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Philosophy: The Basics By Nigel Warburton (Open University, UK)

Philosophy: The Basics
by Nigel Warburton (Open University, UK)

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These works by Warburton introduce philosophy through history and its key writings. Without assuming any previous knowledge of philosophy, this is a clear and concise introduction to important features such as Plato's "Republic".
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Philosophy: The Basics by Nigel Warburton (Open University, UK)

Now in its fourth edition, Nigel Warburton's best-selling book gently eases the reader into the world of philosophy. Each chapter considers a key area of philosophy, explaining and exploring the basic ideas and themes.

  • What is philosophy?
  • Can you prove God exists?
  • Is there an afterlife?
  • How do we know right from wrong?
  • Should you ever break the law?
  • Is the world really the way you think it is?
  • How should we define Freedom of Speech?
  • Do you know how science works?
  • Is your mind different from your body?
  • Can you define art?

For the fourth edition, Warburton has added new sections to several chapters, revised others and brought the further reading sections up to date. If you've ever asked what is philosophy, or whether the world is really the way you think it is, then this is the book for you.

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About Nigel Warburton (Open University, UK)

Nigel Warburton is Senior Lecturer at the Open University. He is editor of Philosophy: Basics Readings, co-author of Reading Political Philosophy and author of Philosophy: The Classics, Thinking from A-Z, Freedom: An Introduction with Readings, The Art Question and Ernoe Goldfinger: The Life of An Architect.

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. God, 2. Right and wrong, 3. Politics, 4. The External World, 5. Science, 6. The Mind, 7. Art

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Philosophy: The Basics by Nigel Warburton (Open University, UK)
Nigel Warburton (Open University, UK)
The Basics
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