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Banyak orang menilai bicara filsafat identik dengan pembicaraan yang rumit dan mengada-ada. Bahkan sebagian meragukan manfaat filsafat. Buku ini mencoba memaparkan perjalanan filsafat dari masa ke masa dengan menunjukkan pemikiran-pemikiran mendasar dari para filsuf yang berpengaruh pada zamannya, baik yang saling melengkapi maupun yang saling bertentangan. - Buku Filsafat ...more
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Published February 1st 2005 by Zidane Press (first published 1992)
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Jens
Oct 08, 2009 Jens rated it really liked it
A relatively short (180 page) comic book covering the history of Philosophy. I've picked up "I am a strange loop" again and they've been sort of fun in combination. I think I'd like more from this series - it declares itself to be a "writers and readers beginners documentary comic book." There are a whole lot of philosophers in the series, and some other works I might be interested in - the UN, Islam, Buddha, and of course ... the History of Clowns. For beginners. I'd like to have a beer with th ...more
G. Branden
Apr 13, 2016 G. Branden rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty darn good for what it is: a whirlwind tour of 2500 years of Western philosophical thought that makes an earnest effort to summarize the "great ideas" without dumbing them down. Its mildly irreverent tone also leavens the material, as most philosophers tend to get ponderous.

Just about everyone you've heard of is here, plus very likely lots of people you haven't. The approach is strongly historical; the author, Richard Osborne, begins at the beginning (Thales) and marches through the centur
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Colin
Jan 20, 2008 Colin rated it liked it
I admit that sometimes I'm willing to start with the elementary textbook, if I really want to learn something. The cool thing about the "...for Beginners" series is that the comic-book style never made me feel dumb, and the books within it are usually funny, too. Hey, chalk it up to the graphic-novel craze, and run out and buy a few. They have "Freud for Beginners," and "Judaism for Beginners" and "Sex for Beginners." (But you'll probably want to pick up the latter just before Books-a-Million cl ...more
Michelle Ruedin
I honestly have no idea if this was good or bad. I only grasped about 20% of the information in it, but I don't know if that was me studying a tough subject or the book. It gave me some inspiration for some other things to look into though. (If I can get someone to make a non-fiction philosophy recommendation in recs anyway. There seems to be some confusion about that.)

I was also reminded of how god-awful sexist most of the "great" philosophers were. I am not other. You piss straight off.
Yalinda Carames
La verdad es que disfrute muchísimo este libro, es toda una fuente de argumentos y conocimientos.

Como todos sabemos la filosofía tiene una historia de más de 2,500 años que viaja desde la antigua Grecia hasta nuestros días, lo interesante del tema es que las ramas y los problemas que componen la filosofía han variado y seguirán variando a través de los siglos…. Yo Solo sé que no sé nada

Yali Carames :)
John
Oct 16, 2012 John rated it really liked it
This was a very informative and easy to digest comic introducing the reader to great philosophers and their contributions to philosophy. Occasionally funny, always informative, and pretty biased (though easy to recognize), this comic provides a great foundation for how to further explore philosophers and philosophical concepts which are likely to interest you.
Kay
Jan 19, 2008 Kay rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kay by: my history teacher
Shelves: non-fiction
mmm, ok. The format (comic style) doesn't really help, and the jokes are few and far between. the explanation was a little unclear, but the overview - just the fact that it goes through all the important philosophers in history - redeems it a little. still, it's the literary equivelent of working on a couple of matrix problems.
Onaar Rolnexon
Sep 10, 2012 Onaar Rolnexon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant overview of the themes and types of philosophy as they have come and gone. A book that gives lots of further reading ideas and makes you want to get involved.
Nick A.B.
Aug 14, 2011 Nick A.B. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed it and found it very informative about all types of philosophy. I recommend to people who want to learn more about what philosophy really is.
Edy
Oct 14, 2012 Edy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Filsafat dalam bahasa Yunani berarti “Cinta akan kebijaksanaan”. Meski demikian pengertian filsafat sendiri masih simpang siur dan berbedabeda antara satu pakar dengan pakar lainnya.

