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How to Think Like a Philosopher

Extent: 224 pages

Size: 198x129mm

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Price: £12.99

ISBN: 9781789292503

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

How to Think Like a Philosopher aims to introduce you to some of the great themes of philosophical thought and the ideas of the individuals who have molded them. It draws on the thoughts and words of iconic philosophers from the ancient world right through to the present day – from Socrates and Epicurus to Voltaire, Jeremy Bentham and Peter Singer. Each chapter deals with a specific philosophical conceit, explored by looking at the words of both its advocates and opponents.

From free will and determinism to Machiavellianism and dialectics, this fascinating book gives the reader a broad and thorough understanding of philosophical thinking and the theories and iconic names and characters that many of us may have come across in our everyday lives but may not know of in any detail.

About the Author

Daniel Smith is a non-fiction author and editor who has written across a range of subjects, including politics, economics and social history. He is the author of The Little Book of Big Ideas: 150 Concepts and Breakthroughs that Transformed History and the 'How to Think Like …' series for Michael O'Mara Books, which has been published in 20 languages and sold over 450,000 copies worldwide. He is also a long-time contributor to The Statesman's Yearbook, the geo-political guide to the world that celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013. He lives in London with his wife and two children.