Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom Philosophy's Most Important Quotations and Their Meanings

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Synopsis

Words of Wisdom brings together 360 of Philosophy's most famous quotations, explaining their meaning and telling the stories behind them.

Western philosophy may be said to have begun in ancient Greece, where, inscribed in his temple at Delphi, the words of the god Apollo commanded those who sought wisdom to first 'know thyself'. With the author's usual humour and clarity of style, the whole 2,500 year history of philosophy is laid bare. Each quote is set in the context of its cultural background, author biography and general outlook; trends are highlighted, links established, and influences traced, all in a way that is entertaining, thought-provoking, and even fun.

Words of Wisdom is the perfect book for those who always wanted to ask what philosophy was about, but were afraid they might not understand the answer.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784290726
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Imprint: Quercus
Pub date:
DEWEY: 100
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 373
Weight: 260g
Height: 131mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 32mm