Action Philosophers!: The Lives and Thoughts of History's A-list Brain Trust Told in a Hip and Humorous Fashion, Volume 2

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Action Philosophers details the lives and thought of history's A-list brain trust, told in hip and humorous comic book fashion. Volume Two reprints issues #4-5 of the award-winning, critically-praised series, featuring Saint Thomas Aquinas, Jacques Derrida, Rene Descartes, Soren Kierkegaard, the Kabbalah's Rabbi Isaac ben-Luria, Niccolo Machiavelli, Karl Marx, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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User Review  - dono421846 - LibraryThing

Will be of particular usefulness for anyone seeking an accessible overview of the more modern philosophers (Joseph Campbell was a surprise; the treatment here of Derrida is as close as I'd ever want ... Read full review

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Some part of this book are mad genius, others fell flat for me. Also, I didn't notice until nearly the end, but this could be just as easily called Boys' Own Philosophers - there are almost no women ... Read full review


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Fred Van Lente dropped out to graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh so he could move to Brooklyn and write comic books. Fred's graphic novels include Scorpion: Poison Tomorrow, The Silencers and Tranquility. Ryan Dunlavey got a C+ in Philosophy 101 at Syracuse University. He is a freelance illustrator based in New York City. Ryan's other comics include Tommy Atomic and comic strips for Wizard, Disney Adventures and Royal Flush.

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