Philosophy For Dummies: UK Edition, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0470664622
  • ISBN-13: 9780470664629
  • DDC: 100
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 50 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Confused by metaphysics? In a muddle with aesthetics? Intimidated by Kant? Then look no further! Philosophy For Dummies, UK Edition is a complete crash-course in philosophical thought, covering key philosophers, philosophical history and theory and the big questions that affect us today. Tying in with standard UK curricula and including core topics such as logic, ethics and political philosophy, this impartial, expert guide cuts through the jargon to give you the facts. Whether you're a philosophy student or a complete beginner, Philosophy For Dummies, UK Edition will get you thinking and talking about philosophy in no time, and with maximum confidence.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Author's Acknowledgments.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: What Is Philosophy?.
2: What's Philosophy All About?.
3: Discovering Why Philosophy Matters.
4: Becoming a Philosophical Thinker.
5: The History of Philosophy.
6: Looking at Ancient Philosophies.
7: Moving from the Dark Ages to the Modern Day.
8: Looking at Eastern Philosophy.
9: Understanding the ‘Isms’.
10: The Nuts and Bolts of Philosophy.
11: Seeing the Limits of Logic.
12: Understanding Knowledge.
13: Separating Fact from Fiction.
14: Interpreting Language.
15: Exploring the Mind, Consciousness and Morality.
16: Exploring the Strange Notion of Mind.
17: Looking at Ethics and Morality.
18: Political Philosophy.
19: Looking out for Liberty.
20: Aesthetics and Human Values.
21: Philosophy and Science.
22: From Ancient Science to Modern Philosophy.
23: Investigating the Science of Society.
24: Exploring Scientific Truth and Scientific Fashions.
The Part of Tens.
25: Ten Famous Philosophical Books – and What They Say.
26: Ten Philosophical Puzzles to Keep You Thinking.