New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2000
Seller ID: 031610
The documentary comic books of the For Beginners series deal with complex and serious subjects. They attempt to untimidate and uncomplicate the great ideas and work of great thinkers. The movements and concepts dealt with are placed in their historical, political and intellectual contexts. The books are painstakingly researched, humourouly written and enlivened with classic comic-strip illustrations, photographs, paintings, etc. The range of subjects covered is truly vast and varied—Malcom X and the New Age guru Castenanda, Shakespeare and Foucault, Jewish Holocaust and Arab and Israel, Stru... View More...
New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2007
Seller ID: 031625
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 man? What is knowledge? What is good and evil? this guide traces the development of these questions as the key to understanding how Western philosophy developed over the last 2,500 years. Printed Pages: 192. View More...