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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
2,500 years.

Philosophy For Beginners

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