Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy

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Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy
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Cover of the first edition
AuthorSimon Blackburn
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
SubjectPhilosophy
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication date
1999
Media typePrint (hardcover and paperback)
Pages320
ISBN0-19-285425-9
OCLC45338378

Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy is a 1999 book by Simon Blackburn, intended to serve as an introduction to philosophy.

Summary[edit]

Blackburn covers subjects such as epistemology, philosophy of the mind, free will and philosophy of religion.

Reception[edit]

Blackburn's book was reviewed in Mind by philosopher Mark Sainsbury.[1] Peter Edidin wrote in The New York Times that Think "found a sizable audience", noting that more than 30,000 hardcover copies had been sold and that "Oxford has asked Mr. Blackburn to follow up with Being Good, a guide to the philosophy of ethics".[2] The philosopher Anthony Quinton wrote in 2005 that very short books such as Think form part of a recent new development "in the field of popularization by professionals."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sainsbury, Mark (2001). "Reviewed work: Think. A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy, Simon Blackburn". Mind. 110 (438): 430–432. JSTOR 2660173.
  2. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2001/01/28/weekinreview/ideas-trends-philosophy-in-hiding-i-have-tenure-therefore-i-am.html
  3. ^ Quninton, Anthony, in Honderich, Ted. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy. Oxford University Press, 2005, p. 741.

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