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How to Learn Philosophy in Six Hours and Fifteen Minutes

Follow @WRLBooks “Beginning of modern thought.” Witold Gombrowicz starts his guide through modern philosophy with characteristic concision. The “First Lesson” is a description of Kant’s contributions to philosophy, with some explanation of Descartes to see where Kant is coming from. Gombrowicz — playwright, diarist, novelist, and thinker — leaps through

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On Suicide and the New Manifesto Against It

Follow @yaleRELIbooks Jennifer Michael Hecht, author of Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It, felt the terrible effects of suicide twice in two years. The loss of two friends and fellow poets, the second of which seemed prompted by the first, inspired Hecht to write a column for The Best American

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For Whom You Love

“I love you.” We call them “three little words,” and yet in Western thought, love as a concept is anything but a small concern. In fact, in Love: A History, Simon May demonstrates the way in which love has grown into a veritable colossus in our cultural consciousness, providing the

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Nigel Warburton on How E.H. Gombrich Inspired A Little History of Philosophy

As we are soon to publish A Little History of Philosophy, a lively and accessible introduction to Western philosophy and its thinkers, author Nigel Warburton reflects on his first encounter with the works of the eminent art historian, Ernst Gombrich, who wrote the bestselling A Little History of the World,

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Goodreads Giveaway: A Little History of Philosophy

We hope you’re enjoying our discussions and interview for Nigel Warburton‘s new book, A Little History of Philosophy. We’ll hear more from the author later this week, but in the meantime, our newest Goodreads giveaway for 10 copies of the book is just waiting for you to enter and win!

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