By Stokes, Philip
Written with the general reader in mind, this book provides an ideal introduction to philosophical ideas and the effect these had on the wider world. Provides a clear, entertaining exposition of the ideas that have shaped the way we think. A-Z format covering the ideas of history...'s most influential thinkers, from Thales of Miletus to contemporary philosophers such as Wittgenstein and Peter Singer. At-a-glance summaries of the major works of each philosopher.Read more
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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.
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