The Philosophy Book


Title: The Philosophy Book

Author: DK Publishing

Summary: Ever wanted to know more about philosophy (the rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct)? Seriously…we know some of you out there do. We’ve heard you ask about it! This book is a great place to start. A subject like this can seem overwhelming, but this excellent book by the great people at DK (you might remember them from the Eyewitness book series in the Children’s library) lays out 2500 years-worth of thought in an fun-to-read fashion. See?

Over 100 thinkers are featured, with their core ideas presented in an amazingly eye-catching design. Illustrations and quotes are featured throughout and make even the most complicated philosophical theories easy to figure out. This book is also pretty well-balanced: Western and Eastern thinkers, Classical and Modern philosophers and male and female voices. Of course, they don’t all agree: There is no right answer, only which ones make the most sense to you. Give it a try…we bet you’ll be surprised at how much fun this book is!

Who will like this book?: Anyone interested in getting a general idea about philosophers. Know-it-alls. If you are planning on heading to college soon, this book is worth a look.

If you like this, try this: The Book of Dead Philosophers by Simon Critchley. Books from the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series like Harry Potter and Philosophy, Batman and Philosophy and even Twilight and Philosophy.

Recommended by: Nicole, Teen Librarian