How to Think Like a Philosopher

How to Think Like a Philosopher: Essential Principles for Clearer Thinking

Philosophy
Paperback Published on: 01/02/2024
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Synopsis

As politics slides toward impulsivity, and outrage bests rationality, how can philosophy help us critically engage with the world? How to Think Like A Philosopher is a revelatory exploration of the methods, tenets and attitudes of thought that guide philosophy, and how they can be applied to our own lives. Drawing on decades of enquiry and a huge range of interviews, Julian Baggini identifies twelve key principles that promote incisive thinking. Pay attention; question everything; seek clarity, not certainty: these are just a few of philosophy's guiding maxims which can be applied to everything from understanding the impact of climate change to correctly appraising our own temperaments. Both a fresh introduction to philosophy covering canonical and contemporary philosophers, and an essential, practical guide to good thinking, How to Think Like a Philosopher shows us the way to a more humane, balanced and rational approach to thinking, to politics, and to life.

  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • ISBN: 9781783788538
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 200g
  • Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 18 mm

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