A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy
Blackburn introducerar skickligt några centrala filosofiska frågor och utvecklar dessutom sina argument. En av de bästa böckerna att plocka upp för den som är intresserad.
<br>"Think is by far the best introduction to philosophy that I know. Compact but hugely readable, this delightful book would be an excellent basis for an introductory course, as a text or as preliminary reading. You could also give it to family and friends, and all those annoying people who ask you what philosophers do. If Think doesn't explain it to them, nothing will!"--Huw Price, author of Time's Arrow and Archimedes Point, Professor of Natural Metaphysics at the University of Sydney<br>"Written with exemplary concision and with conviction that philosophy needn't be an ethereal subject, alienated from practical concerns."--Booklist<br>"This is a wonderfully stimulating, incisive, and--the word is not too strong--thrilling introduction to the pleasures and problems of philosophy"--The Irish Times<br>"Elegant...beautifully clear.... A valuable little book."--Descartes's Demon<br>"Blackburn has produced the one book every smart person should read to understand, and even enjoy, the key
<br>Simon Blackburn is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. Until recently he was Edna J. Koury Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, and from 1969 to 1999 a Fellow and Tutor at Pembroke College, Oxford. His books include Spreading the Word (1984), Essays in Quasi-Realism (1993), The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (1994), Ruling Passions (1998), Truth (co-edited with Keith Simmons, 1999), and the best-selling Think (1999). He edited the journal Mind from 1984 to 1990.<br>
Introduction; 1. Knowledge; 2. Mind; 3. Free Will; 4. The Self; 5. God; 6. Reasoning; 7. The World; 8. What To Do; Notes; Bibliography; Index