The Story of Philosophy: A Concise Introduction to the World's Greatest Thinkers and Their Ideas (Paperback)
Explore 2,500 years of Western philosophy, from the ancient Greeks to modern thinkers, with this ultimate guide’s stunning and simple approach to some of history’s biggest ideas.
This essential guide to philosophy includes thoughts on our modern society, exploring science and democracy, and posing the question: where do we go from here?
Easy-to-understand text is accompanied by works of art and artifacts from history, as the big ideas and important thinkers are introduced through time. Famous quotes are highlighted, and the sidebars discuss other ideas or key works to include extra context around the theories and people.
Celebrate the world's most revolutionary concepts and understand how these ideas continue to shape our world. Develop your own perspectives and explore relevant issues such as modern logic and religion with this wonderfully comprehensive illustrated guide.
In a world of evolving ideas, The Story of Philosophy is a fantastic resource to revisit again and again.
About the Author
Bryan Magee has been one of the most successful English-language popularizers of philosophy in the 20th century. He has taught philosophy at Oxford University and written numerous other books on the subject, including The Great Philosophers: An Introduction to Western Philosophy, Talking Philosophy: Dialogues with Fifteen Leading Philosophers, and Confessions of a Philosopher: A Personal Journey Through Western Philosophy from Plato to Popper.
"This gloriously illustrated and accessible book enables readers to embark on an adventure in philosophy.Young adults will find that the often closed doors of philosophy are now open and inviting." — School Library Journal
"Lavishly illustrated." — Library Journal