What’s in it for me? Learn about the twists and turns of Western philosophy through the ages.
For anyone starting out with philosophy, it’s easy to get disheartened. Incomprehensible jargon, long-winded sentences and a jumble of abstract ideas often obscure precious insights into what it means to be human and how we should live our lives – like trying to admire a beautiful view through a dirty window. But these readims offer you a sure and simple path through that morass, taking Western thought’s most complex and vital ideas and distilling them into language that everyone can understand. Starting with ancient Greek conceptions of the universe and finishing with the rise of contemporary humanism, you will learn about all the major phases in Western philosophy’s development. More than that, these readims will show you how different philosophical schools have applied their wisdom concretely, enabling adherents to overcome their fear of death and live happier, more content and more meaningful lives. In these readims, you’ll find out how philosophy and religion are similar; why Christianity supplanted Greek philosophy; and how Friedrich Nietzsche ushered in a new age of thinking.