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Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy Here at last is a coherent, unintimidating introduction to the challenging and fascinating landscape of Western philosophy Written expressly for anyone who believes there are big questions out there, but does not know how toapproach them, Think provides a sound framework for exploring the most basic themes of philosophy, and for understanding how major philosophers have tackled the questions that have pressed themselves most forcefully on human consciousnessSimon Blackburn, author of the best selling Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, begins by making a convincing case for the relevance of philosophy and goes on to give the reader a sense of how the great historical figures such as Plato, Hume, Kant, Descartes, and others have approached its central themes In a lively and accessible style, Blackburnapproaches the nature of human reflection and how we think, or can think, about knowledge, fate, ethics, identity, God, reason, and truth Each chapter explains a major issue, and gives the reader a self contained guide through the problems that the philosophers have studied Because the text approaches these issues from the gound up, the untrained reader will emerge from its pages able to explore other philosophies with greater pleasure and understanding and be able to think philosophically for him or herselfPhilosophy is often dismissed as a purely academic discipline with no relation to the real world non philosophers are compelled to inhabit Think dispels this myth and offers a springboard for all those who want to learn how the basic techniques of thinking shape our virtually every aspect of our existence

  • Kindle
  • 320 pages
  • Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy
  • Simon Blackburn
  • English
  • 14 March 2019
  • 0192854259

About the Author: Simon Blackburn

Simon Blackburn is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge Until recently he was Edna J Koury Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, and from 1969 to 1999 a Fellow and Tutor at Pembroke College, Oxford His books include Spreading the Word 1984 , Essays in Quasi Realism 1993 , The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy 1994 , Ruling Passions 1998 , Truth co edited with Keith Simmons, 1999 , and the best selling Think 1999 He edited the journal Mind from 1984 to 1990



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