0756668611 1405353295 (DLC) 2011280605 (OCoLC)698365945
ISBN 9780756688677 (electronic bk.)
0756688671 (electronic bk.)
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