List of 13 Popular and Best Selling Books on Philosophy

  List of 13 Popular and Best Selling Books on Philosophy

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Title: The Stone Reader

A timeless volume to be read and treasured in your library, The Stone Reader provides an unparalleled overview of contemporary philosophy.
Author(s): Peter Catapano;Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy Simon Critchley;Simon Critchley
ISBN 13: 9781631490712
Pages: 768
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Title: Philosophy

These and the lucid writing, with multiple examples and illuminating analogies, will engage readers and provoke them into thought before they know it.... This most attractive volume makes its discipline irresistible.
Author(s): David Papineau
ISBN 13: 9780195368857
Pages: 224
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Title: The Wisdom of Insecurity

Suggests that the best way to achieve security in life is to let go of the anxiety associated with the past and future, understand and accept the limits of technology and science, and to focus on the present moment.
Author(s): Alan Watts
ISBN 13: 9780307741202
Pages: 152
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Title: Philosophy For Dummies

In this refreshing different guide, author Tom Morris not only explains philosophical fundamentals, but show you how philosophy can help you find more meaning in life, understand religious belief, and look at the world in a whole new light.
Author(s): Tom Morris
ISBN 13: 9780764551536
Pages: 384
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Title: The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy

"An illustrated introduction to the major subjects of Western philosophy, guided by Heraclitus"--
Author(s): Michael F. Patton;Kevin Cannon
ISBN 13: 9780809033621
Pages: 176
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Title: Philosophy 101: From Plato and Socrates to Ethics and Metaphysics, an Essential Primer on the History of Thought (Adams 101)

Discover the world's greatest thinkers and their groundbreaking notions! Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy theories, principles, and figures of philosophy into tedious discourse that even Plato would reject. Philosophy 101 cuts out the boring details and exhausting philosophical methodology, and instead, gives you a lesson in philosophy that keeps you engaged as you explore the fascinating history of human thought and inquisition. From Aristotle and Heidegger to free will and metaphysics, Philosophy 101 is packed with hundreds of entertaining philosophical tidbits, illustrations, and thought puzzles that you won't be able to find anywhere else. So whether you're looking to unravel the mysteries of existentialism, or just want to find out what made Voltaire tick, Philosophy 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.
Author(s): Paul Kleinman
ISBN 13: 9781440567674
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Title: Philosophy: The Classics

Now in its fourth edition, Philosophy: The Classics is a brisk and invigorating tour through the great books of western philosophy. In his exemplary clear style, Nigel Warburton introduces and assesses thirty-two philosophical classics from Plato’s Republic to Rawls’ A Theory of Justice. The fourth edition includes new material on: Montaigne Essays Thomas Paine Rights of Man R.G. Collingwood The Principles of Art Karl Popper The Open Society and Its Enemies Thomas Kuhn The Structure of Scientific Revolutions With a glossary and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, this is an ideal starting point for anyone interested in philosophy.
Author(s): Nigel Warburton
ISBN 13: 9780415534666
Pages: 320
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Title: Philosophy: 100 Essential Thinkers

Philosophy: 100 Essential Thinkers: The Ideas That Have Shaped Our World is an A-to-Z format covering the ideas of history's most influential thinkers, from Thales of Miletus to contemporary philosophers such as Wittgenstein and Peter ...
Author(s): Philip Stokes
ISBN 13: 9781848588424
Pages: 382
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Title: The Problems of Philosophy

Bertrand Russel's The Problems of Philosophy is a classic text that both analyzes and explains the best ways to approach philosophical discussion. First published in 1912, the book is a must read because it does not simply look at one set philosophy, but rather all thinking styles, ranging from the early days of Aristotle and Plato up through David Hume and John Locke. In this way, the text lays out many thought provoking questions, and, focusing on the birth of knowledge, brings many questions to light that are applicable to all people regardless of background or age.
Author(s): Bertrand Russell
ISBN 13: 9781514341018
Pages: 152
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Title: This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

"A welcome change from the sloganeering, political mudslinging and products of spin doctors."―The Philadelphia Inquirer Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty Americans―from the famous to the unknown―completing the thought that the book's title begins. Each piece compels readers to rethink not only how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs but also the extent to which they share them with others. Featuring many renowned contributors―including Isabel Allende, Colin Powell, Gloria Steinem, William F. Buckley Jr., Penn Jillette, Bill Gates, and John Updike―the collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer; a part-time hospital clerk in Rehoboth, Massachusetts; a woman who sells yellow pages advertising in Fort Worth, Texas; and a man who serves on Rhode Island's parole board. The result is a stirring and provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of people whose beliefs―and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them―reveal the American spirit at its best.
Author(s): Jay Allison;Dan Gediman
ISBN 13: 9780805086584
Pages: 320
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Title: A Short History of Nearly Everything

One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.

In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.

From the Hardcover edition.

Author(s): Bill Bryson
ISBN 13: 9780767908184
Pages: 560
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Title: The Philosophy Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

To the complete novice, learning about philosophy can be a cause for dread. The Philosophy Book uses innovative graphics and creative typography to help demystify hard-to-grasp concepts for those new to philosophy, cutting through the haze of misunderstanding, untangling knotty theories, and shedding light on abstract concepts. Aimed at anyone with a general interest in how our social, political, and ethical ideas are formed, as well as students of philosophy and politics, The Philosophy Book breathes new life to a subject that is often regarded as esoteric and academic.
Author(s): Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
ISBN 13: 9780756668617
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Title: The Five Great Philosophies of Life

William De Witt Hyde was an American college president, born at Winchendon, Mass. He graduated from Harvard University in 1879 and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1882. Ordained to the Congregational ministry in 1883, he was a pastor at Newark, N. J., in 1883-85, and thereafter was president of Bowdoin College, also holding the chair of mental and moral philosophy.
Author(s): William De Witt Hyde
ISBN 13: 9781530406876
Pages: 132
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