Date Published: February 23, 2021
Book Author: D.K. Publishing
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Unleash the Power of Your Mind: Enter the World of Philosophy!
If you've ever wondered about the big questions - 'Who are we?' 'Why are we here?' 'What makes something right or wrong?' - then 'Simply Philosophy' by D.K. Publishing is your passport to a journey into the heart of human thought. Accessible, engaging and enlightening, this book distills the complex world of philosophy into a clear and compelling narrative. It traverses through the annals of history, visiting the minds of great philosophers from ancient times to the modern era, while shedding light on the ideas that have shaped our world. This is not just a book. It's a portal to understanding our universe, our society, and most importantly, ourselves.
History of Philosophy
Introduction to Philosophy
Knowledge and Truth: ‘Simply Philosophy’ explores epistemology, the study of knowledge. It discusses how philosophers like Descartes and Hume sought to understand what we can truly know and how we know it.
Morality and Ethics: This theme delves into moral philosophy, covering theorists like Kant and his Categorical Imperative, and utilitarian thinkers like John Stuart Mill.
Existence and Reality: Questions of metaphysics are also covered. Plato’s Theory of Forms and Berkeley’s Idealism are some of the ideas presented to explore this theme.
Political Philosophy: ‘Simply Philosophy’ touches on the theories of philosophers such as Locke, Rousseau, and Marx, examining concepts of government, power, and justice.
Existentialism and Meaning of Life: The book also delves into existentialism, discussing philosophers like Sartre and Camus, raising questions about freedom, authenticity, and the meaning of life.