Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy. Simon Blackburn
ISBN: 0192100246,9780192100245 | 146 pages | 4 Mb
Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy Simon Blackburn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Naturally, the philosopher resorted to quoting from Hume. Think that makes sense — and here's why”. Think: a compelling introduction to philosophy/Simon Blackburn 312 pgs. € These are not the hidden preserve of specialists. Title: Think : a compelling introduction to philosophy; Author: Blackburn, Simon, 1944-; Publisher: Oxford University Press,; Pub date: 1999. Blackburn, Simon (2001) Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy (Oxford Paperbacks). "Think is by far the best introduction to philosophy that I know. Professor Simon Blackburn, in his book Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy, included a section on miracles in chapter five, which is the chapter on God. Rather, the department of philosophy had convinced the core curriculum committee that the interests of the students would be better served by this kind of “introduction to logical thinking” course than by a (traditional?) introductory survey course. This book is for people who want to think about the big themes: knowledge, reason, truth, mind, freedom, destiny, identity, God, goodness and justice. Philosophy is very intriguing for undergrads, but I reckon they're not ready for the full on thing (I suspect most of us, including me, are never ready for it). She will need some logic to identify the problem, and for her “here's why” to be compelling; but she will need philosophy to know that making sense of nonsense matters. Warburton, Nigel (2004) Philosophy: The Basics (Routledge). Compact but hugely readable, this delightful book would be an excellent basis for an introductory course, as a text or as preliminary reading.