Philosophy: The Classics

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The second edition of this best-seller includes four entirely new chapters on classics by Boethius, Machiavelli, Spinoza and Rawls. In his inimitable style, Nigel Warburton takes us on a guided tour through philosophy's greatest works, from Plato's Republic to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. Each chapter explores a key classic text, identifying and explaining core themes as well as subjecting them to critical scrutiny.
These classic texts deal with problems that are as important today as when they were written, and Philosophy: The Classics offers an accessible introduction for all those who hesitated to approach them - until now.

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Nigel Warburton is a lecturer in philosophy at The Open University. He is also the author of Philosophy: The Basics (1996) and Thinking from A to Z (2000), both available from Routledge.

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'The challenge is to convey to the modern reader the perennial freshness of ideas. Nigel Warburton rises to the challenge with admirable skill.' - Roger Scruton, The Times

A highly accessible introduction. - Network

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