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Little Book of Philosophy The

Little Book of Philosophy The

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Learn everything you need to know about the world of philosophy- from the key thinkers to modern concepts in a brand new portable size. To the complete novice learning about philosophy can be daunting - The Little Book of Philosophy changes all that. With the use of powerful and easy-to-follow images, famous quotations, and explanations that are easily understandable, this book cuts through any misunderstandings to demystify the subject. Each chapter is organised chronologically, and covers not only the big ideas, but the philosophers who first voiced them, as well as cross-referencing with earlier and later ideas and thinkers. The Little Book of Philosophy untangles knotty theories and sheds light on abstract concepts, and 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. Covers major and niche topics, from moral ethics to philosophies of religion.

The Little Book of Philosophy

The Little Book of Philosophy

Author: Rachel Poulton

Publisher: Viva Editions

ISBN: 1632280779

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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If you want to know your Socrates from your Sartre and your Confucius from your Kant, strap in for this whirlwind tour of the highlights of philosophy. Including accessible primers on: The early Ancient Greek philosophers and the ‘big three’: Socrates, Plato and Aristotle Key schools of philosophy and their impact on modern life Insights into the main questions philosophers have explored over the years: Who am I? What is the meaning of life? Do I have free will? Practical applications for the theories of Descartes, Kant, Wollstonecraft, Marx, Nietzsche and many more. This illuminating little book will introduce you to the key thinkers, themes and theories you need to know to understand how human ideas have sculpted the world we live in and the way we think today.

The Little Book Of Philosophy

The Little Book Of Philosophy

Author: Andre Comte-Sponville

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448113859

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 176

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In this remarkable little book, Andre Comte-Sponville introduces the reader to the western philosophical tradition in a series of sparkling chapters on the 'big questions'. In doing so he reveals the essential bones of philosophical thought and shows why philosophy is relevant in our day-to-day lives. In his brilliant and concise writing on morality, politics, love, death, knowledge, freedom, God, atheism, art, time, Man, and wisdom, he inspires the central question of philosophy - how should we live? - and provides the reader with signposts towards a happier, wiser life.

The Little Book of Bathroom Philosophy

The Little Book of Bathroom Philosophy

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ISBN: 1610595386

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

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Witty, wise, and eminently useful, The Little Book of Bathroom Philosophy gives the lowdown on the world's most famous philosophers, complete with brief biographies, highlights of their major teachings, and lots of quotations that are perfect for sprinkling into toasts and speeches or casually introducing into dinner-party conversation.

Little Book of Big Ideas: Philosophy

Little Book of Big Ideas: Philosophy

Author: Jeremy Stangroom

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ISBN: 1556526636

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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An introduction to philosophy covers ten major movements and provides biographical profiles of fifty of the most influential philosophical thinkers.

The Little Book of World Religions

The Little Book of World Religions

Author: Ross Dickinson

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9781787837300

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Religion flourishes around the globe in diverse forms, each uniquely fascinating and multifaceted, playing a central role in the lives of billions. From the five biggest faiths to the lesser-known creeds, this pocket guide offers an engaging introduction to world religions, exploring their history, beliefs, practices and personalities. It’s a starting point for anyone seeking deeper understanding of humanity’s spiritual side.

The Little Book of Genius

The Little Book of Genius

Author: Dr Keith Souter

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752471396

Category: History

Page: 224

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At any party, there's always one person who stands out from the crowd, because he or she talks more intelligently and tells better jokes than everyone else there. And everyone else wishes they were as knowledgeable and witty as that person. Thanks to Keith Souter's The Little Book of Genius, they can be, or at least appear to be. The first part, which is based on serious scientific foundations, explained in an accessible and light-hearted manner, explains some handy techniques for winning an argument, getting your point across, telling a joke and generally making the most of yourself. The second contains the essentials of what you need to know about literature, history, art, science, sport and other subjects, so that people will think you are cultured, intelligent and well-read. With the help of The Little Book of Genius, you can be the envy of everyone else at the party!

The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality

The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality

Author: Andre Comte-Sponville

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780143114437

Category: Religion

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The perfect antidote to the fiery rhetoric that dominates our current national debate over religion, The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality is the ideal companion to such bestsellers as The God Delusion and God Is Not Great. I n this inspiring book, bestselling author and philosopher André Comte-Sponville offers a new perspective on the question of God?s existence, acknowledging the good that has come of religion while advocating tolerance from both believers and non-believers. Through clear, concise, and often humorous prose, Comte-Sponville offers a convincing appeal for a new form of spiritual life?one that at its heart celebrates the human need to connect to one another and the universe.

The Little Book of Politics

The Little Book of Politics

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241521014

Category: Political Science

Page: 478

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This ebook is the perfect introduction to politics and political thought throughout history. From the origins of democracy to Machiavelli's cunning statecraft, and from Rousseau's "social contract" to the American Declaration of Independence, Marxist communism, the dawn of populism, and identity politics, The Little Book of Politics examines the philosophies behind the different political beliefs and methods of government used around the world over the course of human history. Includes infographics and flowcharts that explain complex concepts in a simple but exciting way, The Little Book of Politics offers you a combination of clear text and hard-working infographics in a portable format that is perfect for reading on the go.

The Little Book of World Mythology

The Little Book of World Mythology

Author: Hannah Bowstead

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9781800076617

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Step into a world of gods, heroes and monsters Throughout history, mythologies have been fundamental to societies and cultures across the world. They are the collected stories of a people – the fascinating folk tales and the epic legends that shape the history and the beliefs of whole civilizations. This pocket guide offers readers an engaging and accessible introduction to the major world mythologies, exploring their origins, foundational stories and key mythological figures. Learn how the Greeks won the ten-year Trojan war, how the Norse god Thor got his mighty hammer, and why the Aztecs made a daily human sacrifice to the sun god, Huitzilopochtli. If you’re looking to enrich and expand on your understanding of world history, religion and culture, then this book is an ideal starting point to fill your mind with stories of wisdom and wonder. Discover the captivating stories behind the following mythologies: Aboriginal, Aztec, Celtic, Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Hindu, Incan, Japanese, Māori, Mayan, Mesopotamian, Norse, Roman.

The Little Book of Alpaca Philosophy

The Little Book of Alpaca Philosophy

Author: Jennifer McCartney

Publisher: Little Animal Philosophy Books

ISBN: 0008392560

Category: Alpaca

Page: 176

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The secret to living a better, deeper, more fulfilling life. Or at least, the secret to chilling out just a tiny bit.

Roger Williams’s Little Book Of Virtues

Roger Williams’s Little Book Of Virtues

Author: Becky Garrison

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532696565

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 106

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In Roger Williams's Little Book of Virtues, religion writer Becky Garrison delves into the life of her eleventh/twelfth great-grandfather to uncover the untold story behind this forgotten pioneer of religious liberty. Employing a format reminiscent of How Proust Can Change Your Life and The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality, Garrison examines Roger Williams's work through the lens of the four classical virtues, which, as she observes, define values that have an almost universal consensus regardless of one's particular belief system. How can Roger Williams's life and ministry shed light on the role of the citizens in a global pluralized world? Garrison asks why this conversation focusing on the role of religion in public life got relegated to moralists like William J. Bennett, who crafted a fundamentalist rulebook that views these virtues through a very strict black-and-white lens. In this age of horizontal social media, what prevents people from standing up to these modern-day Goliaths and taking away their media megaphone? Here Garrison sees hope in the rise of the "nones" who, like Williams, follow their own spiritual path and create spaces that embrace women, POC, LGBT folks, and others marginalized by the institutional church.