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MADSEN PIRIE is President of the Adam Smith Institute and author of numerous books including Boost Your IQ and The Sherlock Holmes IQ Book. He was formerly Distinguished Visiting Professor of Philosophy and Logic at Hillsdale College, Michigan, USA. He appears regularly as an expert on CNN and BBC television.'
THe concept of the book is great.
However its a bit disappointing. Doesn't come alive. The choice of the 101 philosophers is fine but the summaries are weak and the... Read more
You will not find convoluted explanations or long-winded histories in this book; just short and concise expositions on the philosophies of some of the greatest minds in history. Read morePublished on 22 Nov. 2009 by Frederick Davies
He admits frankly in the introduction that readers will no doubt question some of his choices and omissions. Read morePublished on 7 Oct. 2009 by Andrew Ian Dodge