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I think, therefore I am : all the philosophy you need to know / Lesley Levene.

By: Levene, Lesley [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Michael O'Mara, 2013Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781782430247 (pbk.); 1782430245 (pbk.).Subject(s): Philosophy | PhilosophersDDC classification: 100
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Philosophers certainly like to make life sound awfully complicated, whether they're wondering if a falling tree still makes a sound if there's nobody around to hear it (Berkeley) or declaring that everything in the universe is in a state of flux (Heraclitus). But is philosophy really so complicated? And is it really as irrelevant as it sometimes seems? I Think, Therefore I Am is the ideal way to take the fear out of philosophy. Written in an accessible and highly entertaining style, this book explains how and why philosophy began, and how, from Greek democracy to Communism, the ways in which we live, learn, argue, vote and even spend our money have their origins in philosophical thought. Covering the biggest names, including Socrates, Seneca, St Augustine, Descartes, Marx and Nietzsche, I Think Therefore I Am provides a handle for all the main -isms and -ologies.

Originally published: 2010.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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An informative and concise guide to the great philosophical theories and debates of the past two and a half millenia. Explains who the philosophers were, what on earth they were on about, and how their thinking has influenced the modern world. Written for the layman, assuming no prior knowledge. The ideal gift for beginners as well as those more familiar with the subject. Excerpted from I Think Therefore I Am: All the Philosophy You Need to Know by Lesley Levene All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.