Book SynopsisLearn everything you need to know about the world of philosophy, from the key thinkers to modern concepts in a brand new portable size. From the famous ancient Greek thinkers to the brilliant minds of today, The Little Book of Philosophy provides a brief, chronological introduction to philosophy, including topics such as moral ethics and philosophies of religion. The book is divided into four chapters that cover not only the big ideas but the philosophers who first voiced them, as well as cross-referencing with earlier and later ideas and thinkers. This small but comprehensive volume untangles knotty theories and sheds light on abstract concepts with the use of powerful and easy-to-follow images, famous quotations, and explanations that are easily understandable. The Little Book of Philosophy is perfect for anyone with a general interest in how our social, political, and ethical ideas are formed, as well as students of philosophy and politics.
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