Series:Beginner's Guides Format:Paperback / softback 240 pages, illustrations Publisher:Oneworld Publications Imprint:Oneworld Publications ISBN:9781851689378 Published:1 Sep 2012 Classifications:Popular philosophy Readership:General (US: Trade) Weight:212g Dimensions:198 x 130 x 14 (mm) Pub. Country:United Kingdom For sale in: All countries Description Philosophy, the "love of wisdom", is the product of our endless fascination and curiosity about the world - the child of wonder. Through it, we seek to answer the most fundamental of questions: How do we know what we know? Does God exist? What is beauty? How should we live our lives? What am I? In this exhilarating tour, Peter Cave navigates all the main topics of philosophy with verve and clarity. Using witty and whimsical examples, including stoical sofas and Reg, the "regular" human, who just happens to carry his brain in a rucksack, Cave provides a welcome antidote to the dry textbook while covering everything from political philosophy to points of logic. Interspersed with helpful textboxes and underlining the enduring relevance of philosophy to us all, there is no better introduction for the aspiring sage.