Philosophy: Key Themes
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Philosophy: Key Themes is a beginner's guide to understanding and critiquing philosophical arguments. Each chapter introduces one of the major themes in philosophy. Baggini's approach combines explanation with summary while encouraging the reader to question the arguments and positions presented.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published 2002)
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من أهم الكتب التي عرفتني عن قرب بأهم موضوعات الفلسفة المعاصرة خصوصاً،
ومن عناوين الفهرس:
المقدمة، نظرية المعرفة، فلسفة الأخلاق ، فلسفة العقل ، فلسفة الدين، الفلسفة السياسية.
Maru Kun
Julian Baggini kicks Alain deBotton over the crossbar and out of the stadium yet again.

If you want to know what those incomprehensible Greek or German guys with wierd names were really talking about then this is a great introduction, with key philosophical topics and related debates lucidly explained. And it turns out that they were talking about some pretty important stuff such as "How should I live my life?" and "Does God exist?" (Turns out that there are no convincing arguments that he does a...more
إذا قرأت اشياء عديدة عن موضوعات الفلسفة دون أي منهج أو برنامج يساعدك على تنظيم ما قرأت، فإن هذا الكتاب يساعدك على لملمة شتات أفكارك و تنظيمها بشكل جيد، وهذا ما وقع معي شخصيا

كتاب ماتع معد خصيصا للقارئ العام المهتم بالفلسفة و الراغب في تكوين صورة شاملة عن أهم الحقول التي تتعامل معها. يتطرق فيه الفيلسوف الإنجليزي جوليان باجيني إلى خمسة موضوعات تدارسها الفلاسفة منذ العصور الهيلينية، و ما زالت محل إهتمام معظمهم إلى الأن.

المعرفة - الأخلاق - العقل - الدين - السياسة؛ هذه هي المواضيع التي عني بيها باجين...more
Baggini is concise and to-the-point and I especially like the chapter on the philosophy of mind. However, his bias against theism is palpable in the chapter on the philosophy of religion. If inductive reasoning is not applicable in the cosmological argument then it is questionable whether it can be so wholeheartedly embraced in the use of the evolutionary theory.
Very good, focused , concentrated, summarised, great intro. The religion chapter was excellent , no doubt many of the religious won't like to be challenged. See other reviews bemoaning a (faux) bias.
Kareem Ashour
كتاب مهم جدا لمن يرغب في قرائة الفلسفه و هو يعرض لخمس مواضيع مفتاحيه هما
كتاب ممتع و مختصر و مفيد جدا
Clear, lucid and thoughtful. The section on Philosophy of Religion is better than most school text books and much more to the point.
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Julian Baggini is a British philosopher and the author of several books about philosophy written for a general audience. He is the author of The Pig that Wants to be Eaten and 99 other thought experiments (2005) and is co-founder and editor of The Philosophers' Magazine. He was awarded his Ph.D. in 1996 from University College London for a thesis on the philosophy of personal identity. In addition...more
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