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Publisher's Summary

Who am I? What is justice? What does it mean to live a good life? Many of the fundamental questions of philosophy are questions that we begin to ask ourselves as young adults when we look at the world around us, at ourselves, and try to make sense of things.
This engaging and accessible book invites the listener to explore the questions and arguments of philosophy through the work of 100 of the greatest thinkers within the Western intellectual tradition - covering philosophical, scientific, political, and religious thought over a period of 2500 years.
Philosophy will serve as an excellent guide for those interested in knowing about individual thinkers - such as Plato, Aristotle, Rousseau, and Nietzsche, to name just a few - and the questions and observations that inspired them to write. By presenting individual thinkers, details of their lives, and the concerns and circumstances that motivated them, this audiobook makes philosophy come to life as a relevant and meaningful approach to thinking about the contemporary world.
A lucid and engaging book full of thought-provoking quotations, as well as clear explanations and definitions, Philosophy is sure to encourage students and laymen alike to investigate further.
©2012 Arcturus Publishing Limited (P)2015 Arcturus Digital Limited
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By Mike S. on 05-29-17

Unpretentious, honest, with a big picture

I love seeing how philosophy is proved by her deeds. That's what this book does in a substantially condensed format. It's like an index of ideas, told with many character sketches, in layman's terms, for the average reader. The chronology of philosophy is interesting by its own right, but the author does a great job of relating philosopher's ideas with other philosophic development. No perceived bias in this overview of philosophy.

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By Donald P. Jane on 11-13-17

An Excellent Overview

For some reason Audible only has a single star for each of the three categories. For this book I would have given it 4 stars for Overall, 4 stars for Performance, and 4 stars for story. I enjoyed this book very much. It maintained a good level of interest from me from beginning to end. I feel it has done an excellent job of touching on so many philosophical views in a single volume.

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By Charles McIntosh on 02-22-17

Pure Quality

Superb. Remarkable but responsibly concise original effort - Designed to enable non metaphysic students understand the origins and connections of Western Philosophy

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By Gareth on 04-16-17

good overview

some thought provoking insights. a little uneven in its dealings with some of the 100, but this is enevitable given the task of provide a brief but insightful look at such a wide range of philosophers. definitely sparked an interest i. finding out more about some of these intriguing figures

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