30-Second Philosophies: The 50 Most Thought-provoking Philosophies Each Explained in Half a Minute (Hardcover) by Law Stephen Baggini Julian Loewer Barry
I Think Therefore I Am Existentialism Dialectical Materialism? The Socratic Method and Deconstruction? Sure you know what they all mean. That is you've certainly heard of them. But do you know enough about them to join a dinner party debate or dazzle the bar with your knowledge? 30-Second Philsophies takes a revolutionary approach to getting a grip on the 50 most significant schools of philosophy. The book challenges leading thinkers to quit fretting about the meaning of meaning for a while and explain the most complex philosophical ideas - using nothing more than two pages 300 words and a metaphorical image. Here in one unique volume you have the chance to pick the potted brains of our leading philosophers and understand complex concepts such as Kant's Categorical Imperative without ending up in a darkened room with an ice pack on your head.