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The Philosophy Book

Big Ideas Simply Explained

By: DK

Hardcover Published: 17th January 2011
ISBN: 9780756668617
Number Of Pages: 352
For Ages: 17+ years old

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To the complete novice, learning about philosophy can be a cause for dread. The Philosophy Book uses innovative graphics and creative typography to help demystify hard-to-grasp concepts for those new to philosophy, cutting through the haze of misunderstanding, untangling knotty theories, and shedding light on abstract concepts. Aimed at anyone with a general interest in how our social, political, and ethical ideas are formed, as well as students of philosophy and politics,The Philosophy Book breathes new life to a subject that is often regarded as esoteric and academic.

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"[The Big Ideas Simply Explained books] are beautifully illustrated with shadow-like cartoons that break down even the most difficult concepts so they are easier to grasp. These step-by-step diagrams are an incredibly clever learning device to include, especially for visual learners." - Examiner.com

"This graphically lively presentation, which also features color reproductions, colorfully framed pull quotes, photos, and a variety of fonts, offers students an overview of the ideas and concepts generated by people who have spent their lives "wondering about the world." - School Library Journal

"In The Philosophy Book, the ideas and thoughts of more than one hundred of the most influential philosophers from the ancient world through today are presented in a succinct, yet highly readable, format. From all corners of the world and from different traditions and approaches to philosophy and the art of reasoning, the contributors to this excellent book highlight the impact of each philosopher on his society and how it affected the development of subsequent ideas. Students of philosophy or those interested in human thought will thoroughly enjoy this book. This volume is an excellent addition to a general philosophy collection." - Voice of Youth Advocate/VOYA Magazine

ISBN: 9780756668617
ISBN-10: 0756668611
Series: Big Ideas Simply Explained
Audience: General
For Ages: 17+ years old
For Grades: 12
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 17th January 2011
Publisher: DK Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 20.32  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.18

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