The Philosophy Book: From the Rigveda to the New Atheism, 250 Milestones in the History of Philosophy
Philosophy explores the deepest, most fundamental questions of reality. This accessible and entertaining chronology presents 250 of the most important theories, events and seminal publications in the field. Brief, engaging and beautifully illustrated entries cover a range of topics and cultures, from the Hindu Vedas and Plato's theory of forms to Pascal's Wager, existentialism, feminism and the Triple Theory of Ethics.
Presents 250 of the most important theories, events and seminal publications in the field. Brief, engaging and beautifully illustrated entires. Makes philosophy accessible, covering topics from Hindu Bedas to the Triple Theory of Ethics.
Gregory Bassham is professor of philosophy at King s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA, where he specializes in the philosophy of law, critical thinking, and the connections between pop culture and philosophy. He is also coeditor of several successful books, including "The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy" (Open Court) and "The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy" (Wiley), and the lead writer of "Critical Thinking: A Student s Introduction" (5th ed., McGraw-Hill). Bassham earned his PhD at the University of Notre Dame, and his articles and essays on philosophy are featured in numerous periodicals and books. Having taught philosophy for 25 years, he has read virtually every major work of philosophy ever written. Gregory lives in PA."