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Table of Contents

Introduction. The Beginning of Philosophy: The Greek Miracle; The First Philosophers; The Love of Wisdom; Purpose. Hellenes & Romans: Cynics, Stoics and Sceptics; Atomists and Epicureans. Religion: Faith and Reason; The Scholastics. Knowledge: Renaissance and Enlightenment; Reason; Experience. Modern Matters: Politics; Idealism; Right and Wrong. Current Concerns: Nihilism and Existentialism; Continental Philosophy; Analysis; Mind and Matter. Postscript: The Future. Further Reading. Index. Acknowledgements.

About the Author

James Garvey has a PhD from University College London and is secretary of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, editor of The Philosophers' Magazine and the author and editor of several books, including The Ethics of Climate Change and The Twenty Greatest Philosophy Books. Jeremy Stangroom has a PhD from the London School of Economics. He co-founded The Philosophers' Magazine with Julian Baggini in 1997. He is the author and editor of numerous books, most recently Why Truth Matters and Does God Hate Women?


'An invaluable introduction to the topic ... offers clarity, insight and the occasional dash of wit' Scotland on Sunday.
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