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Existentialism For BeginnersExistentialism For Beginners
David Cogswell
Existentialism For Beginners is an entertaining romp through the history of a philosophical movement that has had a broad and enduring influence on Western culture. From the middle of the Nineteenth Century through the late Twentieth Century, existentialism informed our politics and art, and still exerts its influence today. Tracing the movement’ ...
Number of pages: 192 | Publication Date: 2008-10-14 | ISBN-13: 9781934389218

Heidegger For BeginnersHeidegger For Beginners
by Eric Lemay, Jennifer A Pitts, A12
The ideas of the German philosopher Martin Heidegger have been described as an intellectual time bomb, as some of the most revolutionary thought in Western history. Despite the enormous amount of secondary scholarships available on Heidegger, it is – due to the complexity of his thought and the density of his writing – difficult for the curious ...
Number of pages: 128 | Publication Date: 2007-08-21 | ISBN-13: 9781934389133

Living the Good LifeLiving the Good Life
Steven J. Jensen
Living the Good Life presents a brief introduction to virtue and vice, self-control and weakness, misery and happiness. The book contrasts the thought of Aquinas with popular views, such as moral relativism, values clarification, utilitarianism, Kantian deontology, and situation ethics. Following the Socratic dictum "know thyself," Steven J. Jensen ...
Number of pages: 216 | Publication Date: 2013-06-19 | ISBN-13: 9780813221458

Kierkegaard For BeginnersKierkegaard For Beginners
Donald D. Palmer
The Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard was one of the most original thinkers of the 19th Century - and one of the most enigmatic men who ever walked the Earth.Philosophically, Kierkegaard was the "bridge" that led from Hegel to Existentialism.Kierkegaard abhorred Hegel's abstract, Know-it-all idealism that tried to capture reality in a few words. ...
Number of pages: 160 | Publication Date: 2007-08-21 | ISBN-13: 9781934389140

Reading Wittgenstein's Philosophical InvestigationsReading Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations
John J. Ross
Reading Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations: A Beginners Guide is written for anyone who faces the challenge of reading Philosophical Investigations. John J. Ross guides the reader slowly through each relevant section of text, explaining and elaborating key ideas, and providing the philosophical and biographical background that illuminates ...
Number of pages: 200 | Publication Date: 2009-11-02 | ISBN-13: 9780739136751

Philosophy Made Slightly Less DifficultPhilosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult
by Garrett J. DeWeese, J. P. Moreland
From time to time we all face life's big questions . . . What is real?How do we know what we know?What is right?Who or what am I?How should we view science and its claims? And as we wrestle with these issues, we may even find ourselves thinking, Perhaps what I need is a good dose of philosophy. It's a shame philosophy is so difficult. Garrett DeWee ...
Number of pages: 171 | Publication Date: 2005-11-11 | ISBN-13: 9780830827664

Harry M. Bracken
The father of modern philosophy, Descartes is still one of the most widely discussed philosophers today. Putting rationalism above all else, he sought to base all knowledge of the world on a single idea: “I think, therefore I am”. This introduction expertly summarises his thoughts on the dualism of mind and body, his “proofs” for God’s exis ...
Number of pages: 184 | Publication Date: 2010-10-01 | ISBN-13: 9781851687589

Robert Wicks
Often quoted, influential, and highly divisive, Nietzsche remains an enigma long after his death. This clear primer moves deftly through the controversy to examine the philosopher’s work in the context of his tumultuous childhood and Christian upbringing. Discussing his infamous declaration that “God is dead”, his posthumous association with N ...
Number of pages: 224 | Publication Date: 2010-09-01 | ISBN-13: 9781851687572

The Cartoon Introduction to PhilosophyThe Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy
by Michael F. Patton, Kevin Cannon
The most entertaining and engaging philosophy class you'll ever take!In The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy, Michael F. Patton and Kevin Cannon introduce us to the grand tradition of examined living. With the wisecracking Heraclitus as our guide, we travel down the winding river of philosophy, meeting influential thinkers from nearly three mille ...
Number of pages: 176 | Publication Date: 2015-04-21 | ISBN-13: 9780809033621

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