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


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The essential guide to 2,500 years of Western philosophy.

The Story of Philosophy is the ultimate exploration of 2,500 years of Western philosophy. From the Ancient Greeks to modern thinkers, The Story of Philosophy brings a stunning and simple approach to tackle history's biggest ideas.
Professor Bryan Magee takes you from the origins of philosophy to the present day, from Plato to Popper and into the future. This essential guide is fully updated to include thoughts on our modern society, exploring science and democracy, and posing the question: where do we go from here?
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.
Previous edition ISBN 9781405353335

  • Pub date: 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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