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  • Paperback: 688 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; New Ed edition (27 Aug. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198752431
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198752431
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 3.8 x 15.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 199,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A.C. Grayling is Professor of Philosophy and Master of the New College of the Humanities, London. He believes that philosophy should take an active, useful role in society. He has written and edited many books, both scholarly and for a general readership, and has been a regular contributor to The Times, Financial Times, Observer, Independent on Sunday, Economist, Literary Review, New Statesman and Prospect, and is a frequent and popular contributor to radio and television programmes, including Newsnight, Today, In Our Time, Start the Week and CNN news. He is a former Fellow of the World Economic Forum at Davos, a Vice President of the British Humanist Association, an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society, Patron of the UK Armed Forces Humanist association, Patron of Dignity in Dying, a former Booker Prize Judge, a Fellow of the Royal Literary Society, a member of the human rights group IHEU represented at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva; and much more.

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indispensable to students anxious to please the philosophy examiners (THES)

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A. C. Grayling is Lecturer in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, London, and Senior Research Fellow at St Anne's College, Oxford. He is the author of the Past Masters volume on Wittgenstein (OUP, 1988).

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 31 Oct. 2000
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Those of us currently studying philosophy will know what a nightmare a reading list can often be. I for one have often ploughed through many a book without actually understanding a word of what I have read. Perusing the relevant topic in this book is generally enough to give me a good grounding to go on and tackle the rest of the reading matter. Not only that but it never oversimplifies, treading the fine line between ease of understanding, and real usefulness.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Paul of London on 17 Aug. 2009
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This book is brilliant for Philosophy students (BA or MA level).

It gives a no-nonsense intro to all the main topics which is brief as possible yet covers all the issues and subtleties you need to know about.

Whatever philosophy topic you're studying, read the relevant chapter in here first, then go to your reading list - it will make so much more sense.

This must have been a very difficult book to write and edit - so much to say in so compressed a form. It's a credit to the authors that it is SO good.

Smashing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By RR Waller TOP 500 REVIEWER on 22 Sept. 2011
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I have always found AC Grayling an interesting lecturer and writer whose lecturing style varies little from his writing; it is succinct, to the point and informative whose dependent and subordinate clauses rarely forget to what they are subordinate, unlike some writers and speakers.

He knows his subject well, obviously enjoys it and writes in ways which convey both these essential elements in a writer. As the name suggests, it is a guide, not an idiot's guide but ideal for mugging up subjects, philosophers or schools quickly and an ideal companion for more intensive reading.

I look forward to Volume 2 but, in view of the publication date and all that has been written since (most of which I have) and in the light of his new venture,setting up a liberal arts university, I will not hold my breath.

For anyone who needs another guide, I recommend the following:

RUSSELL, Bertrand, "A History of Western Philosophy", Routledge Classic, 1945 (latest edition 2004)
AYER, AJ, "Philosophy in the Twentieth Century", Counterpoint/Unwin Paperbacks, 1982 (latest edition 1992.
STOKES, Philip, "100 Essential Thinkers", Arcturus Publishing (2003)

The latter is a very quick guide to the philosophers - one page per philosopher - but it is still worth the time and investment if a very general introduction is what is required.
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