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Philosophy: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like summaries of key books, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam.The ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 27th 2012 by Teach Yourself
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Ben
Sep 16, 2016 Ben rated it it was amazing
For those who are interested in diving into philosophy but not sure quite where to begin. This book provides a great short, but succinct, introduction to a number of important names and theories within the grand subject (and practice). Each chapter is certainly not exhaustive. If they were this book would be impossibly long. What it does well is explain, potentially complex, ideas in relatively simple terms and provides short reference lists to those who want to 'dig deeper' on certain ideas. ...more
Rachael Matthews
Jul 21, 2016 Rachael Matthews rated it really liked it
It's been a few years since I did philosophy and since I'm going to start studying it again I wanted to remind myself of some of the basics.
This really is a complete beginners guide, it's fairly well constructed and the writing was very clear to understand. There was some points though, particularly looking at Plato's Forms, that I felt were not entirely explained and someone who is starting philosophy for the first time may not understand the full concept of certain theories.
However, as a sta
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Hannah Gozlan
Aug 07, 2015 Hannah Gozlan rated it really liked it
This book has made me a philosophy addict. I've changed my entire life choices because I now know philosophy is what I want to do. Perfect for beginners and really teaches you a lot. Little tip... Read it slowly.
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