Philosophers: Their Life and Works

DK. Sept. 2019. 360p. ed. by ed. by Hugo Wilkinson & Chauney Dunford. ISBN 9781465482037. $35. REF
Who are we, and how do we live in the world? Philosophers have grappled with these questions, influenced by science and religion, sometimes arriving at concrete answers and other times laying a foundation for further thought. DK has assembled historians, philosophers, and educators to write brief articles about thinkers from 500 BCE to the present, organized chronologically and interspersed with paintings, photos, boxed quotes, and more. Along with Plato, Voltaire, and Jean-Paul Sartre, readers will meet 14th-century Spanish philosopher Ibn Rushd and Hélène Cixous, a leading thinker in poststructuralist feminist theory.
VERDICT Graphically pleasing, with a varied, international selection, this is an engrossing introduction for any public library.

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