Have you ever laid awake at night fretting over how we can
be sure of the reality of the external world? Perhaps we are in fact
disembodied brains, floating in vats at the whim of some deranged
puppet-master? If so, you are not alone—and what’s more, you are in exalted
company. For this question and other ones like it have been the stuff of
philosophical rumination from Plato to Popper.
In a series of accessible and engagingly written essays, 50
Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know introduces and explains the
problems of knowledge, consciousness, identity, ethics, belief, justice, and
aesthetics that have engaged the attention of thinkers from the era of the
ancient Greeks to the present day. Download and start listening now!