Nigel Warburton's Philosophy: The Classics is a clear and concise introduction to twenty of the great works of Western Philosophy, a glossary and suggestions for further reading are included to make it ideal as a starting point for any further study of philosophy. From Plato's Republic to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, it explains the most important features of each classic in a way that doesn't assume any previous knowledge of philosophy.
In his best-selling earlier book, Philosophy: The Basics, Nigel Warbuton covered areas and key arguments in contemporary philosophy. In Philosophy: The Classics , he covers the history and key writings in philosophy. The books together give us a comprehensive and clear introduction to philosophy past and present.
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Nigel Warburton is Lecturer in Philosophy at the Open University. He is the author of the popular
hilosophy: The Basics (1996) and Thinking from A to Z (1996), both available from Routledge.Review:
"...Warburton syas exactly what is needed to reveal the bare bones of an important argument." -- The New York Times
"This is a lucid, engaging and eminently readable book." -- Michael Clark, University of Nottingham
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