Download EBOOK Essentials of Philosophy: The Basic Concepts of the World's Greatest Thinkers PDF for free
Autor: James Mannion|
Publisher date: 6/11/2006
Format: PDF, EPUB
File size: 7.29 MB
Description of the book "Essentials of Philosophy: The Basic Concepts of the World's Greatest Thinkers":
If you've always wanted to learn about philosophy but were too intimidated to get past the first word ending in "ism," Essentials of Philosophy provides simple explanations guaranteed to make philosophic ideas and concepts easy to understand.
This entertaining book offers a broad overview of many diverse schools of thought — from antiquity up through the present-day. In plain English, author James Mannion explains all of the great philosophies — and even provides contemporary examples to put them in perspective. Interspersed are fascinating sidebars that offer helpful hints toward understanding complex concepts and little-known facts about the lives of great PDF philosophers.
Essentials of Philosophy -delves into the minds of such fascinating philosophers as
- Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
- Augustine and Aquinas
- Spinoza and Descartes
- Voltaire and Rousseau
- Mill and Nietzsche
- Russell and Sartre
A separate section on Eastern Philosophy covers the main schools of thought in Asia and India, focusing on the intersection between philosophy and religion (Islam, Hindu, and Buddhism). Other religious philosophies — such as Christianity, Judaism, Chinese Confucianism, and Shintoism — are also defined for easy understanding.
Endlessly fascinating—and always clear and concise -— Essentials of Philosophy will be welcomed by anyone who wants to broaden his or her outlook on life PDF.