Many of the fundamental questions of philosophy are questions that we begin to ask ourselves as young adults when we look at the world around us, at ourselves, and try to make sense of things. The practice of philosophy in the West has a long and venerable tradition, stretching back to almost six centuries before the birth of Christ. Philosophy 100 Essential Thinkers: The Ideas That Have Shaped Our World introduces one hundred of the world’s greatest philosophers and locates them within the school to which their work belongs. Concise yet refreshingly accessible, this book presents a lucid exposition of the thought of the great philosophers of the Western tradition – Plato, Aristotle, Nietzsche and Rousseau to name but a few. This brilliant “walk-through” reference guide is invaluable to both to readers seeking a clear introduction to the work of individual philosophers and to those coming to the subject for the first time.
Philip Stokes has a Masters degree in Philosophy from Bristol University. After several years in academic publishing, Stokes returned to academia proper and now teaches at Chulalongkom University in Thailand.
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