10 thoughts on “Get a Grip on Philosophy

  1. says:

    I got this as a gift from my mother, I think, and well meaning I m sure regardless and it took me years to slog my way through it because, despite my love for philosophy and my desire to get a better overview of it from ancient Greece to today, I just plain didn t like this.It is, in fact, a reasonably digestible overview of the entire history of Western philosophy in a mere 192 pages, so of course it s going to leave important bits out, and reduce everything including major concepts and people I got this as a gift from my mother, I think, and well meaning I m sure regardless and it took me years to slog my way through it because, despite my love for philosophy and my desire to get a better overview of it from ancient Greece to today, I just plain didn t like this.It is, in fact, a reasonably digestible overview of the entire history of Western philosophy in a mere 192 pages, so of course it s going to leav...


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    This is one of several introductions to philosophy I will be reading in the near future I am currently looking for ways to incorporatephilosophy into my high school English curriculum, which is why I have so many introductory philosophy books in my cue.This book is handsomely printed, and it was the binding of this book which drew me to itthan anything else While the text itself does provide an overview of philosophy, it was not really an effective overview of philosophy At times This is one of several introductions to philosophy I will be reading in the near future I am currently looking for ways to incorporatephilosophy into my high school English curriculum, which is why I have so many introductory philosophy books in my cue.This book is handsomely printed, and it was the binding of ...


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    The short, short version of the history of philosophy Mentions the highlights of some of the greatest philosophers, from pre Aristotelian thinkers to some of therecent,recognizable postmodernists Written in a conversational style that might make some of thedifficult concepts easier to novices in the field.The author also pushed the idea about philosophy not being dead but being an important part of everyone s life, despite an increasing dependence on technology and science The short, short version of the history of philosophy Mentions the highlights of some of the greatest philosophers, from pre Aristotelian thinkers to some of therecent,recognizable postmodernists Written in a conversational style that might make some of thedifficult concepts easier to novices in the field.The author also pushed the idea about philosophy not being dead but being an important part of everyone s life, despite an increasing dependence on technology and science It makes me wonder if the sole reason for writing this book was to give the author a soapbox for which he could push his manifesto A couple things bothered me about this book, however It is mentioned at the very, very end about how very few women are even mentioned as philosophers, but all of those I learned about in a Literary Theory class I took in grad school H l ne Cixous immediately comes to mind were excluded, perpetuating the female less philosopher listings that were the basis of complaint in the first place ...


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    this book is a beginners guide on understanding philosophy it gives you a basic understanding of philosophies from early man to modern day it can help you understand how philosophies are different, alike, and all connected in some way.i gave it five stars because i was so unaware of how many philosophies there are and the reasons behind them I m already a huge fan of philosophical books it is through an awareness of death that we come to appreciate the reality of our own being and we become this book is a beginners guide on understanding philosophy it gives you a basic understanding of philosophies from early man to moder...


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    Writing general reader overviews on a topic such as the history of Western philosophy is most often a thankless task Any author brave enough to take on the challenge and produce something intelligible is consequently deserving of respect That said, I would not recommend this book Turnbull suggests that there are three basic views of philosophy technocratic, Philistine, and Romantic revolutionary The author clearly favors the third In this group over, he places Socrates, Marx, Nietzsche Writing general reader overviews on a topic such as the history of Western philosophy is most often a thankless task Any author brave enough to take on the challenge and produce something intelligible is consequently deserving of respect That said, I would not recommend this book Turnbull suggests that there are three basic views of philosophy technocratic, Philistine, and Romantic revolutionary The author clearly favors the third In this group over, he places Socrates, Marx, Nietzsche, and Foucault While I am appreciate all four of these philosophers it seems like his schema is far too simplistic Plato and Aristotle meanwhile, are characterized as technocrats as are most enlightenment philosophers Turnbull should h...


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    This book reads exactly as the opening few pages describe the book, like a conversation As you read this book, you feel like you have a good friend sitting in front of you explaining the entrails of the godfather of liberal arts Philosophy.I loved this book Though I already have a general knowledge of mainly Greek, Asian and German philosophy I was very entertained by this book Full of funny little cartoons to emphasis points, this book really break down the basics of philosophy It s also This book reads exactly as the opening few pages describe the book, like a conversation As you read this book, you feel like you have a good friend sitting in front of you explaining the entrails of the godfather of liberal arts Philosophy.I loved this book Though I already have a general kn...


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    Sebenarnya, buku nonfiksi dengan ketebalan kurang dari dua ratus halaman ini bisa diselesaikan dalam waktu kurang dari dua minggu Tapi, berhubung waktu baca kepotong sama sakit dan pura pura sibuk akhirnya buku ini mesti dikembalikan ke perpustakaan Buku ini cocok untuk pemula yang ingin tahu tentang seluk beluk dunia filsafat Di sini dijelaskan secara singkat perjalanan filsafat termasuk beberapa teori dan para tokoh sentralnya meski saya nggak hapal ini Disajikan secara sant Sebenarnya, buku nonfiksi dengan ketebalan kurang dari dua ratus halaman ini bisa diselesaikan dalam waktu kurang dari dua minggu Tapi, berhubung waktu baca kepotong sama sakit dan pura pura sibuk akhirnya buku ini mesti dikembalikan ke perpustakaan Buku ini cocok untuk pemula yang ingin tahu tentang seluk beluk dunia filsafat Di sini dijelaskan secara singkat perjalanan filsafat termasuk beberapa teori dan para tokoh sentralnya ...


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    I finished reading this book in three hours in a public library in my town I had to stay inside library due to heavy rain outside This book is a light introduction philosophy book which can cater all kind of reader Paul Arden, the author is ...


  10. says:

    This book, approaching the subject of philosophy in an entertaining, unfazing manner, covers the basics of the field I would say that it is written at a middle or high school reading level.Personally, I did not enjoy this book I don t feel that...


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