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A Practical Guide to ethics and every day decisions. Written by an expert, it includes straightforward, easy-to-follow ways to use ethics in making real life choices in areas such as friendships, marriage, parenting, and work. Dave Robinson has taught philosophy for many years and is the author of numerous Introducing series titles including Philosophy, Ethics and Critical Theory.

Musician, poet, novelist and botanist, but above all, a philosopher who denied being one, Jean-Jacques Rousseau was the first to ask: “What is the value of civilization?” His answer shocked Enlightenment contemporaries and still challenges us today. Introducing Rousseau guides us through a turbulent life of lost innocence, persecution, and paranoia.

Some of questions include: What is the nature of reality? What are human beings really like? What is special about the human mind and consciousness? Are we free to choose who we are and what we do? Can we prove that God exists? Can we be certain about anything at all? Introducing Philosophy is a comprehensive and enjoyable graphic guide to philosophical thinking. It examines and explains the key arguments and ideas of all the significant philosophers... more...

What is the place of individual choice and consequence in a post-Holocaust world of continuing genocidal ethnic cleansing? Is "identity" now a last-ditch cultural defense of ethnic nationalisms and competing fundamentalisms? In a climate of instant information, free markets and possible ecological disaster, how do we define "rights", self-interest and civic duties? What are the acceptable limits of scientific investigation and genetic... more...

Introducing Political Philosophy explains the subject’s central concepts and presents the major political theorists from Plato to Michel Foucault. How did governments get started? Why should they be obeyed? Could we live without them? How much power should they have? Is freedom a right? Which is the best form of government?


Our knowledge comes primarily from experience. But is experience really what it seems? Is it reliable? This graphic guide by popular Introducing series philosopher Dave Robinson introduces the concept of empiricism and what it could mean to accept a "common sense" view of the world we observe.

Introducing Plato provides a clear account of Plato's theory of knowledge and explains how this directed his provocative views on politics, ethics, and individual liberty. Offering detailed critical commentaries on all of the key doctrines of Platonism, it also charts Plato's influence on modern thinkers such as Jacques Derrida.

Bertrand Russell changed Western philosophy forever. He tackled many puzzles—how our minds work, how we experience the world, and what the true nature of meaning is. In Introducing Bertrand Russell we meet a passionate eccentric, active in world politics, who had outspoken views on sex, marriage, religion, and education.

Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.

Soren Kierkegaard is regarded as the founder of Existentialism and the first modern theologian. Philosophy, in Kierkegaard's radical view, was of no use unless it permanently changed people's lives. His distrust of grand abstract schemes, particularly Hegel's, and his insistence that philosophy is essentially writing also identify him as a forerunner of postmodernism.