Deep Thought

42 Fantastic Quotes That Define Philosophy

Gary Cox author

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Published: 20th Aug '20

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An entertaining and illuminating journey through the history of thought using some of philosophy’s most important quotes

Gary Cox guides us through 42 of the most misunderstood, misquoted, provocative and significant quotes in the history of philosophy providing a witty and compelling commentary along the way. This entertaining and illuminating collection of quotes doesn’t merely list who said what and when, it explores who each philosopher is and what he or she really meant when they said what they said. Viewing each quote as a philosophical thesis in itself, Cox probes the writings of everyone from Douglas Adams to A.J. Ayer and Thomas Aquinas to Karl Marx. This is a philosophical journey through history, culture and writing to bring us to a deeper understanding of why we think the way we do. As Douglas Adams points out, if there is no final answer to the question, 'What is the meaning of life?', '42' is as good or bad an answer as any other. Here Cox shows that 42 quotes might be even better!

This entertaining and intelligent book of quotations is an excellent introduction to a vast and complex history of thought in the Western world that will leave you wiser for having read it. -- Charlie Pullen * The Bookbag *

ISBN: 9781350066588

Dimensions: unknown

Weight: 232g

208 pages