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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus (30 Jan. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782066462
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782066460
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 3 x 13.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,436 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Book Description

The quickest way to learn about philosophy, from metaphysics to postmodernism.

About the Author

Marcus Weeks has written numerous books, such as How Many Molehills in a Mountain?: Measuring What You Don't Know in Terms of What You Do and Music: A Crash Course, and contributed to many titles for Dorling Kindersley, including The Philosophy Book, the Millennium Encyclopedia, and both Science and Art in 'The Definitive Visual Guide' series.


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For what it is, a mini basic guide for reference, it's a great little book. Not intended l guess as a study took as such but it includes all the obscure ideals and philosophies that you've never heard of before. Does what it says on the description so for that reason l recommend it.
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i USED THIS BASICALLY AS A QUICK REVISION TOOL TO SEE IF THERE WAS ANYTHING OBVIOUS THAT MY PREVIOUS STUDIES HAD SKIPPED OVER. EASY EXPLANATIONS AND VERY READABLE. A GOOD FIRST OVERVIEW FOR SOMEONE TRYING TO DECIDE WHETHER TO STUDY PHILOSOPHY FURTHER, OR PERHAPS TO CHOOSE A SPECIFIC AREA TO GAIN A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING.
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I bought this because I loved "Big Ideas in Brief" (highly reccomended). However, this one about philosophy did not impress me as much. It focuses very closely on western philosophy, with little regard towards anything else; 76 pages are dedicated to Greek philosophy alone, with only 6 pages given to the whole of Eastern philosophy. Christianity is given 36 pages, while Islam is given only 8.

You can probably see what I'm trying to say - the book is very biased towards Europeans. So if you're looking for a book summing up Western Philosophy, then this is great! However it does not provide much overview.

Hope that's been any help!
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Very good - my ready reference when marking student essays.
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A great little book. Clear and concise. Would heartily recommend.
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Very useful for quoting and gaining quick understanding. The best feature is that the text refers one to other pages and philosophers.
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Does what it says on the cover and will make you sound like an expert without the degree
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Very easy to refresh one's memory or look up items
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