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2.0 out of 5 stars Put me off philosophy, 24 May 2012
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This review is from: Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy (Paperback)
I found this a heavier read than I'd anticipated. The first couple of chapters were quite engaging but I soon became bogged down; I'm not sure why. Perhaps I don't find philosophy nearly as interesting as I'd hoped, or perhaps the ideas came too thick and fast. The quotes from the philosophers themselves were dry and verbose, and I am not in any way tempted to read the authors for myself.

I did find the author a bit aggravating as he does present his own viewpoint a lot of the time and I was expecting, given the title, that I would be presented with an unbiased set of philosophical ideas and encouraged to think for myself. That was quite disappointing. He also seems to dwell on just a few philosophers where I was expecting something broader. I did manage to read to the end, and I did learn some new things, but all in all it was a bit heavy and I certainly won't be persuing philosophy as a subject based on this.
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