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Philosophy explores the deepest, most fundamental questions of reality - and this accessible and entertaining chronology presents 250 milestones of the most important theories, events, and seminal publications in the field over the last 3,500 years. The brief, engaging entries cover a range of topics and cultures, from the Hindu Vedas and Plato's theory of forms to Ockham's Razor, Pascal's Wager, Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature, existentialism, feminism, Philosophical Zombies, and the Triple Theory of Ethics. Beautifully illustrated and filled with unexpected insights, The Philosophy Book will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers.

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Gregory Bassham

Gregory Bassham is formerly Professor of Philosophy at King's College (Pennsylvania) . He is the author, co-author, or editor of nine books, including Critical Thinking: A Student's Introduction (6th ed. 2019) , The Philosophy Book: 250 Milestones in the History of Philosophy (2016) , The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy (Wiley, 2010) , The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy (2003) , and Original Intent: A Philosophical Study (1991) . William Irwin is Professor of Philosophy at King's College, author of more than a dozen books, and Series Editor of the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series. Henry Nardone is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at King's College. His publications include scholarly articles on critical thinking, college pedagogy, and aesthetics. James M. Wallace, Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of English at King's College, is the author or co-author of two books, as well as numerous scholarly articles.

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