By Richard Osborne
Illustrated by Ralph Edney
Why does philosophy give some people a headache, others a real buzz, and yet others a feeling that it is subversive and dangerous? Why do a lot of people think philosophy is totally irrelevant? What is philosophy anyway?
The ABCs of philosophy – easy to understand, but never simplistic.
Beginning with basic questions posed by the ancient Greeks – What is the world made of? What is a man? What is knowledge? What is good and evil? – Philosophy For Beginners traces the development of these questions as the key to understanding how Western philosophy developed over the last 2,500 years.