Richard Osborne. Illustrated by Ralph Edney.
Why does philosophy give some people a
headache, others a real buzz, and yet others
a feeling that it is subversive and dangerous?
Why do a lot of people think philosophy is totally
irrelevant? The ABCs of philosophy – easy to
understand but never simplistic. Beginning with
basic questions posed by the ancient Greeks:
“What is the world made of?” “What is a man?”
“What is knowledge?” “What is good and evil?”
Philosophy For Beginners traces the development
of these questions as the key to understanding
how Western philosophy developed over the last
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