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Nigel Warburton - A Little History of Philosophy (2nd Hand Softback)

SKU B002289

These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood.

This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it.

In forty brief chapters, Nigel Warburton guides us on a chronological tour of the major ideas in the history of philosophy. He provides interesting and often quirky stories of the lives and deaths of thought-provoking philosophers from Socrates, who chose to die by hemlock poisoning rather than live on without the freedom to think for himself, to Peter Singer, who asks the disquieting philosophical and ethical questions that haunt our own times.

Warburton not only makes philosophy accessible, he offers inspiration to think, argue, reason, and ask in the tradition of Socrates. A Little History of Philosophy presents the grand sweep of humanity's search for philosophical understanding and invites all to join in the discussion.

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Softback with French Fold Covers
  • Condition : Good (Immovable Blackwell's Sticker on back cover, otherwise Very Good)
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Young Adult Non-Fiction
  • Published : 2012 (Yale University Press)
  • ISBN : 9780300187793
  • SKU : B002289
  • PPC : SP490gm
  • RRP : £9.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"A wonderful introduction for anyone who's ever felt curious about almost anything." -Sarah Bakewell, author of How To Live.

"A brilliant overview of western philosophy written in a clear and simple way making it an easy but interesting read. Would 100% recommend it for anyone who has an interest in philosophy but does not want challenging reading or someone new to the topic. Even as someone who's studied it before its a great read and a good tool for carrying on studies." - Ebay Review.

"The author gives an approximately 10 page account of philosophers starting from Socrates to Peter Singer. He briefly speaks about their lives and their work. This book is like an introduction to the major western philosophers. It's easy for everyone to understand and interesting." - Google Review.

The Author

Nigel Warburton is a British philosopher. He is best known as a populariser of philosophy, having written a number of books in the genre, but he has also written academic works in aesthetics and applied ethics. He also is the interviewer on the Philosophy Bites podcast. He lives in Oxford, UK.

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