Philosophy In Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained In An Instant

Author: Marcus Weeks
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  • : December 2013
  • : 127mm X 127mm
  • : United Kingdom
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  • : 200 illustrations and diagrams
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  • : In Minutes
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Description

'Philosophy in Minutes' distils 200 of the most important philosophical ideas into easily digestible, bite-sized sections. The core information for every topic - including debates such as the role of philosophy in science and religion, key thinkers from Aristotle to Marx, and introductions to morality and ethics - is explained in straightforward language, using illustrations to make the concepts easy to understand and remember. Whether you are perplexed by existentialism or pondering the notion of free will, this accessible small-format book will help any reader to quickly grasp the basics of this highly nuanced subject.

Author description

Marcus Weeks has written numerous books, such as How Many Molehills in a Mountain?: Measuring What You Don't Know in Terms of What You Do and Music: A Crash Course, and contributed to many titles for Dorling Kindersley, including The Philosophy Book, the Millennium Encyclopedia, and both Science and Art in 'The Definitive Visual Guide' series.

Table of contents

Introduction. Branches of philosophy. Greek philosophy. Eastern philosophy. Christianity and philosophy. Philosophy and Islam. Renaissance, reason and revolution. Empiricism. German idealism. Existentialism. Philosophy in the United States. Modern logic. Philosophy and science in the 20th century. Twentieth century political philosophy. Applied philosophy. Glossary. Index.