The Philosophy Book ... Big Ideas Simply Explained
Published on Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 10:11am
"Happy Is He Who Has Overcome His Ego."
-- Siddhartha Gautama
Contesting conventional ideas while shattering what some would call baseless traditions is in theory, what philosophy -- in all of its sociopolitical history -- has attempted to do. The Philosophy Book Big Ideas Simply Explained carves out a matchlessly based objective view on the philosophies and dynamic personalities that sculpted the movement, blazing a trail, while at the same time simultaneously bridging the philosophical divide spanning from Ancient Greece to the modern world.
Complex theoretical ideals -- and the plethora of sophistication and intricacy that often times accompany them -- can be daunting and intimidating for the beginning reader (to say the least), oftentimes losing them in an explosion of terminologies and dogmatic declarations. At the very epicenter of this explosion lies The Philosophy Book Big Ideas Simply Explained, encompassing all of the essential gizmos a reader will invariably need to drudge themselves out of their gulf of philosophical unawareness.
Unfamiliarity is often a hallmark desired characteristic of those who would like to call themselves students of philosophy. This book encapsulates, in its originally depicted graphics and imagery and basic pictorial language quite well. The level of intricacy in the book is subtle, leaving an open but scholarly uniform style of writing that one would come to expect in a landmark reference work, while still maintaining a high degree of abstract vividly colored comic-book styled pictures. Check it out at your neighborhood library.
The Philosophy Book Big Ideas Simply Explained densely packs a kaleidoscope of prominent philosophical figures, as well as their rare biographical histories, while also thoroughly outlining and explaining their philosophies, categorizing each one specifically by genre, with precision and depth, leaving the reader with an indelible pictogram of philosophical material.
The authors, though clearly expressing an interesting and personal tone, speak an obvious voice of objectivity while propagating the information. This approach buffers the oftentimes voracious unyielding ideals of stalwart philosophers. While the philosophers and their theories are often pronounced as objective and selfless by the authors of Philosophy Big Ideas Simply Explained, their genius alone speaks subjectively in their independence of thought.
The Philosophy Book Big Ideas Simply Explained is arguably a more-than-worthwhile book to add to any collection. Its vibrantly displayed art work, as well as its imaginative content, will open the door to a world of philosophy far beyond the stars.