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أقدم لك الفلسفة

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3.56  ·  Rating details ·  855 ratings  ·  99 reviews
هذا الكتاب في سلسلة "اقدم لك" يستهدف تعريف القارئ غير المتخصص بمعنى الفلسفة. لكنه جاء في الواقع. عرضا لتاريخ الفلسفة الغربية باسرها منذ نشأتها في بلاد اليونان، في القرن السادس قبل الميلاد، عندما طرح فلاسفة مالطية ما يسميه المؤلفان "بالسؤال الكبير": من اين جاء هذا العالم..؟ ومم يتألف؟ وتتعدد الاجابات.
ثم يأتي سقراط، والسوفسطائيون، ليتغير مسار الفلسفة من البحث في الكون الى مش
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Hardcover, الطبعة الاولى, 192 pages
Published 2001 by المجلس الأعلى للثقافة - القاهرة / المشروع القومي للترجمة (first published 1999)
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Thelastchoice
Jul 21, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any one interseted in philosophy
Recommended to Thelastchoice by: No one
I believe it is an excellent book for those who are interested to have quick, brief, and illustrated introduction to western philosophy. It provides direct and essential information about most of the major western philosophers such as: Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Descartes, Hume, Hegel and Kant to Nietzsche, etc. the book has a very nice graphic guide that illustrates the different thoughts and schools of those philosophers. One good advantage of the book is that it avoids wordiness, uses simple ...more
Kevin de Ataíde
This book I fear is not very objective. In any introduction to philosophy this small, the focus may be seen by the space given to certain lines of thought. The ancient Greek philosophers, with their belief in order and unity, are treated in this book as a curiosity and only certain elements of their philosophy, that help demonstrate modern philosophy, are presented. The great Aristotle, whose ideas held sway for most of the second millenium, is given very little space compared with the nineteent ...more
Pink
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Hhm. I don't get philosophy. I don't mind the early musings of the Greeks and think there are some important modern questions to be asked. Though on the whole there seems to be a lot of overthinking and concepts are either obvious or unanswerable.

If you want to read something philosophical, I say dive right in with some Aristotle, Plato, Descartes, or Nietzsche. Pick up some meditative texts, give them a try, see what you think yourself. I think that would be better than reading a quick 'Guide
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Linton Newton
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
The lack of detail in this work is the main issue it has. There is a broad display of philosophy througout history along with the main fields of thought, however there certainly is a strong focus on metaphysics over other philosophical fields. Sections such as the one on Descartes (which is one of the longer sections of the book) get the general idea of their philosophy but lack essential details which place the work in greater context such as Descartes' proof of God which completes his argument ...more
Rashid Saif
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
A very fun read. Great for beginners.
Josafat Ituarte
A nice book about philosophy, too many ideas unexplained might overwhelm a person that is actually starting, more than an introduction to philosophy it serves a a refresher of the ideas throughout time.
Maha
Nov 04, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
as with all " introducing" this was fun fast reading... i read it cause i found it as an app for iPad and i liked to try this new way of reading . you don't just read it on iPad its more interactive than that. its cool.
the book itself is not objective . the author has preferences and she makes them very clear! for example: she almost mocks all theological philosophy and pay respect only to atheists. also in one instance she said that Nietzsche is clearly sexist, that has been rejected by many hi
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Bobby
Jul 15, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Even for an intro book, I found it a bit too superficial (though I may be biased given that I was a philosophy major in college). Does a pretty good job of briefly summarizing the ancient philosophers, such as Plato, Aristotle, etc., and even some of the later ones like Descartes, Hume, and Kant. However, some philosophers just don't lend themselves to "sound bites" the length of a page or two so good luck trying to get even a cursory sense of what Husserl, Wittgenstein, or Quine believed. Not t ...more
Lizzie
Dec 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A thoroughly enjoyable introduction to philosophy, which made me think that I ought to start studying science!
sam heaton
Aug 15, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If you read anything about philosophy, please don't read this book. I've heard it said that taking just one philosophy class is worse than taking none - you know just enough to get it horribly wrong. And the author writes as if he just got out of Philosophy 101. While introductory books are usually supposed to remain somewhat objective, this book is nowhere close. Seriously, there is a critical commentary after every sentence, written and argued like a bad undergrad paper. The author makes it cl ...more
Sandy Millin
I bought this book over 10 years ago and read it then. When I moved to Poland I decided it was probably time to read it again. I've come across some of the ideas in other places in the meantime, and I think the extra 10 years of life experience help to understand some of the things that I didn't get before. As it gets towards the end though, some of the concepts are still pretty challenging to wrap your head around, and I don't really understand the Las Vegas pictures. Having said that, it's a p ...more
Owen McKinney
Skimming the Major Western Philosophers . . .