Buku ini memuat sejarah perjalanan filsafat dalam kehidupan manusia, mulai dari jaman Yunani, jaman Romawi, jaman Kristianitas awal, Jaman Pencerahan, sampai dengan filsafat abad 20. Beberapa filosof yang banyak dikupas di buku ini antara lain Plato, Aristoteles, Thomas Aquinas, Descartes, Hegel, Immanuel Kant,dll. A
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Arfan
Mar 27, 2011 Arfan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Menurut saya kekuatan buku ini terletak pada niat sang pengarang, Richard Osborne, untuk benar-benar memperkenalkan filsafat terutama pada orang awam samasekali. Seluruh aspek yang bisa dikaji dari sebuah bahasan filsafat, dipaparkan dalam kerangka 5W+1H (who, what, where, when, why + how), dengan kemasan menarik dan informatif. Yang saya maksud adalah, bagaimana sebuah sejarah panjang benturan pemikiran-pemikiran kritis selama peradaban manusia disajikan dalam potongan-potongan stripping komika ...more
Rob
Jul 08, 2012 Rob rated it liked it
A comprehensive, "cartoony" history of philosophy, this book serves as an approachable introduction for beginners or a fun review for experienced readers of philosophy. Osborne includes historical contexts and many minor figures along the way.


Osborne does not always accurately portray Christian theology. For instance, he claims that Paul the Apostle "saved Christianity from dying out" by combining "it with Greek philosophy" (p. 28). But Paul and early Christianity opposed Greek philosophy; see A
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Sezgi
Oct 05, 2015 Sezgi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Felsefeyi kolaylaştıran her şeyi seviyorum. Çok güzel hazırlanmış, emek kokan bir kitap. Özellikle ortaokul-lise için felsefeyi sevdirme adına mükemmel. Çizimler ayrı bir güzellik zaten. Okunmalı :D
Drew
Jan 07, 2015 Drew rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was my first graphic novel read. I liked the style and the parts I understood were interesting and a bit funny, but by and large this wasn't as much "for beginners" as I had hoped.
Mz. Diana Gagliardi
Jul 19, 2015 Mz. Diana Gagliardi rated it liked it
Fascinating. Need to reread and get to the library...
Sena
Feb 25, 2014 Sena rated it really liked it
I don't like the duck drawings
Firza Ekadj
Nov 19, 2011 Firza Ekadj rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: komik
This book is for beginners, but I felt so hard to understand when it came many unusual words. Perhaps it will understandable if there's explanation about difficult words they were talking about. Several first pages I interested, more pages than that I doomed. Pictures aren't great but slightly helpful.

Besides than that it's uncommon for me a comic talks about philosophy and it's not so bad to start to learn.
Howard
Dec 12, 2011 Howard rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not really bad, just insufficient for the scope of the enterprise. Plato's simile of the cave is ripe for an illustrated treatment, but this tries to cover 2500 years of complex ideas and it necessarily oversimplifies everything. It's misleading for beginners and annoying for the rest of us. The art isn't so wonderful either.
Andy
Dec 01, 2008 Andy rated it liked it
Very useful, concise, rough beginner's guide (as the title would suggest). Also, you may find it useful as a refresher, like I did.
Shannon
Sep 08, 2012 Shannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
Fun supplementary book for theory/philosophy. Great for teaching undergraduates.
Gundopush
Oct 28, 2013 Gundopush rated it it was amazing
It somehow figures that I ultimately become a philosophy major.
Jennie
Feb 01, 2009 Jennie rated it liked it
I think it is safe to say I am now an intermediate-beginner.
Stina
Feb 02, 2013 Stina marked it as in-hibernation
In hibernation at page 66...
Brent
Jun 03, 2012 Brent marked it as to-read
Shelves: history
I love Beginners books.
paris
Sep 10, 2008 paris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good to brush up!
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