This engaging and educational work examines the history of western philosophy and many of the greats who contributed to it, beginning with Socrates and Plato and ending with Nietzsche, Sartre and Camus. The book focuses on the most influential philosophical schools and perennial questions such as “why am I here?”, “is there a higher power?” and “how can I live a good and happy life?” are examined.
While providing a powerful introduction to key western schools of thought and representing a valuable reference tool for philosophy students, the author also shows in an entertaining and readable manner why such philosophical schools are relevant today.
Very good read
I have wanted for a while to get into philosophy and this book takes you through a very in-depth (not complete though) journey of western philosophy and especially highlights books that are good to read to strengthen understanding of certain trains of thought.