A User's Guide to Philosophy

Weighty Books Lightly Packaged OR Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Categorical Imperative.

They made history and will be found in bookcases the world over – though largely unread: the classics of philosophy such as Kant’s ›Critique of Pure Reason‹ or Nietzsche’s ›Thus Spake Zarathustra‹.

Dr. Phil. Robert Zimmer has taken these seemingly impenetrable weighty texts and with a light touch rendered them readily accessible. In a whistle-stop tour he introduces the reader to the 16 central works of the history of philosophy, beginning with Plato’s ›Republic‹ and culminating in John Rawls’ ›A Theory of Justice‹.

He explains the key ideas underpinning each work, describes the circumstances in which they were created and gives us enlightening insights into the lives and thought processes of the authors, as revealed by their works. An educational journey into the realms of philosophy – both entertaining and informative!


dtv Sachbuch
240 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-34118-9
6. Auflage 2012
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