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Get a Grip on Philosophy Kindle Ô a Grip on PDF/EPUB


Get a Grip on Philosophy ❰PDF❯ ❤ Get a Grip on Philosophy Author Neil Turnbull – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk A series of entertaining, informative science guides for non scientists Pocket size design Illustrated with cartoons throughout A series Grip on Kindle Õ of entertaining, informative science guides for non scientists Pocket size design Illustrated with cartoons throughout.


10 thoughts on “Get a Grip on Philosophy

  1. Keith Keith says:

    I got this as a gift from my mother, I think, and well meaning I m sure regardless and it took me years to slog my way through it because, despite my love for philosophy and my desire to get a better overview of it from ancient Greece to today, I just plain didn t like this.It is, in fact, a reasonably digestible overview of the entire history of Western philosophy in a mere 192 pages, so of course it s going to leave important bits out, and reduce everything including major concepts and people I got this as a gift from my mother, I think, and well meaning I m sure regardless and it took me years to slog my way through it because, despite my love for philosophy and my desire to get a better overview of it from ancient Greece to today, I just plain didn t like this.It is, in fact, a reasonably digestible overview of the entire history of Western philosophy in a mere 192 pages, so of course it s going to leave important bits out, and reduce everything including major concepts and people to at most a couple or three pages of touchstones, definitions, context, and maybe occasional bio, in an entirely superficial manner That s the only way to cover what amounts to 15 years per page And it does that, so it s a fairly acceptable starting point, especially for people who like brevity or clip art, or who are easily distracted.Nevertheless, as others note, the author spends great swaths of his precious ink on thinly veiled axe grinding polemic In the end, he appears to consider everything from Socrates on to have been a giant diversion and mostly a waste of time, if not an outright catastrophe It s one thing to come to that conclusion though I maintain that he s wrong it s another thing to spend 120 pages relentlessly and pejoratively foreshadowing it.But I gotta give him credit for facing down a monumental task and completing it somewhat successfully, so two stars instead of one


  2. James Badger James Badger says:

    This is one of several introductions to philosophy I will be reading in the near future I am currently looking for ways to incorporatephilosophy into my high school English curriculum, which is why I have so many introductory philosophy books in my cue.This book is handsomely printed, and it was the binding of this book which drew me to itthan anything else While the text itself does provide an overview of philosophy, it was not really an effective overview of philosophy At times This is one of several introductions to philosophy I will be reading in the near future I am currently looking for ways to incorporatephilosophy into my high school English curriculum, which is why I have so many introductory philosophy books in my cue.This book is handsomely printed, and it was the binding of this book which drew me to itthan anything else While the text itself does provide an overview of philosophy, it was not really an effective overview of philosophy At times the illustrations distracted from the stated goal of the book At times the book itself wandered far from its philosophical aims Finally, there was a tendency to get a little cute with the explanations of major philosophical movements It really makes me wonder who the intended audience of this book is


  3. Anna Anna says:

    This is a great intro book for someone who has never thought about philosophy ever, or even knows what the umbrella term philosophy covers overall While I do realize it s an introduction to abstract concepts the author rarely points to resources that can expand upon learning a mode of philosophy It is somewhat outdated at this point but it is useful in some aspects regarding specific philosopher introductions


  4. Samuel Brown Samuel Brown says:

    I loved the introduction to philosophy and found it laid out in a way that was easy to read The illustrations were delightful and the info was informative I got this as a gift from my wonderful boyfriend and am very glad about it I ll surely be reading it over again as there s a lot of information I know I didn t fully retain.


  5. Paula Paula says:

    The short, short version of the history of philosophy Mentions the highlights of some of the greatest philosophers, from pre Aristotelian thinkers to some of therecent,recognizable postmodernists Written in a conversational style that might make some of thedifficult concepts easier to novices in the field.The author also pushed the idea about philosophy not being dead but being an important part of everyone s life, despite an increasing dependence on technology and science The short, short version of the history of philosophy Mentions the highlights of some of the greatest philosophers, from pre Aristotelian thinkers to some of therecent,recognizable postmodernists Written in a conversational style that might make some of thedifficult concepts easier to novices in the field.The author also pushed the idea about philosophy not being dead but being an important part of everyone s life, despite an increasing dependence on technology and science It makes me wonder if the sole reason for writing this book was to give the author a soapbox for which he could push his manifesto A couple things bothered me about this book, however It is mentioned at the very, very end about how very few women are even mentioned as philosophers, but all of those I learned about in a Literary Theory class I took in grad school H l ne Cixous immediately comes to mind were excluded, perpetuating the female less philosopher listings that were the basis of complaint in the first place Also, the writing style, for me, did not actually make the book all that muchaccessible, and the layout of the book was interesting but ended up being too distracting for me No need for a text to circle, bold, underline, etc concepts for me, and having columns on every single page to highlight additional information often confused me because I wasn t sure if I should read the columns or the pages first It also was clear when the author did not approve of a particular philosopher or philosophy, and I wonder if this is an appropriate way to discuss philosophy s development to a novice in this field.A good beginner s book on philosophy and a helpful refresher for those who are a few years beyond learning about the big philosophers, but definitely not a book to be used to accompany a larger,informed philosophy text


