The Handy Philosophy Answer Book

by Dr. Naomi Zack, PhD
Handy Philosophy

Naomi Zack introduces the world of philosophy to young readers and general readers in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format. The book is recommended for high school libraries and public libraries. It would be of interest to the casual reader with a general interest in philosophy.

American Reference Books Annual

Whether one is seeking a quick overview of the history of philosophy, a period, a person, or a school of thought--or building one's philosophical vocabulary via the glossary?this book is a valuable introduction.

Booklist

The writing is clear and easy to read, and the inclusion of photographs and boxed sidebars adds visual appeal. Summing Up: Recommended.

Choice

Written to be an accessible reference book, ... [t]he material is presented via brief answers to a series of questions.

ForeWord Reviews

With a wide range of information suitable for various knowledge bases--from junior high to junior college--this is an ideal resource for anyone looking to get a better grasp of the history of thought.

Independent Publisher

Combining a basic history of philosophical thought with the often quirky personal stories of famous philosophers, this comprehensive introduction to the world of philosophy answers more than 1,000 questions, ranging from What was the Enlightenment?

to Why did the Pythagorians avoid fava beans? Analyzing the collective effort of philosophers throughout history in the pursuit of truth and wisdom, the guide explores the tangible significance of philosophical thought to modern society and civilization as a whole. With a wide range of information suitable for various knowledge bases--from junior high to junior college--this is an ideal resource for anyone looking to get a better grasp of the history of thought.

About Dr. Naomi Zack, PhD

Naomi Zack received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Columbia University, NY. She has taught at the University at Albany, State University of New York and is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oregon. Professor Zack regularly teaches courses in the History of Philosophy, Ethics, Feminism, Existentialism, Philosophy of Science, and Race. She is widely published in these fields. Her recent publications include Philosophy of Science and Race; Inclusive Feminism; Thinking about Race; and Ethics for Disaster.

Hometown: Eugene, OR

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  • 400 pages
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