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Painless exercise for the mind?,
This review is from: Philosophy For Dummies (UK Edition) (Paperback)
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This is another success in the 'Dummies' range of books. The structure and layout helps guide the reader through the various philosophical schools and debates gently and clearly, without inducing a headache. Chapters don't over-reach themselves, and the use of 'jargon-buster' and 'closer look' inserts within these help present the 'nuts & bolts' of the particular theory/school/approach neatly and digestibly. In addition there's a good comprehensive index, if you're unable to find what you're looking for in the fairly detailed chapter breakdown at the start.
Although attractively presented, and well-packed with information, this volume sits surprisingly lightly in the hand, and can easily be toted around. Happily, this 2011 revision has also corrected the historical and other mistakes my fellow-reviewers previously identified. Well recommended for anyone who wants to exercise their mind, and avoid an accompanying headache.