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A simple introduction to the ancient art of Philosophy,
This review is from: Philosophy (All That Matters) (Paperback)
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As a starting point to thinking about Philosophy this is a nice little book (only about 140 pages) for a novice to begin with. Nothing is too deep, nor too obscure, most of the main topics are introduced and many of the main protagonists are mentioned.
The language is accessible and non-technical, yet concise, and the progression through the eleven main sections gently leads us into the thinking modes more appropriate to Philosophy. Someone well versed in the art will think the book elementary, but most of the rest of us should find it useful.
At the end is a '100 Ideas' appendix provided as a basis for further thought; it is perhaps a more accessible way to continue exploring the subject than the usual dry list of references.
I found the layout and presentation awkward, and the silly flappy cover kept getting in the way of reading (some glue fixed it), but the content is good and worth persevering for.