The Everything Guide to Understanding Philosophy by Kenneth Shouler

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Complex ideas explained in everyday language!

Is there life after death? Are euthanasia, suicide, or stem cell research ethical acts? Does the use of performance enhancers in sports constitute cheating?

These are the types of philosophical questions people face today. Philosophy is not a dead set of doctrines--it's a living body of knowledge that you can use to guide behavior and problem solving. In a lively, easy-to-follow approach, The Everything Guide to Understanding Philosophy introduces you to the major thinkers and the problems they've pondered over the last 2,600 years.

In plain English, author Kenneth Shouler, Ph.D. explains all of the great philosophies--and provides contemporary examples to put them in perspective. He delves into the minds of such philosophers as: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle Augustine and Aquinas Spinoza and Descartes Locke and Hume Mill and Nietzsche Russell and Sartre If you're ready to broaden your outlook on life, this is the book for you. Endlessly fascinating--and always clear and concise--it's the perfect introduction for budding philosophers!


About Kenneth Shouler

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Kenneth Shouler earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the City University of New York. He has taught philosophy since 1981 and is currently an associate professor at St. John's University in Jamaica, New York. After being a senior editor at Total Sports Publishing from 1996-2002, he founded Wordsworth Writing and Editing. He has written dozens of newspapers and magazines articles since 1986 and is the author of several books.
Published June 1, 2008 by Adams Media. 322 pages
Genres: Law & Philosophy, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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