Good Introduction to Philosophy books?
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25-10-2013, 01:31 PM
RE: Good Introduction to Philosophy books?
(25-08-2013 01:30 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  This one's good. The History of Western Philosophy - Bertrand Russell

That one is good, but it's lengthy, and is more of a history (as the title suggests) than an introduction. As an introduction, I might suggest Russell's The Problems of Philosophy. Instead of running through a whole bunch of philosophers and what they thought, it describes in general what philosophy is, what problems it tries to solve, and how it goes about doing that. It is much shorter than the History, and better as an introduction, I think. It is meaty enough to make you think, but not so difficult that you need a philosophy degree to read it.
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25-10-2013, 06:25 PM (This post was last modified: 25-10-2013 06:30 PM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: Good Introduction to Philosophy books?
http://oyc.yale.edu/philosophy http://oyc.yale.edu/philosophy/phil-181
Free Yale University Intro to Philosophy, (with a bibliography).
http://www.openculture.com/2012/03/55_fr...urses.html

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