How The World Works: Philosophy: From The Ancient Greeks To Great Thinkers Of Modern Times

February 15, 2019|
How The World Works: Philosophy: From The Ancient Greeks To Great Thinkers Of Modern Times by Anne Rooney
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''The unexamined life is not worth living.'' Plato (c.427-347BC)

This book traces strands of thought in Western philosophy, from the Ancient Greeks to the present day. An accessible, fascinating account of the major preoccupations of the world''s greatest thinkers, it explores the five branches of philosophy - metaphysics, epistemology, logic, ethics, and aesthetics. It includes biographies of significant figures, accounts of important texts, and definitions of key concepts such as scepticism, relativism, and empiricism.

Topics include:
. The nature of being and reality
. The existence of God
. Romanticism and existentialism
. Free will and predestination
. Ethics in daily life
. How we might make a good society

Beautifully illustrated throughout

Anne Rooney gained a degree and a PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge. After teaching at the universities of Cambridge and York, she became a full-time writer. She has written many books on the history and philosophy of science and other aspects of science and technology. She has been a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Newnham College, Ca...
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Title:How The World Works: Philosophy: From The Ancient Greeks To Great Thinkers Of Modern Times
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:208 pages, 8.98 X 6.42 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 8.98 X 6.42 X 0 in
Published:February 15, 2019
Publisher:ARCTURUS PUBLISHING LIMITED
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781788883528

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