An Intelligent Person's Guide to Philosophy

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Author(s): Roger Scruton
Original Publish Date: Feb 01, 1999
Product Number: EB00389636
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101174050
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

"Philosophy's the 'love of wisdom', can be approached in two ways: by doing it, or by studying how it has been done," so writes the eminent philosopher Roger Scruton. In this user-friendly book, he chooses to introduce philosophy by doing it. Taking the discipline beyond theory and "intellectualism," he presents it in an empirical, accessible, and practical light. The result is not a history of the field but a vivid, energetic, and personal account to guide the reader making his or her own venture into philosophy. Addressing a range of subjects from freedom, God, reality, and morality, to sex, music, and history, Scruton argues philosophy's relevance not just to intellectual questions, but to contemporary life.

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