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Philosophy

The Great Thinkers

Philip Stokes

9781788285643
304 pages
Arcturus Publishing Limited
Overview

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
- Aristotle

Philosophy showcases the major philosophers of the western tradition. Written with the general reader in mind, it provides an ideal introduction to their ideas and the effect those ideas have had on the wider world. Concise and informative, the text introduces the basic concepts behind each philosopher's work, together with biographical and historical details.

Easy-to-use and a stimulating read, this book is an ideal reference for anybody interested in philosophy, and especially for those who want a clear, entertaining exposition of the ideas that shape the way we think.

Key features:
. A-Z format, covering the ideas of many of history's most influential thinkers, from Aristotle and Cicero to controversial contemporary philosophers such as Peter Singer and Jacques Derrida
. At-a-glance summaries of the major works of each philosopher featured

Author Bio

Philip Stokes graduated with a BA(Hons) in Philosophy from the University of Reading in 1993, and gained his Masters degree from Bristol University in 1995. His Masters dissertation was a critique of Quine from a Wittgensteinian perspective. After working for several years in academic publishing, Philip returned to academia proper, beginning his PhD at the University of Reading, where he was Course tutor within the Department of Continuing Education at Reading. In 2005 he took up a post at Chulalongkom University in Thailand, where he is a member of the Language Faculty.