Words of Wisdom: Philosophy's Most Important Quotations and their Meanings
Words of Wisdom brings together 360 of Philosophy's most famous quotations, explaining their meaning and telling the stories behind them. Western philosophy may be said to have begun in ancient Greece, where, inscribed in his temple at Delphi, the words of the god Apollo commanded those who sought wisdom to first 'know thyself'. With the author's usual humour and clarity of style, the whole 2,500 year history of philosophy is laid bare. Each quote is set in the context of its cultural background, author biography and general outlook; trends are highlighted, links established, and influences traced, all in a way that is entertaining, thought-provoking, and even fun. Words of Wisdom is the perfect book for those who always wanted to ask what philosophy was about, but were afraid they might not understand the answer.
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Review: Words of Wisdom: Philosophy's Most Important Quotations and their MeaningsUser Review - Vikas Datta - Goodreads
An impressive distillation from the boundless repository of human wisdom, restricted not only to pure philosophy but also literature and other arts and sciences - the best guidebook possible for a difficult journey Read full review
Review: Words of Wisdom: Philosophy's Most Important Quotations and their MeaningsUser Review - Ruia Dahoud - Goodreads
Well first of all this book was a strong proof to me that philosophy isn't really my thing. I continued reading it even though I didn't understand most of its phrases, until I reached page 225 and ... Read full review