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An essential introduction to the history, concepts, and thinking behind philosophy that demystifies what can often be daunting subject matter, laid out in DK’s signature visual style. 

Are the ideas of René Descartes, Mary Wollstonecraft, John Locke, and Thomas Hobbes still relevant today? The Philosophy Book unpacks the writings and ideas of more than 100 of history’s biggest thinkers, taking you on a journey from Ancient Greece to modern day. Explore feminism, rationalism, idealism, existentialism, and other influential movements in the world of philosophy.

From Socrates to Confucius to Julia Kristeva, The Philosophy Book breaks down difficult concepts using innovating graphics that pop off the page alongside creative typography. Cutting through the haze of academia and untangling complicated theories to show how our social, political, and ethical ideas are formed, The Philosophy Book contextualizes the information around time periods, innovative thinkers, method, and philosophical approach. 

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With graphics, clear writing, a philosopher directory, and a vocabulary glossary, The Philosophy Book is a perfect and comprehensive introduction to a complicated and fascinating subject.

Series Overview: Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics, along with straightforward and engaging writing, to make complex subjects easier to understand. These award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.


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Big Ideas Simply Explained

Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics, along with straightforward and engaging writing, to make complex subjects easier to understand.

These books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.

Explore the world’s most famous and important ideas

Insightful quotes from thought-leaders

A vibrant mix of creative typography, graphics, and accessible text

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Books in the series

This book examines the math behind world economies, secret spies, and modern technology.

Explore the history of philosophy and find out how theories from over 2,000 years ago are still relevant to our modern lives.

Classic myths retold and explained, from early creation beliefs to classical hero narratives.

An essential guide to more than 100 of the big ideas in economic theory and practice.

This guide is an essential introduction to the environment, ecosystems, and climate change.

Examine the history and wider developments in areas such as quantum, nuclear, and particle physics and much more.

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