The Philosophy Book

The Philosophy Book

Publication information

  • Title: The Philosophy Book
  • Published by: DK Books (2011)
  • Category: Non-fiction, contributor
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I wrote all the chapters from Nietzsche to Žižek for DK Books’s global hit, “The Philosophy Book.” The book has gone on to sell more than 7 million copies worldwide.

For all the deep thinkers with questions about the world, this encyclopedia holds the answers you have been searching for.

What is the meaning of life? What is the Universe made of? Read what our eminent philosophers thought about the nature of reality, and the fundamental questions we ask ourselves.

To help you understand the subject and what it is about, The Philosophy Book introduces you to ancient philosophers such as Plato and Confucius. But it doesn’t stop there, read about our modern thinkers such as Chomsky and Derrida too. Short and sweet biographies of over a hundred philosophers and their profound questions.

Work your way through the different branches of philosophy such as metaphysics and ethics. Understand how philosophical questions have led to breakthroughs in maths and science. Get to grips with how the history of philosophy informs our modern lives, exploring topics such as how science can predict the future and how language shapes our thoughts and decisions.