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A Brief Guide to Philosophical Classics free pdf 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.

About James M. Russell

James M Russell has a philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge, a post graduate qualification in critical theory. He lives in North London.

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Author : James M. Russell
Publisher : Robinson
Data Published : 05 March 2015
ISBN : 1849010013
EAN : 9781849010016
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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