Readers of this decorative and informative book will find a treasure-trove of valuable information about many of the greatest thinkers ever to have shaped the Western world. Beginning with the water as first principle of Thales of Miletus and ending with Robert Nozick’s novel approach to social contract theory, Portraits in Philosophy examines 50 of the most influential Western philosophers of the past two millenniums.
Presented in an easy-to-read and colorful style, this book offers not only the key biographical and philosophical points of each of these thinkers, but also their most important works and famous quotes, all with interesting and beautiful representative artwork.
The reader may prefer to read Portraits in Philosophy from cover to cover. However, since this book is more of an encyclopedia of influential thinkers, finding the reader’s favorite philosophers or leafing through the book to find an image or quote of interest will be enjoyed just as well.