A Beginner's Guide to Philosophy (Hardcover)

By Dominique Janicaud, Simon Critchley (Foreword by)

Pegasus Books, 9781605980010, 114pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2008

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Paperback (2/1/2010)

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A small marvel, A Beginner's Guide to Philosophy provides an instructive and delightful introduction to philosophy. Despite its brevity, this beginner's guide covers a vast range of authors and topics. The reader will find discussions of ancient and modern philosophy, beginning with the pre-Socratic thinkers, before moving on to Plato and Aristotle. The narrative then proceeds to an elegant survey of modern philosophers: Descartes, Nietzsche, Kant, and Hegel. Dominique Janicaud finally comes to the problems that have occupied thinkers through the ages: the existence of God, the meaning of life, human nature, and the question of freedom.