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  • Published: 2 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241241264
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $39.99

The Story of Philosophy



The essential guide to 2,500 years of Western philosophy


Explore 2,500 years of Western philosophy, from the ancient Greeks to modern thinkers, with this ultimate guide's stunning and simple approach to some of history's biggest ideas.

This essential guide to philosophy includes thoughts on our modern society, exploring science and democracy, and posing the question: where do we go from here?

Easy-to-understand text is accompanied by works of art and artefacts from history, as the big ideas and important thinkers are introduced through time. Famous quotes are highlighted, and side bars discuss other ideas or key works to include extra context around the theories and people.

Celebrate the world's most revolutionary concepts and understand how these ideas continue to shape our world. Develop your own perspectives and explore relevant issues such as modern logic and religion with this wonderfully comprehensive illustrated guide.

In a world of evolving ideas, The Story of Philosophy is a fantastic resource to revisit again and again.

  • Published: 2 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241241264
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $39.99

About the author

Bryan Magee

Bryan Magee has had a many-sided career. In the 1960s and 70s he worked in broadcasting, as a current affairs reporter on ITV and a critic of the arts on BBC Radio 3. At one time he taught philosophy at Oxford, where he was a tutor at Balliol College. His best remembered television programmes are two long series about philosophy: for the first he was awarded the Silver Medal of the Royal Television Society, while the book he based on the second was a bestseller. From 1974 to 1983 he was Member of Parliament for Leyton, first as Labour, then as a Social Democrat. He is now a full-time author and has written over twenty books, including Clouds of Glory, a memoir about his childhood in Hoxton. He has also written several books on the history of philosophy. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages.

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