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An excellent Invitation,
This review is from: Invitation to Philosophy 2e (Invitation Series) (Paperback)
This 'Invitation' is exactly that. However, it avoids the tried and tested formula of normal 'Introduction'-type books, in that Hollis frames all the key philosophical questions around ideas and examples to which it is easy to relate. The book is accessible, although certainly not easy, and there were times at which I needed to re-read pages before I understood what was being said!
The book is a fantastic piece of work - covering the key topics necessary for an introduction, while being sure to avoid simple descriptions of the beliefs of certain figures, but instead to engage with the analysis of key philosophical theories in a (generally) unbiased way. It is thought-provoking, well-researched and, most importantly, an excellent 'Invitation to Philosophy'.