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Author Fletcher, Robert, 1983- author.

Title Philosophy : a visual encyclopedia / written by Dr. Robert Fletcher, Dr. Paola Romero, Marianne Talbot, Nigel Warburton, Dr. Amna Whiston.

Publication Info. New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Children's Department  J 100 FLETCHER    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Teen  YA 100 FLETCHER    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Children's Department  J100 DK    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Children's Department  J 100 DOR    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Children's Department  J 100 FLETCHER    DUE 10-18-22
 Middletown, Russell Library - Children's Nonfiction  J100 FLE    Check Shelf
Edition First American edition.
Description 208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Bibliography Includes index.
Summary Thousands of years ago, ancient philosophers asked some important questions: "What is real?", "What is the point of my existence?", "Why is there evil in the world?", and "What can I know?" These questions have gone on to spark passionate debates about our existence and how we understand the world around us. In this engaging and accessible introduction to philosophy, readers aged 11+ will be introduced to a variety of philosophical ideas through the teachings of Plato, Confucius, Simone de Beauvoir, and many more. Vibrant, reader-friendly illustrations bring the history of ideas and thinking to life, and provide topics for reflection and debate. With biographies of the most influential philosophers from around the world, young readers will explore the questions that have been fundamental to the development of scientific study, logical thinking, religious beliefs, freedom in society, and much more. Thought experiments peppered throughout will help to connect readers with the theories presented so they can apply them to their own lives.
Contents Reality and existence -- Knowledge -- The mind -- Logic and language -- Science -- Right and wrong -- Religion -- Society -- Beauty and art.
Subject Philosophy -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Encyclopedias.
Added Author Romero, Paola, author.
Talbot, Marianne, author.
Warburton, Nigel, 1962- author.
Whiston, Amna, author.
DK Publishing, Inc., publisher.
Note At head of title: DK
ISBN 9780744020007 (paperback)
074402000X (paperback)
9780744029123 (hardcover)
0744029120 (hardcover)
9780241504239 (PDF ebook)
9780241504222 (ebook)
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