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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (233 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edward Craig Narrator: Maurice West Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN:
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This lively and engaging book is the ideal introduction for anyone who has ever been puzzled by what philosophy is or what it is for. Edward Craig argues that philosophy is not an activity born from another planet; learning about it is just a matter of broadening and deepening what most of us do already. He shows that philosophy is no mere intellectual pastime: thinkers such as Plato, Buddhist writers, Descartes, Hobbes, Hume, Hegel, Mill, and de Beauvoir were responding to real needs and events, much of their work shapes our lives today and many of their concerns are still ours. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 kelli | 8/29/2013

    " This is great for what it is. Like the first-day lecture in a really great philosophy course. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicki | 5/26/2013

    " I'm now reading Durant's The Story of Philosophy, and I wish I had just skipped this and started with that one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 2/19/2013

    " This is the first I've read of this series, but I quite liked it. It was a good pithy introduction to some major themes of philosophy. Well written and a good jumping-off point for further studies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aurochz | 10/9/2012

    " Not that great of an intro, I generally don't like this introduction series as much as others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clara | 7/29/2012

    " Good primer into introduction to philosophy and the basic themes. Better for those who want somewhere to start their philosophic journey rather than for those who want "philosophy in a nutshell" so they can reel off spiel at dinner parties. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 6/4/2012

    " Very, very brief overview--as a short survey of something as broad as philosophy must be. Engaging, entertaining writing style with a wink and a nod to the absurdity of professional philosophy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucy | 5/19/2012

    " If you want a clear and concise introduction to philosophy then this is the book for you. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Victoria | 2/19/2012

    " Not the best introduction to philosophy "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sushil | 11/20/2011

    " Very short in a length but long on content. This has given me many ideas for future reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 *heartrl* | 7/21/2011

    " A quick easy to read, down to earth introduction to philosophy. Fun and well written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anisound | 7/17/2011

    " This book reads like a tour bus going through a huge city. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keeko | 7/13/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. He does a great job of presenting a lot of information in a friendly and easy-to-understand style. It's a good start and confidence booster for someone who would like to learn more, and a good overview for someone who just wants to know what philosophy has to offer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Victoria | 5/10/2011

    " Not the best introduction to philosophy "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keeko | 9/30/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book. He does a great job of presenting a lot of information in a friendly and easy-to-understand style. It's a good start and confidence booster for someone who would like to learn more, and a good overview for someone who just wants to know what philosophy has to offer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 12/1/2009

    " Very, very brief overview--as a short survey of something as broad as philosophy must be. Engaging, entertaining writing style with a wink and a nod to the absurdity of professional philosophy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucy | 11/14/2009

    " If you want a clear and concise introduction to philosophy then this is the book for you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 kelli | 12/7/2008

    " This is great for what it is. Like the first-day lecture in a really great philosophy course. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clara | 5/19/2008

    " Good primer into introduction to philosophy and the basic themes. Better for those who want somewhere to start their philosophic journey rather than for those who want "philosophy in a nutshell" so they can reel off spiel at dinner parties. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hartati | 9/15/2007

    " This book is so exciting to read, not to difficult to understand about Philosophy, from Plato's Crito, Buddha, Arjuna - Krisna, Hercules-Athina, Humer Hobbes.

    Buku kecil terbitan Harvard yang cool, kecil tapio padat isinya -jadi enggak berat bawa-bawanya.

    "

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