30-Second Philosophies: The 50 most thought-provoking philosophies, each explained in half a minute (30-Second)
I Think Therefore I Am, Existentialism, Dialectical Materialism? The Socratic Method and Deconstruction? Sure, you know what they all mean. That is, you've certainly heard of them. But do you know enough about them to join a dinner party debate or dazzle the bar with your knowledge?
30-Second Philosophies takes a revolutionary approach to getting a grip on the 50 most sig...more
The book and its contents a ...more
Wenn auch nicht ganz so böse wie Bruces' Philosophers Song aus The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus; All the Words, so ist in diesen kurzen Abschnitten über die wichtigsten Philosophien der Weltgeschichte doch auch immer ein Schuss Humor dabei, was die oft sehr abstrakten Themen auflockert. Doch selbst das hätte es kaum gebraucht - so kurz und knapp, wie die Thesen Heideggers, Kants, Poppers, Nietzsches, Platos, Descartes oder Russells h ...more
Niettemin is het een aardig boek, zeker voor wie al eerder kennis heeft gemaakt met de behandelde ideeën ...more
That said, it is unavoidable in this type of book, that there were certain topics that were very interesting and others a bit boring. I felt myself slogging through certain parts while others kept my attention.
Still, it does cover many of the most "important" concepts of philosophy and many subj ...more
The book is divided into seven chapters, covering various schools of thoughts and branches of philosophy such as language and logic, science and epistemology, mind and metaphysics, religion, and ethical and political society.
It's definitely a good reference for thos ...more
Nu doar ca selecteaza foarte atent teoriile pe care le propune, dar da si un bun exemplu de gandire critica si, mai ales, ajunge cu trecerea in revista la filosofiile recente incluzand nume ca Putnam, Goodman, Gettier, Chalmers sau Fodor, nume pe care nu le intalneam in alte carti de introducere in filosofie si pe care nu cred ca astazi ar mai fi c ...more
On the other hand, the text was very compact, it would have been nicer if it was told different and/or a little more extended.
After all: it's a good book for starting with filosofie; to get introduced to the basic.
It is also good for a refresher on the basics of the particular topic that each book covers, and 30 Second Philosophies is no exception.
I do question however, using a full page for their illustrations that sometimes aren't helpful. But it is hardly a reason not to like this book!
Nigel Warburtons books are a far better bet to get some good information on Philosophy in my humble opinion.
It's not a bad book , I just didn't enjoy it.
I read this concurrently with 30-Second Psychology, so I have to ask, how on earth can we even start basic philosophy unless undergirded first by robust psychology?
C'est vrai que c'est une initiation plus qu'une explication, mais cela permet de se remettre à la philo, sans se casser la tête ! :)