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Think : a compelling introduction to philosophy
Blackburn, Simon
Adult Nonfiction B72 .B57 1999

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Blackburn (philosophy, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) has written this book "for people who want to think about the big themesÄknowledge, reason, truth, mind, freedom, destiny, identity, God, goodness, justice"Äbut, more importantly, to think about them philosophically. His method is to introduce what other philosophersÄprimarily Plato, Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Leibniz, Hume, and KantÄhave had to say about these themes. To make the arguments more understandable to the lay reader, he presents the problem and then makes extensive use of analogies to ordinary situations, thus making the philosophical point more perspicuous. To read this book is to sit down with an engaging, highly learned conversationalist; readers new to the subject could very well be captivated. Highly recommended for academic and public library collections.ÄLeon H. Brody, U.S. Office of Personnel Mgt. Lib., Washington, DC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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