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A Brief Guide to Philosophical Classics: From Plato to Winnie the Pooh (Paperback)

By Russell, James M.

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Big ideas sometimes come from the strangest places. In this wide ranging introduction, James M Russell takes the fear out of philosophy and selects seventy-six works - from Plato, Descartes and Wittgenstein to Philip K Dick and the Moomins as well as contemporary thinkers such as... Peter Singer and John Rawls. Dividing into accessible sections - history, contemplation, happiness, and -isms, Russell gives us the lives as well as the lessons of the great thinkers, including a digest of their key ideas. A perfect antidote to the complex life. The topics and books covered include: Traditional Philosophy: The Republic, Plato; The Confessions, St Augustine; The Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes; On Liberty, John Stuart Mill; Philisophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein; Critique of Pure Reason, Immanuel Kant. Outsiders: Fear and Trembling, Soren Kierkegaard; Beyond Good and Evil, Frederick Nietzsche; The Outsider, Albert Camus; Doors of Perception, Aldous Huxley. Contemplation as Philosophy: The Prophet, Kahil Gibran; Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach; Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig; The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff. The Continental Tradition: The Prison Notebooks, Antonio Gramsci; The History of Sexuality, Michel Foucault; Symbolic Exchange and Death, Jean Baudrillard. How to Live Your Life: The Art of War, Sun Tzu; Maxims, La Rouchefoucauld; Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Carl Jung; On Sexuality, Sigmund Freud; On Becoming a Person, Carl Rogers. Political and Personal Issues: Das Kapital, Karl Marx; Being and Nothingness, Jean Paul Sartre; Gaia, James Lovelock. Modern Philosophy: A Theory of Justice, John Rawls; Darwin's Dangerous Idea, Daniel Dennett; After the Terror, Ted Honderich.
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ISBN 9781849010016
Released NZ 25 Mar 2015
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Format Paperback
Series Brief Histories
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ISBN-13 9781849010016
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Robinson
Released 25 Mar 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Russell, James M.
Series Brief Histories
Category Philosophy
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 100
Weight 214g
Interest Age 0-0 years
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NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text General/trade

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