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Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Very Short Introductions

By (author) Edward Craig
Genres: Philosophy
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
Published: 21st Feb 2002
Dimensions: w 113mm h 176mm d 9mm
Weight: 123g
ISBN-10: 0192854216
ISBN-13: 9780192854216
Barcode No: 9780192854216
Synopsis
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, Hume, Descartes, Hegel, Darwin, and Buddhist writers. It emphasizes throughout the point of doing philosophy, explains how different areas of philosophy are related, and explores the contexts in which philosophy was and is done. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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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 *