50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know

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Book Sales, 2009 - Philosophy - 208 pages
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In a series of 50 accessible and lucidly written essays, Ben Dupre introduces and explains the problems of knowledge, consciousness, identity, ethics, beliefs, justice, language, meaning and aesthetics that have engaged the attention of thinkers from the era of the ancient Greeks to the present day.

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An EXCELLENT book series, ALL of these books are wonderful to own and read.
This one does a good job explaining the historical roots of various philosophical ideas and explores each one lightly with
examples.. nothing brain-destroying or anything here but a good introduction.
I dont like much philosophy, I find alot of it to be pedantic and pretty much obvious and useless. But in a historical perspective it really shows the development of human thought, the basics of critical analysis and independent thinking, and even taught me a few things.
Not all of life is in the details :)

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User Review  - Julia Featherstone - Goodreads

I bought this book to loosen up my thinking and feelings for my art installations. I was not disappointed… now I'm using 02 Plato's Cave as a metaphor for the anthropocene era for my PhD proposal, Shadow of the Flesh. Thanks Ben Read full review


PROBLEMS OF KNOWLEDGE 01 The brain in a vat
Platos cave

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