Second Philosophies: The 50 Most Thought-provoking Philosophies, Each Explained in Half a Minute. Second Philsophies takes a revolutionary approach to getting a grip on the 50 most significant schools of philosophy. Barry Loewer is Chair of the Philosophy department at. Second Philosophies book. Read 64 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. I Think Therefore I Am, Existentialism, Dialectical Materi. the second philosophy. RELATED PHILOSOPHIES see also. JAMES' PRAGMATISM page 3-SECOND BIOGRAPHY. C.E. MOORE.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Second Philosophies , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Second Philosophies. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Jul 16, Don rated it it was ok. I need the full 60 seconds. Aug 23, Doug Newdick rated it it was amazing Shelves: This has to be the single best introduction to the many different parts of philosophy that I have ever seen.
These are single page introductions to all of the major philosophical positions that are clear, concise and yet convey the core of the idea in language that is simple enough for a lay-person to understand.
If you are interested in what philosophy is about, but don't know where to start then this is the book for you. Others who have a grounding in philosophy will still find this an amusing This has to be the single best introduction to the many different parts of philosophy that I have ever seen.
Others who have a grounding in philosophy will still find this an amusing book, and will perhaps be reminded of many things they have forgotten. All this and an attractive book that is cheap too! Jul 17, Laura Guilbault rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: A lot of great philosophy in here.
I put sticky notes on about 20 of them ones that I liked the most. Very interesting point of views. Aug 22, Lindsey rated it it was ok. I agree with other reviewers here that this book is difficult to rate. As a nonfiction book, it serves its purpose of giving a very basic introduction to different philosophies.
However, as someone who has little-to-no experience with philosophy, I did not get as much out of this as I thought I would. In attempting to write surface-level descriptions of each philosophical thought, some of the texts almost failed to give any sort of solid description at all. Giving more examples in the texts woul I agree with other reviewers here that this book is difficult to rate. Giving more examples in the texts would have been helpful, although that would mean giving more of an explanation than this book sets out to do.
Overall, I think this book can be a good, broad overview of philosophy. Nov 27, Cate rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is one of a collection of second books. The book and its contents a This book is one of a collection of second books.
Various schools of thought are covered by dividing the book into seven chapters such as language and logic and religion to name but two, and this all ties together into a neat little package that is more an historical review than a guide to current thinking in this field.
I would recommend this book to those readers who are looking for something educational, fun and interesting to read, and those readers looking for an introduction to philosophy. Originally reviewed on: Hmm - this wasn't really for me. I didn't like the layout and idea of the book - but I pushed on as far as I could until I take it no more ;- Nigel Warburtons books are a far better bet to get some good information on Philosophy in my humble opinion.
It's not a bad book , I just didn't enjoy it. Sep 24, ThetraSigma rated it it was ok. At first I was thinking of going with 1 star, but for certain points made in the book later on, I'll go with 2. The book indeed includes "thought-provoking philosophies. Contradictingly, it moves from boringly simple topics to very hard ones, and explaining the latter ones poorly even so. Thus, the reader is perplexed. I really cannot imagine a mind frame that would give it a 5 star A person who have gotten into philosophy before, would find the boo At first I was thinking of going with 1 star, but for certain points made in the book later on, I'll go with 2.
A person who have gotten into philosophy before, would find the book boring and poorly explained, and people just getting into the field would find certain topics unbelievably difficult to understand. Also, there is too much of a wasted space in the book. The "art page" dedicated to every topic in the book, is senseless cropped random images.
Instead, at least they could have added a few charts that would help the reader understand the concept better on a few harder topics. Aug 17, Alexis rated it it was amazing. I was expecting this to be a pretty dry read philosophers can come up with a fair share of ridiculous and pretentious beliefs, in my opinion , but Second Philosophies wasn't dry at all! Each segment was broken down into sections that were easy to understand and I loved the writing style with its peppered humor.
The illustrations were also beautiful. This book kept me interactively engaged and thinking; my copy is riddled with annotations. It almost made me want to become a philosopher. Aqu WOW!! Aquinas is an icon and Plato is bothersome. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in philosophy and anyone who thinks they wouldn't be interested in philosophy essentially everyone. Happy philosophizing!
View 2 comments. Apr 06, Chris rated it liked it. I thought that this book gave a good overview of important philosophical topics and was easy to read. However, I felt like some of the topics were not adequately addressed, I also felt that because the topics are arranged by subject, and not time, you do not see the development of certain ideas as well.
Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone interested in a quick general overview of philosophical ideas. Aug 18, Charlotte Stevenson rated it it was ok.
To be more successful, it would definitely need to summarise more and add more examples. Download cover. Explaining the most significant ideas in philosophy in under a minute. Cogito ergo sum. Dialectical Materialism. The Socratic Method. Everybody knows what they mean. Or thinks they know what they mean. At least you have probably heard of them and like to bandy about them to impress your friends.
But do you have the back up? What happens if you get trapped in the corner by a real hottie with a masters degree in phenomenology? It will challenge a half century of great thinkers to quit fretting about the meaning for a while and explain the most significant theories of philosophical thought in half a minute, using nothing more than two pages, words and a metaphorical image.
Here in one unique volume you have the opportunity to pick the potted brains of our leading philosophers and understand complex concepts such as 'the categorical imperative' without ending up in a darkened room with an ice pack on your head.