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Philosophy: A Beginner's Guide to the Ideas of 100 Great Thinkers

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  41 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Succinct biographies of the 100 most important philosophers, their key ideas, and most notable works

From philosophy's founding fathers, such as Thales, Socrates, andPlato, to great minds of the postmodern era, such as Sartre, Ayer, and Feyerabend, this essential guide distills the thoughts of the world's most influential minds and explains their answers to some of philosop
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Quercus (first published December 31st 2010)
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Matty Smith
It's a list of philosophers having their concepts described in two pages or less. Which is exactly what it sells itself as, so I feel bad giving this book only 3 stars. It is definitely I'll hang on to to refer to should I get in the mood to read more on a particular philosopher/theory, but I'm thinking maybe a "Philosophy for Dummies" book would've had a little more to wrap my head around.
محمد الهاشمي
Simplified, cohesive and right to the point. This is a very good starter for interested people from any other academic background. I had to wonder what were the measures for harwood's picks of the philosophers from this era.
Andrea Bartlett
good general overview of the 100 greatest philosophers. brief descriptions(1-2 pages) on each, did a good job introducing me to some 20 th. century philosophers that I was unfamiliar with. Overall, a worthwhile read.
Cassandra Kay Silva
The synopsis of philosophers was too short to actually gather anything about the nature of their work but as a quick reference to some of their more notable written works, was worth keeping around.
Denise Ramon
I think it is a great, quick reference book. It is an easy read and non-threatening to the novice philosopher.
Sep 07, 2010 Shannon marked it as to-read
Just reading bits and pieces here and there.
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