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A Short Introduction to Philosophy

by Robert G. Olson

  • 355 Want to read
  • 29 Currently reading

Published by Dover Publications .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy,
  • History & Surveys - General,
  • Philosophy / General,
  • Introductions,
  • General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages160
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7639001M
    ISBN 100486428621
    ISBN 109780486428628
    OCLC/WorldCa52208374

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The author’s humorous, ‘tongue-in-cheek’, point is that a very short introduction to philosophy cannot be written. It is not possible to provide a very short introduction given the cumulative nature and thus vast corpus that is philosophy.

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Be forewarned, reading this book may open up a philosophical rabbit hole that you may never get out by: Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction introduces important themes in ethics, knowledge, and the self, via A Short Introduction to Philosophy book from Plato, Hume, Descartes, Hegel, Darwin, and Buddhist writers.

To some extent we are all philosophers. Nearly all of us have. In the introduction to the book, Nagel writes, “There isn’t much you can assume or take for granted.

So philosophy is a somewhat dizzying activity, and few of its results go unchallenged for long.” He’s not pretending philosophy is going to tell you what it all means. Hegel is still considered one of the great synthesizers of human knowledge and values; his Encyclopedia (first published in ) is a short synthesis of the whole of human life, includ- ing logic, science, and psychology as well as philosophy, art, religion, metaphysics, and ethics.

[The Very Short Introduction to Philosophy] shows that philosophy really can be fascinating, broad-minded and full of surprise. As a means of stimulating interest in the subject it has few rivals/5(). Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects -- from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History.

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What Does It All Mean?: A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy. In this cogent and accessible introduction to philosophy, the distinguished author of Mortal Questions and The View From Nowhere sets forth the central problems of philosophical inquiry for the beginning student.4/5(8).

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As a means of stimulating interest in the subject it has few rivals. (Julian Baggini, The Philosopher's Magazine)/5(91).

The Big Questions: A Short Introduction to Philosophy Robert C. Solomon, Kathleen M. Higgins Solomon and Higgins's engaging text covers philosophy's central ideas in an accessible, approachable manner.

A very interesting introduction to the philosophy of mind. I recommend pairing it with a beginner's level book from a materialist perspective such as Dennett's Consciousness Explained, or The Mind's I (edited by douglas hofstadter).

For a book purporting to be an introduction to the subject, Philosophy of Mind is more partisan than one might /5. Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction introduces some of the key ideas of the founders of analytic philosophy—Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, G. Moore, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Susan Stebbing around the turn of the 20th century—by exploring certain fundamental philosophical questions and showing how those ideas can be used in offering answers.

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Curious about the major works and figures in the study of the nature of reality and existence? From Plato to Foucault, we break down the main ideas in philosophical thought. Our study guides are available online and in book form at This Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the main themes of contemporary philosophy of science.

Beginning with a short history of science to set the scene, Samir Okasha goes on to investigate the nature of scientific reasoning, scientific explanation, revolutions in science, and theories such as realism and anti-realism.