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Young Person's Guide to Philosophy Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-11-27 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 11 user ratings
ISBN:0789430746
LANGUAGE:English

" I read this at the high school library today. I was looking at their philosophy section and found little. This book was a gem, though. " said.

" I like what another reviewer wrote: It may not be worth 5 stars, but for how much I liked it, I'm giving it 5 stars. " said.

" I saw this while shelving books at the library, and I thought it would be interesting to see how some complex philosophical systems of thought would be boiled down for the Juvenile reader. " said.

" An interesting book to read if you want to know the very basic facts about great philosophers and the different schools in philosophy they belonged to. " said.

" great little stories to read about philosophers. This came in quite handy. " said.

"A classroom/home must-have! Using illustrations and simple writing, this book perfectly summarizes the history of Western philosophy. The main players from Ancient Greece to today are given biographies in chronological order and then the different schools of thought are presented and philosophers are grouped within those. While this is presented for young people it also would serve as a great introduction and/or reference for adults. My only complaint is that it is entirely lacking in Eastern and African thought, however it clearly states right away that it is focused on Western thought so I won't take a star away." said.

"I love this book. It's probably not worth five stars itself, but for how much I like it, I'm assigning them anyway. It's a subject I find fascinating, and the breadth of coverage for young readers is excellent. The organization is great, too—it begins chronologically, with spotlights on important philosophers like Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Hypatia, Descartes, Locke, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche, De Beauvoir, and Foucault, and then expands a little more on each philosopher by grouping them into schools of thought. Why aren't there units on philosophy in elementary schools? Are there, and I just don't remember? I don't know that I'd ever heard about any of these people—beyond Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle—until after high school (except for the Pythagorean Theorem, of course, and I couldn't have told you that he was a philosopher). I think this book would be a fantastic frame for such a unit." said.

" Solid overview of the more well known philosophers.I directed myself to Google when I wanted to know more. Very basic overview. But I wasn’t really expecting any in depth analysis. Over all, very clear and easy to read. Each philosopher was split down to 2 pages and went in chronological order.The last few pages where a breakdown of different schools of thought which I found informative. Not bad, definitely for “young people”. " said.

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