By Nigel Warburton
Philosophy starts off with questions about the character of fact and the way we must always stay. those have been the worries of Socrates, who spent his days within the historical Athenian market asking awkward questions, disconcerting the folk he met by means of exhibiting them how little they really understood. This attractive e-book introduces the nice thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their such a lot compelling rules in regards to the global and the way most sensible to stay in it.
In 40 short chapters, Nigel Warburton courses us on a chronological travel of the foremost rules within the heritage of philosophy. He presents fascinating and infrequently quirky tales of the lives and deaths of thought-provoking philosophers from Socrates, who selected to die through hemlock poisoning instead of survive with out the liberty to imagine for himself, to Peter Singer, who asks the disquieting philosophical and moral questions that hang-out our personal times.
Warburton not just makes philosophy available, he deals notion to imagine, argue, cause, and ask within the culture of Socrates. A Little heritage of Philosophy provides the grand sweep of humanity’s look for philosophical figuring out and invitations all to hitch within the dialogue.
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