Category: Introductions to philosophy (general)

One Hundred Philosophers.

Title: One Hundred Philosophers. Author/s: King, Peter, J. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Barron’s Educational Series (2004). Format: Paperback (192 pages). ISBN: ISBN-10: 9780764127915, ISBN-13: 978-0764127915 Area and topic: History of philosophy and ideas. Intended audience/ reading level: General/accessible. Purchasing and information: 1) amazon.com 2) fishpond.co.nz Unique and/or salient feature/s: ‘One Hundred Philosophers’ is a  very […]

Introduction to Philosophical Problems.

Title: Introduction to Philosophical Problems. Author/s: Margolis, Joseph. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Continuum (2006). Format: Paperback (288 pages). ISBN: ISBN-10: 0826490638, ISBN-13: 978-0826490636. Area and topic: Core branches/ sub-disciplines of philosophy. Key/important philosophical issues/topics/problems. Intended audience/ reading level: General/ medium to advanced. Purchasing and information: 1) amazon.com 2) fishpond.co.nz. Unique and/or salient feature/s: ‘Introduction to […]

The Death of God and the Meaning of Life.

Title: The Death of God and the Meaning of Life. Author/s: Young, Julian. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Routledge: Taylor & Francis, Inc (2003). Format: Paperback (248 pages). ISBN: ISBN-13: 9780415307901, ISBN: 0415307902. Area and topic: History of philosophy and ideas. Popular philosophy. Philosophy and daily life/culture/experience. Philosophy of  religion. Intended audience/ reading level: General/intermediate. Purchasing […]

The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series.

Title: The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture (series). Editor/s: William, Irwin J. and Wisnewski, Jeremy. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Blackwell. Format: Paper back. (Between 220 -350 pages). Area and topic: Popular philosophy. Key/important philosophical issues/topics/problems Intended audience/ reading level: General reader/accessible. Purchasing and information: 1) www.andphilosophy.com 2) amazon.com,  3) fishpond.co.nz Unique and/or salient feature/s: ‘The […]

An Illustrated Brief History of Western Philosophy.

Title: An Illustrated Brief History of Western Philosophy. Author/s: Kenny, Antony. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Wiley-Blackwell (2006). Format: Paperback (400 pages). ISBN: ISBN-10: 1405141794, ISBN-13: 978-1405141796. Area and topic: History of philosophy and ideas. Intended audience/ reading level: General/accessible Purchasing and information: 1) amazon.com, 2) fishpond.co.nz. Unique and/or salient feature/s: ‘An Illustrated Brief History of […]

A Short History of Philosophy.

Title: A Short History of Philosophy. Author/s: Higgens, Kathleen. Solomon, Robert, C. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Oxford University Press (1996). Format: Paperback (329 pages). ISBN: ISBN-10: 0195101960, ISBN-13: 978-0195101966 Area and topic: History of philosophy and ideas. Intended audience/ reading level: General/ accessible to medium. Purchasing and information: 1) amazon.com. 2) fishpond.co.nz Unique and/or salient […]

50 Philosophy Ideas (You Really Need to Know).

Title: 50 Philosophy Ideas (You Really Need to Know). Author/s: Dupre, Ben. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Quercus (2009). Format: Hardcover (208 pages). ISBN: ISBN-10: 1847240062, ISBN-13: 978-1847240064. Area and topic: Popular philosophy. Key/important philosophical issues/topics/problems. Philosophical skills and methodology. Intended audience/ reading level: General/accessible. Purchasing and information: 1) amazon.com Unique and/or salient feature/s: ‘50 Philosophy […]

30-Second Philosophies.

Title: 30-Second Philosophies. Author/s: Law, Stephen. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Blake, John Publishing, Limited (2009). Format: Hardcover (160 pages). ISBN: 13: 9781435109575, ISBN: 1435109570 Area and topic: History of philosophy and ideas. Key/important philosophical issues/topcis/problems. Intended audience/ reading level: General/accessible. Purchasing and information: 1) amazon.com 2) fishpond.co.nz Unique and/or salient feature/s: ‘30 Second Philosophies’ is […]