Enlightening and entertaining, Philosophical Tales examines a few of the fascinating biographical details of history's greatest philosophers (alas, mostly men) and highlights their contributions to the field. By applying the true philosophical approach to philosophy itself, the text provides us with a refreshing 'alternative history' of philosophy.
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"Philosophical Tales is highly recommended, not only for debutants but also for the cognoscenti who will find much here both amusing and stimulating." (The Philosopher)
"A lover of philosophical ideas and practiced debunker of intellectual sham, Martin Cohen knocks some thirty important philosophers from Socrates to Derrida off their pedestals, and presents in a series of philosophical tales various aspects of their thought, life and personality which few of us ever suspected." (Zenon Stavrinides, University of Bradford)
This book is great because it gives an overview of many of the major historic philosophers but doesn't go into so much detail that it bores you to sleep. I found it particularly useful as I am a philosophy novice and it has helped me find out about various philosophers that I hadn't heard of before.
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