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100 Philosophers: A Guide to the Worlds Greatest Thinkers Peter J. King

100 Philosophers: A Guide to the Worlds Greatest Thinkers

Peter J. King

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ISBN : 9780785830221
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192 pages
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Here, presented for non-specialist readers, is an easy-to-understand survey of ideas put forth by 100 important philosophers, from the pre-Socratics of ancient Greece to the analytic philosophers of the present day.Each thinker is summarized in aMoreHere, presented for non-specialist readers, is an easy-to-understand survey of ideas put forth by 100 important philosophers, from the pre-Socratics of ancient Greece to the analytic philosophers of the present day.Each thinker is summarized in a single illustrated page, or in many instances, in a two-page spread. Each entry includes the philosophers birth and death dates, titles of major works, major influences, a capsule biographical sketch, and a brief summary of his or her most important ideas.In addition to philosophers in our own Western tradition, readers will find Chinese sages, including Confucius and Lao-tzu, the Indian Buddhist philosopher Ngrjuna, and thinkers representing other cultures.The text is enhanced with more than 150 illustrations and a glossary of philosophical terms.