5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Useful for 'A' Level students/General Reader,
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This review is from: The Great Philosophers: The Lives and Ideas of History's Greatest Thinkers (Hardcover)
I agree with the previous reviewer about the lack of depth in this textbook. But Stephen Law is a very clear writer and his accessible and imaginative style makes the book very useful for A/S and A2 students of Philosophy and the Philosophy of Religion. It is the kind of introductory work that will hopefully inspire students at this level (and the general reader) to go on to explore the ideas of the philosophers mentioned in more detail. It can also be enjoyed for its own sake. And so - all in all - I would certainly recommend it (though the full price of the hardback edition does make it an expensive acquisition and so I would opt for a cheaper used or new copy off this website).