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A brief comment about the edition itself:
· the same clear and faultless format as previously in the series
· the Introduction provides all the "whys" necessary: authors and philosophical strands chosen...
· the Glossary is complete, but succinct
· the Credits supply the vital publishing details of each book featured
· the selection of the 50 More Philosophy Classics is a work in solid brevity!
I love that the pith of the selected work forms the first page of each philosopher's chapter, followed by Tom's "In a nutshell" summary. Helpfully one is provided with works "In a similar vein" so that ones interest may be easily fed elsewhere. From that point Tom provides the direct in-road to the result of his copious research. Interest is kept with expert dissection and his extraordinary grasp of (seemingly!) any subject matter. But more than this Tom comments on how other historical philosophers may have viewed the author in hand so ones comprehension is even more enhanced. I followed his suggestion to read it cover-to-cover, but I personally gained by reading the author's details first (rather than last) within each chapter. It takes an evolved consciousness to insightfully comment upon and condense the biggest thinkers, and in Tom B-B you have that. Enjoy it you will.
And though it may require a bit more concentration than say the Prosperity Classics, it is still a must read and takes you into the minds of many philosophers you would not often come accross.
For instance this gem by Marshall McLuhan, written in in 1967...
''Electrical information devices for universal, tyrannical womb-to-tomb surveillance are causing a very serious dilemma between our claim to privacy and the community's need to know. The older, traditional ideas of private, isolated thoughts and actions ... are very seriously threatened by new methods of instantaneous electric information retrieval.''
Yes I did say 1967!
The first thing I saw this morning on my MSN homepage was the levels of dissatisfaction and unhappiness from constant use of Facebook. Maybe our 'Global Village' needs more time spent reading the 50 Classics series.. just a thought!
As with all of Tom's 50 classics books, it is clear to see momentum building and really picking up speed in this new millennium. What I mean by that is - for centuries a few old ideas remain constant and although they endure until the present, they are increasingly complemented by new ideas and a better understanding of the subject and this shines through the multitude of latter day books. For those that seek knowledge there has never been a better time to be alive and all of Tom's 50 classics titles point the way to many of the best books ever written. There is no better place to start your search for knowledge of Self-Help, Personal Development, Spirituality, Psychology Prosperity, and Philosophy than Tom Butler-Bowdon's 50 classic series.
Tony Brassington - Mind and Achievement.
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Golden nuggets of wisdom from some of the finest minds in a well written concise format. Very good.Published 11 months ago by Reflex
And excellent introduction to the foundational figures of modern philosophy.Published 18 months ago by Md Lachlan
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This is a great book for busy people on the move with short to the point chapters from 50 classics in the field of philosophy spanning two millennia including Hume, Plato & Russell... Read morePublished on 28 May 2013 by Michael Karma
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