Philosophy for Beginners

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Writers and Readers Publishing, 1992 - Philosophy - 184 pages
Why does philosophy give some people a headache, others a real buzz, and yet others a feeling that it is subversive and dangerous? Why do a lot of people think philosophy is totally irrelevant? What is philosophy anyway? The ABCs of philosophy - easy to understand but never simplistic. Beginning with basic questions posed by the ancient Greeks - "What is the world made of?" "What is man?" "What is knowledge?" "What is good and evil?" - this guide traces the development of these questions as the key to understanding how western philosophy developed over the last 2,500 years.
 

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User Review  - robertbruceferguson - LibraryThing

A survey about Western philosophical history. It's an interesting way to learn about philosophy thru comics. I enjoy this series of books, and I get the ones I don't have since they are cheap now. I bought my first back in 1995. Read full review

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an informative book for those who are just starting their endeavor in the philosophical. it gives and a ample back-grounder of the different philosophers and their philosophies.

Contents

What is Philosophy?
1
Rome Stoicism Epicurus Lucretius Seneca
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Boethius
39
The Renaissance Machiavelli Erasmus Thomas More
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