  6. Justin Hermiz Justin Hermiz says:

    this book is a beginners guide on understanding philosophy it gives you a basic understanding of philosophies from early man to modern day it can help you understand how philosophies are different, alike, and all connected in some way.i gave it five stars because i was so unaware of how many philosophies there are and the reasons behind them I m already a huge fan of philosophical books it is through an awareness of death that we come to appreciate the reality of our own being and we become this book is a beginners guide on understanding philosophy it gives you a basic understanding of philosophies from early man to modern day it can help you understand how philosophies are different, alike, and all connected in some way.i gave it five stars because i was so unaware of how many philosophies there are and the reasons behind them I m already a huge fan of philosophical books it is through an awareness of death that we come to appreciate the reality of our own being and we become aware that being reveals itself through our own authentic actions Turnbull 169 this quote from the book is an explanation of how if we are aware of death we areaware of life and how we learnday by day one of the many philosophical ideas expressed in the book.the exigency in this book, i believe, is to educate people that there arephilosophies than just the ones we all know its through this book that you can have some exposure to the unknown, and learn about yourself, and the world around you.i would recommend this book to someone who is questioning life, and the way they think feel or act i would also recommend this to people who wish to be philosophy majors


  7. Richard Richard says:

    Writing general reader overviews on a topic such as the history of Western philosophy is most often a thankless task Any author brave enough to take on the challenge and produce something intelligible is consequently deserving of respect That said, I would not recommend this book Turnbull suggests that there are three basic views of philosophy technocratic, Philistine, and Romantic revolutionary The author clearly favors the third In this group over, he places Socrates, Marx, Nietzsche Writing general reader overviews on a topic such as the history of Western philosophy is most often a thankless task Any author brave enough to take on the challenge and produce something intelligible is consequently deserving of respect That said, I would not recommend this book Turnbull suggests that there are three basic views of philosophy technocratic, Philistine, and Romantic revolutionary The author clearly favors the third In this group over, he places Socrates, Marx, Nietzsche, and Foucault While I am appreciate all four of these philosophers it seems like his schema is far too simplistic Plato and Aristotle meanwhile, are characterized as technocrats as are most enlightenment philosophers Turnbull should have organized this history in a different way Perhaps sticking with a simpler chronological narrative Finally, while it is a small matter, Turnbull writes that Marx s labor theory of value holds that all value derives from the worker This is not true Marx also held that nature itself is a source of value A minor fudge but it makes me wonder what other nuances have been eliminated from Turnbull s treatment


  8. an an says:

    buku ini memenani rhe selama 2 minggu habis kecelakaan sampe g bisa jalan kerjaan cuma nangkring di kamar doang ma ni buku.kenapa suka karena selama ini filsafat terkesan berat dan identik ma orang tua ubanan tapi ni buku dibawain dengan ringan, full color ma gambar.seru banget, klo biasa na anak muda cie sok ngaku muda bosen baca gituan yg full teks maksud na , buku ini bisa jd pilihan yg g bosenin.tokoh filsuf fovorit rhe dalem buku ini adl Desiderius Erasmus jadi pengen pake nama i buku ini memenani rhe selama 2 minggu habis kecelakaan sampe g bisa jalan kerjaan cuma nangkring di kamar doang ma ni buku.kenapa suka karena selama ini filsafat terkesan berat dan identik ma orang tua ubanan tapi ni buku dibawain dengan ringan, full color ma gambar.seru banget, klo biasa na anak muda cie sok ngaku muda bosen baca gituan yg full teks maksud na , buku ini bisa jd pilihan yg g bosenin.tokoh filsuf fovorit rhe dalem buku ini adl Desiderius Erasmus jadi pengen pake nama ini buat anak rhe nanti waduh apaan nih, nikah aja belon, mimpi punya anak pokok na yg belon baca, wajib daca dito yg kata na hobbr ma filsafat ni buku menarik lho,,, walo g mendalam spt bacaanmutetep aja rhe bilang bagus hehehehe


  9. Julie Julie says:

    This book reads exactly as the opening few pages describe the book, like a conversation As you read this book, you feel like you have a good friend sitting in front of you explaining the entrails of the godfather of liberal arts Philosophy.I loved this book Though I already have a general knowledge of mainly Greek, Asian and German philosophy I was very entertained by this book Full of funny little cartoons to emphasis points, this book really break down the basics of philosophy It s also This book reads exactly as the opening few pages describe the book, like a conversation As you read this book, you feel like you have a good friend sitting in front of you explaining the entrails of the godfather of liberal arts Philosophy.I loved this book Though I already have a general knowledge of mainly Greek, Asian and German philosophy I was very entertained by this book Full of funny little cartoons to emphasis points, this book really break down the basics of philosophy It s also very reader friendly as in the reader won t come across advanced vocabulary that isn t defined in a vocabulary square on the far sides of the pages


  10. Yuni Ananindra Yuni Ananindra says:

    Sebenarnya, buku nonfiksi dengan ketebalan kurang dari dua ratus halaman ini bisa diselesaikan dalam waktu kurang dari dua minggu Tapi, berhubung waktu baca kepotong sama sakit dan pura pura sibuk akhirnya buku ini mesti dikembalikan ke perpustakaan Buku ini cocok untuk pemula yang ingin tahu tentang seluk beluk dunia filsafat Di sini dijelaskan secara singkat perjalanan filsafat termasuk beberapa teori dan para tokoh sentralnya meski saya nggak hapal ini


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