50 Philosophy Classics: Thinking, Being, Acting, Seeing: Profound Insights and Powerful Thinking from Fifty Key Books

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Nicholas Brealey Publishing, Mar 14, 2013 - Philosophy - 288 pages
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A stunning survey of the "king of disciplines," 50 Philosophy Classics seeks to enlighten and explain, rather than merely instruct. Tom Butler-Bowdon has compiled a remarkable group of thinkers and their seminal works to serve as a lively entry point to the field of philosophy. Analyses of ancient and modern philosophers show how philosophy helped shape the events human history.
 

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Contents

Introduction
Hannah Arendt The Human Condition 1958
Niccol˛ Machiavelli The Prince 1513
Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics 4th century BC 3 A J Ayer Language Truth and Logic 1936
Henri Bergson Creative Evolution 1907
Noam Chomsky Understanding Power 2002
Sam Harris Free Will 2012
G W F Hegel Phenomenology of Spirit 1807
Plato The Republic 4th century BC 39 Karl Popper The Logic of Scientific Discovery 1934
John Rawls A Theory of Justice 1971
Bertrand Russell The Conquest of Happiness 1930
S°ren Kierkegaard Fear and Trembling 1843
John Locke Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Peter Singer The Life You Can Save 2009
Baruch Spinoza Ethics 1677
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Michel de Montaigne Essays 1580
Iris Murdoch The Sovereignty of Good 1970
Understanding 1748
William James Pragmatism 1907
Daniel Kahneman Thinking Fast and Slow 2011
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Tom Butler-Bowdon is an expert on the “literature of possibility”, covering self-help,motivation, spirituality,prosperity, psychology and philosophy. USA Today described him as “a true scholar of this type of literature”. His first book, 50 SELF-HELP CLASSICS, won the Benjamin Franklin Award and was a Foreword magazine Book of the Year. The 50 CLASSICS series has sold over 300,000 copies and has been published in 23 languages.

A graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Sydney,
he lives in Oxford, UK, and Australia.

Visit his website at www.butler-bowdon.com

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