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Published: 21 February 2002

144 Pages | numerous halftones and line drawings


ISBN: 9780192854216

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Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Edward Craig

Very Short Introductions

  • Provides a broad overview of the field, and guides the reader through specific examples
  • Teaches the reader how to read philosophy rather than just summarizing it
  • Includes Eastern philosophy and thinkers from the Continental tradition as well as from Anglo-American philosophy
  • Emphasizes the point of doing philosophy
  • Discusses how philosophy has been used in the interests of particular groups, such as the priesthood, women, animals, and political activists