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Philosophy : A Very Short Introduction - Edward Craig


A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 1st May 2002
ISBN: 9780192854216
Number Of Pages: 144

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How ought we to live? What really exists? How do we know? This book introduces important themes in ethics, knowledge, and the self, via readings from Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hegel, Darwin, and Buddhist writers. It emphasizes throughout the point of studying philosophy, explains how different areas of philosophy are related, and explores the contexts in which philosophy was and is studied.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

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`[The Very Short Introduction to Philosophy] shows that philosophy really can be fascinating, broad-minded and full of surprise. As a means of stimulating interest in the subject it has few rivals.' Julian Baggini, The Philosopher's Magazine

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Great for those wanting to learn, or study philosophy, either scholastically or just pleasure




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1: Introduction 2: What should I do? Plato's Crito 3: How do we know? Hume's, Of Miracles 4: What am I? An unknown Buddhist on the Self: 'The Chariot' from The Questions of King Milinda 5: Some themes 6: Of 'isms' 7: Some more high spots -- a personal selection 8: What's in it for whom? Bibliography

ISBN: 9780192854216
ISBN-10: 0192854216
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st May 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 12.6  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.12

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