Philosophy for Beginners
Publication Date: August 21, 2007
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Why does philosophy give some people a headache, others a real buzz, and yet others a feeling that it is subversive and dangerous? Why do a lot of people think philosophy is totally irrelevant? What is philosophy anyway?
The ABCs of philosophy - easy to understand but never simplistic.
Beginning with basic questions posed by the ancient Greeks - What is the world made of? What is a man? What is knowledge? What is good and evil? - "Philosophy For Beginners" traces the development of these questions as the key to understanding how Western philosophy developed over the last 2,500 years.
Edney was trained as a mathematician, and has worked as a teacher, journalist and political cartoonist.