Synopses & Reviews
Millions of Americans have come to rely on the Complete Idiot's Guide series for practical, basic information on everything from preparing an income tax return to entertaining weekend guests. The witty, conversational style and the inviting, browsable format take the intimidation factor out of learning new skills. This season the popular series -- which has featured such top sellers as The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dating and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Money on Wall Street -- has been expanded to include 27 new tides. As always, each book includes:
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The only book that explains philosophy so anyone can understand it
The book that answers the question: "Why ask why?" For the first time ever, a work that unravels the most difficult concepts of thought and logic for the layperson, from the Socratic method to Descartes' "I think, therefore I am" to Kierkegaard's existentialism to Freud's "id". This unique book also addresses contemporary topics, such as pop philosophy, the validity of ancient philosophies today, how an individual can mold his or her own philosophy -- and how to use philosophical principles in everyday life.
You're no idiot, of course. You think about your home, your family, and how to get to the office on time. But when it comes to understanding what life is all about, you don't know your Plato from your Kierkegaard. Don't stop seeking the answers! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Philosophy shows you how the ideas of the world's great thinkers can help you make sense of your own reality as we head toward the twenty-first century. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get:
Includes bibliographical references (p. -254) and index.