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The Handy Philosophy Answer Book (Handy Answer Books)


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Combining a basic history of philosophical thought with the often quirky personal stories of famous philosophers, this comprehensive introduction to the world of philosophy answers more than 1,000 questions, ranging from What was the Enlightenment? to Why did the Pythagorians avoid fava beans? Analyzing the collective effort of philosophers throughout history in the pursuit of truth and wisdom, the guide explores the tangible significance of philosophical thought to modern society and civilization as a whole. With a wide range of information suitable for various knowledge bases—from junior high to junior college—this is an ideal resource for anyone looking to get a better grasp of the history of thought.

Book News Annotation:

Zack (philosophy, U. of Oregon) answers about 1,000 questions about philosophy that explain that fundamentals of the field, different schools of thought, the lives of philosophers and their ideas, and other questions. Questions are organized by chronological periods, schools of thought, then philosophers, from ancient philosophy to the present day. They range from explaining what philosophy is and what is known about Plato and Aristotle, to Hegel and his system, to African American, feminist, and the new philosophy. Distributed by Independent Publishers Group. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Naomi Zack, PhD, is a professor of philosophy at the University of Oregon who has also taught at the University at Albany and the State University of New York. She is the author of Inclusive Feminism, Philosophy of Science and Race, Thinking About Race, and Women of Color and Philosophy. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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Zack, Naomi
Visible Ink Press
Zack, Naomi
Philosophy : General
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The Handy Answer Book Series
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