50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know

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Quercus Publishing, Oct 1, 2013 - Philosophy - 208 pages
Have you ever lain awake at night fretting over how we can be sure of the reality of the external world? Perhaps we are in fact disembodied brains, floating in vats at the whim of some deranged puppet-master? If so, you are not alone - and what’s more, you are in exalted company. For this question and other ones like it have been the stuff of philosophical rumination from Plato to Popper. In a series of accessible and engagingly written essays, 50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know introduces and explains the problems of knowledge, consciousness, identity, ethics, belief, justice and aesthetics that have engaged the attention of thinkers from the era of the ancient Greeks to the present day.

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User Review  - heina - LibraryThing

This is a well-written primer for non-philosophical types as well as a great memory-jogger for philosophy buffs. I was surprised by how well it tackled a wide variety of topics. Read full review

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User Review  - Alexander.Zawadzki - www.librarything.com

Good concept, but as someone who understands almost *nothing* about philosophy coming in, the structure is difficult to get. Read full review

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