Philosophy for Dummies

Author(s): Martin Cohen


Confused by metaphysics? In a muddle with aesthetics? Intimidated by Kant? Then look no further! "Philosophy For Dummies, UK Edition" is a complete crash-course in philosophical thought, covering key philosophers, philosophical history and theory and the big questions that affect us today. Tying in with standard UK curricula and including core topics such as logic, ethics and political philosophy, this impartial, expert guide cuts through the jargon to give you the facts. Whether you're a philosophy student or a complete beginner, "Philosophy For Dummies, UK Edition" will get you thinking and talking about philosophy in no time, and with maximum confidence. "Philosophy For Dummies, UK Edition" includes: Part I: What is Philosophy? - Chapter 1: What's Philosophy All About? Chapter 2: Why is it important? and Chapter 3: Becoming a philosophical thinker; Part II: The History of Philosophy - Chapter 4: Moving from Ancient History to the Present Day, Chapter 5: Looking at Eastern Philosophy, and Chapter 6: Understanding the 'Isms'; Part III: Looking at Perception - Chapter 7: Understanding Logic, Chapter 8: Understanding Knowledge, Chapter 9: Looking at Illusion and Certainty, and Chapter 10: Interpreting Language; and, Part IV: The Mind, Consciousness and Morality - Chapter 11: Does God Exist? Chapter 12: Looking at Ethics and Morality, Chapter 13: Political Philosophy, Chapter 14: Seeing How Society Works, and Chapter 15: Aesthetics and Human Values. It also includes: Part V: Philosophy and Science - Chapter 16: What the Ancients Thought About Science, Chapter 17: Meeting Some Enlightened Thinkers, Chapter 18: Scientific Truth and Scientific Fashions, and Chapter 19: Eastern Philosophy and Modern Physics; and, Part VI: The Part of Tens - Chapter 20: Ten Important Philosophical Works - and What They Said, and Chapter 21: Ten Questions to Keep You Thinking.


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Martin Cohen is a successful philosophy author who has written numerous books, including 101 Philosophical Problems and 101 Ethical Dilemmas. Martin is the Editor of The Philosopher, one of the UK's oldest philosophy journals.

Introduction. Part I: What Is Philosophy? Chapter 1: What's Philosophy All About? Chapter 2: Discovering Why Philosophy Matters. Chapter 3: Becoming a Philosophical Thinker. Part II: The History of Philosophy. Chapter 4: Looking at Ancient Philosophies. Chapter 5: Moving from the Dark Ages to the Modern Day. Chapter 6: Looking at Eastern Philosophy. Chapter 7: Understanding the 'Isms'. Part III: The Nuts and Bolts of Philosophy. Chapter 8: Seeing the Limits of Logic. Chapter 9: Understanding Knowledge. Chapter 10: Separating Fact from Fiction. Chapter 11: Interpreting Language. Part IV: Exploring the Mind, Consciousness and Morality. Chapter 12: Exploring the Strange Notion of Mind. Chapter 13: Looking at Ethics and Morality. Chapter 14: Political Philosophy. Chapter 15: Looking Out for Liberty. Chapter 16: Aesthetics and Human Values. Part V: Philosophy and Science. Chapter 17: From Ancient Science to Modern Philosophy. Chapter 18: Investigating the Science of Society. Chapter 19: Exploring Scientifi c Truth and Scientifi c Fashions. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 20: Ten Famous Philosophical Books - and What They Say. Chapter 21: Ten Philosophical Puzzles to Keep You Thinking. Index.

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  • : 9780470688205
  • : John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • : John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • : 0.782
  • : August 2010
  • : 234mm X 188mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Martin Cohen
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