Philosophers Who Changed History

Author DK
Foreword by Simon Blackburn
This visual celebration of the world's most celebrated thinkers tells the fascinating stories of their lives and pioneering ideas.

This book would be great if you are interested in philosophy, politics, history, and literature or would like to broaden your understanding of philosophy. Philosophers Who Changed History places well-known philosophers in their historical and cultural context, allowing you to see how they came to influence philosophy. 

In this edition, you can find: 

-An overview of the lives and works of around 80 of the world's most influential philosophers - from the Classical era to the present
-Eight pages of brand-new content with 12 new entries, including Frederick Douglass and Luce Irigaray
-Lavishly illustrated portraits of each philosopher, alongside photographs of their homes, studies, and personal artefacts

Each philosopher is introduced with a realistic portrait and biographical entries which trace the friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired and influenced them. Entries explore the key ideas and working methods of each individual and set their ideas in context, conveying a powerful sense of the place and the period of history in which they lived. Philosophers Who Changed History provides revealing insights into what drove each individual to develop new ways of understanding the world.
We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
 
From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books. 

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This visual celebration of the world's most celebrated thinkers tells the fascinating stories of their lives and pioneering ideas.

This book would be great if you are interested in philosophy, politics, history, and literature or would like to broaden your understanding of philosophy. Philosophers Who Changed History places well-known philosophers in their historical and cultural context, allowing you to see how they came to influence philosophy. 

In this edition, you can find: 

-An overview of the lives and works of around 80 of the world's most influential philosophers - from the Classical era to the present
-Eight pages of brand-new content with 12 new entries, including Frederick Douglass and Luce Irigaray
-Lavishly illustrated portraits of each philosopher, alongside photographs of their homes, studies, and personal artefacts

Each philosopher is introduced with a realistic portrait and biographical entries which trace the friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired and influenced them. Entries explore the key ideas and working methods of each individual and set their ideas in context, conveying a powerful sense of the place and the period of history in which they lived. Philosophers Who Changed History provides revealing insights into what drove each individual to develop new ways of understanding the world.

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We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
 
From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books. 

https://www.dk.com/ View titles by DK

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