Philosophy without the boring bits â€“ the perfect antidote to the complexity of life
Big ideas sometimes come from the strangest places. This concise introduction to 76 of the most thought-provoking books ever written shows how they can help us in our everyday lives.
Russell ranges widely as he demystifies philosophy, selecting works from Plato, Descartes and Wittgenstein to Philip K. Dick and the Moomins, as well as contemporary thinkers such as Peter Singer and John Rawls.
In separate sections focusing on everything from traditional philosophy to the continental tradition, and from meditations to practical philosophy, Russell gives us both the lives and the lessons of the great thinkers in perfectly clear, readily accessible form.
A brief introduction to seventy-six of the most thought provoking books in history and how they can help us in our everyday lives. Philosophy without the boring bits.
ABrief Guide to Philosophical Classics
James M. Russell
March 5, 2015
JAMES M. RUSSELL has a philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge, a post-graduate qualification in critical theory, and has taught at the Open University in the UK. He currently works as director of a media-related business. He is the author of Brief Guides to Philosophical Classics, Spiritual Classics and Business Classics. He lives in north London with his wife, daughter and two cats.