This short book received three stars, but not because it is a poor book. It is trying to cover too much with too little space. A philosopher may be covered in one potent sentence, or in 1-2 pages of text. So only the most condensed version of each of their philosophies makes it into their section of this book.

Their graphics are good, but the text "bubbles" may leave you wondering as to just what the point the writer is trying to make. To make more sen
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Johannes Duckeck
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
A crazy, fascinating rollercoaster ride through the history of Western philosophy! I imagine it would be useful as a quick reference to who said what in the history of philosophy, but it obviously doesn’t go very deep. In fact I do think that in some cases it makes rather jarring leaps in topics that it treats and it would have been useful to have different categories of headlines for these more drastic changes. As it is, almost every page has a headline, and a majority has a good flow from one ...more
Chris Orme
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
84/100 (2018 Reading Challenge)

Good for what it is, just wanted something very basic to flip through, give me a glimpse & idea whose ideas may want to pursue further. It is VERY basic. But if that’s what you are after, which was for me at the moment then good starting point. But too broad a subject matter for such an in depth subject & illustrations take up a lot. But does what it says on the tin & that’s what the review is for.
Waseem
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was an ‘ok’ book which chronologically references different philosophers and their ideas through the ages of time for a newbie to the field like me...

....But I felt it covered much vaguely and even tried to instil it’s own ideas and thoughts to a reader on how to comprehend each philosophical ideas put forward - very daring and no authority to do so in my opinion!

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Daniel
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This comprehensive guide sums up the range of conflict within Western philosophy.

One minor problem I have with this is the absence of the word "Western" in the title. Eastern traditions get no mention in this.
Lee Kofman
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a good, if understandably not engrossing, read. The use of comics-style illustrations to communicate so many complex ideas was very effective. This is a solid, and at times witty, introduction.
Kathrin Shawcross
Sep 30, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Does a poor job of conveying WHY these philosophers are important, instead rushing through dozens of of them and their ideas with little impact. Ultimately it is a confusing and unsatisfying read, despite its really simple layout/style.
Omid
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I read the English book but it wasn't in Goodreads
Tjb189215
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Introduction

I can only think of a few examples in the book where the illustrations were really needed, but this was a very good book.
Moud Barthez
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
Simple, short and easy to read.
good introduction to the realm of philosophy
Yvonne Glasgow
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this to be a great starter guide to philosophy and it renewed my interest.
Stephen Antczak
Quick overview of key thinkers and ideas in philosophy; worth using as a guide for further readings.
Alexandru
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rather short, but fun. Quite interesting when analysing modern philosophy.
Abdulaziz
Good book to get a glimpse of philosophy from. It should be renamed to “An Introduction to Western Philosophy” though.
John Bond
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very, very brief overview of a some very complex topics. All in a few words.
Becky Douglas
Introducing Philosophy is a history of philosophy really, which I suppose is the best way to introduce the subject. Realistically, it's also a history of very Western, very male philosophy. The authors note that the lack of women philosophers is a valid criticism but point out that women were excluded from philosophy for a long time and that the book is short. I don't find that entirely satisfactory, since they do discuss some modern philosophers, but they do at least acknowledge it and suggest ...more
Debbie
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Plato, seriously what on earth was he on about. Thank goodness we aren't ruled by people that can see the forms behind the table and the chair. And not just the table and the chair.

St Anselem's proof. What a chancer! And what a load of rubbish. How did he get away with that?

Every quote from a philosopher should come with a nonsense warning. For example "whenever I ask what I call myself..... I always stumble on some perception or other" seriously Hume, that make NO SENSE WHATSOEVER!

I'm with Ockh
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Tan Jing
Dec 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Insightful and content-heavy introduction to philosophy. Didn't understand it fully but I'm glad to finish reading my first philosophy book to warm up myself. Will read more philosophy books to understand. Wanna watch videos!!!!

If I study philosophy, I will never be a philosopher because there are so many things theorized such that if I really would like to theorize anything, I have to sit under an apple tree and think so deeply. Plus I don't see any point in theorizing things. I see more meani
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Odhran
Nov 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
The "Introducing" series are excellent books if you know nothing about a subject and want to get basically informed. That, in fact, is their entire reason for existence. Unfortunately, if you read one with some knowledge, you're going to see problematic parts the whole way through. An example being the treatment of Marx and Marxist philosophers, where deeper analyses of the superstructure are said to be acknowledgements that "ideas are as important as economics in determining human thought and h ...more
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