Synopses & Reviews
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 basesfrom junior high to junior collegethis is an ideal resource for anyone looking to get a better grasp of the history of thought.
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.