Western Philosophy

Western Philosophy

An Illustrated Guide

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
A complete study of the most important thinkers and scholars in history and their ideas combines analysis and historical background with illuminating illustrations to create an entertaining and accessible introduction to philosophical thought.

Book News
Philosophy instructors from Britain and the US briefly review the history of western thinking about the world, mind and body, knowledge, faith, ethics and aesthetics, and society. The text is not so much illustrated as decorated with a few reproductions of paintings, but mostly color photographs--culminating with one showing the bombing of Baghdad and captioned with Aquinas' justification of such action. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
This book shows that philosophy need not be dry or intimidating. Its highly original treatment, combining philosophical analysis, historical and biographical background and thought-provoking illustrations, simultaneously informs and stimulates the reader.

Baker
& Taylor

Presents the philosophical ideas of some of the most important thinkers throughout history along with a treatment of some of the key concepts of philosophy, such as freedom, conscience, knowledge, equality, and free will.

Oxford University Press
What does it mean for someone to exist? What is truth? Are we free to choose to think or act? What is consciousness? Is human cloning justifiable? These are just some of the questions philosophers have attempted to answer, striking right at the heart of what it means to be human. This important new book shows that philosophy need not be dry or intimidating. Its highly original treatment, combining philosophical analysis, historical and biographical background and thought-provoking illustrations, simultaneously informs and stimulates the reader.

Western Philosophy: An Illustrated Guide is structured thematically, in terms of major issues, with chapters on World, Mind and Body, Knowledge, Faith, Ethics and Aesthetics, and Society. Cutting across this organization by theme is a parallel organization that focuses on the great thinkers and their influence, as well as the schools or "-isms" to which they subscribed.

A highly accessible introduction to the subject, founded upon impeccable academic scholarship,Western Philosophy: An Illustrated Guide offers life-changing perspectives on what really matters.

Publisher: Oxford ; Toronto : Oxford University Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780195221435
0195221435
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Papineau, David 1947-

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