Philosophy

Philosophy 101

From Plato and Socrates to Ethics and Metaphysics, an Essential Primer on the History of Thought

Author: Paul Kleinman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440567689

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Discover the world's greatest thinkers and their groundbreaking notions! Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy theories, principles, and figures of philosophy into tedious discourse that even Plato would reject. Philosophy 101 cuts out the boring details and exhausting philosophical methodology, and instead, gives you a lesson in philosophy that keeps you engaged as you explore the fascinating history of human thought and inquisition. From Aristotle and Heidegger to free will and metaphysics, Philosophy 101 is packed with hundreds of entertaining philosophical tidbits, illustrations, and thought puzzles that you won't be able to find anywhere else. So whether you're looking to unravel the mysteries of existentialism, or just want to find out what made Voltaire tick, Philosophy 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.

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ISBN: 1440567670

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Psychology

Psych 101

Psychology Facts, Basics, Statistics, Tests, and More!

Author: Paul Kleinman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440543909

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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From perception tests and the Rorschach blots to B. F. Skinner and the stages of development, this primer for human behavior is packed with hundreds of ... psychology basics and insights...
Social Science

Mythology 101

From Gods and Goddesses to Monsters and Mortals, Your Guide to Ancient Mythology

Author: Kathleen Sears

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440573336

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Explore the fascinating myths of Greek and Roman civilizations! The tales of gods and heroes are often turned into tedious discourse that even Ovid would reject. This easy-to-read guide cuts out the boring details, and instead, provides you with a thrilling lesson in classic mythology. From the heights of Mt. Olympus to the depths of the Underworld, this book takes you on an unforgettable journey through all the major myths born in ancient Greece and Rome, such as Achilles's involvement in the Trojan War; Pluto's kidnapping of the beautiful Proserpina; and the slaying of Medusa by Perseus, the heroic demi-god. You'll also learn all about the wonders of the world as well as the greatest creatures ever recorded in history. Like Charon navigating the River of Wailing, Mythology 101 will guide you through the most glorious (and completely terrifying) tales the ancient world has to offer.
Reference

Religion 101

From Allah to Zen Buddhism, an Exploration of the Key People, Practices, and Beliefs that Have Shaped the Religions of the World

Author: Peter Archer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440572631

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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Provides information about the key influences, spiritual figures, sacred stories, traditions, doctrines, and dogmas of each of the world's major religions.
Philosophy

Philosophy 100 Essential Thinkers

Author: Philip Stokes

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1848589573

Category: Philosophy

Page: 382

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Who am I? What is justice? What does it mean to live a good life? Many of the fundamental questions of philosophy are questions that we begin to ask ourselves as young adults when we look at the world around us, at ourselves, and try to make sense of things. This engaging and accessible book invites the reader to explore the questions and ar...
Philosophy

An Introduction to Philosophy

Author: George Stuart Fullerton

Publisher: N.A

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 322

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Philosophy

Eastern Philosophy

Author: Kevin Burns

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1782120483

Category: Philosophy

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An introduction to three great philosophical traditions, namely those of India, the Middle East and the Far East. Fifty eastern thinkers are covered. Each is placed within the context of his or her own tradition and key ideas are explored together with relevant biographical information. The book focuses on the philosophies of the East rather ...
Philosophy

Ethics 101

From Altruism and Utilitarianism to Bioethics and Political Ethics, an Exploration of the Concepts of Right and Wrong

Author: Brian Boone

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507204930

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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"Ethics 101 offers an exciting look into the history of moral principles that dictate human behavior. This easy-to-read guide presents the key concepts of ethics in fun, straightforward lessons and exercises featuring only the most important facts, theories, and ideas. Ethics 101 includes unique, accessible elements such as explanations of the major moral philosophies, including utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics, and eastern philosophers including Avicenna, Buddha, and Confucius; and unique profiles of the greatest characters in moral philosophy"--
History

World History 101

From ancient Mesopotamia and the Viking conquests to NATO and WikiLeaks, an essential primer on world history

Author: Tom Head

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507204558

Category: History

Page: 256

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Uncover the mysteries of the past with this exciting, comprehensive guide on world history. History books are often filled with long descriptions, complex facts, and stories that can bore even the most enthusiastic history buffs. In World History 101 you’ll skip those tedious details and focus on engaging lessons that will impress any kind of historian. From Julius Caesar and Genghis Khan to the Cold War and globalization, each section takes you on an adventure through time to discover the most important moments in history and how they shaped civilization today. With hundreds of absorbing facts and trivia throughout, World History 101 can help you learn more about the civilizations of the past and help bring history to life.
Music

Music Theory 101

From Keys and Scales to Rhythm and Melody, an Essential Primer on the Basics of Music Theory

Author: Brian Boone,Marc Schonbrun

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507203667

Category: Music

Page: 256

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Covers everything novice musicians and lifelong learners need to know. Full of music trivia, music history, comprehensive instruction and visual aids, music symbols, and chords throughout. This is a crash course in music theory that even professionals will enjoy.
Art

Art 101

From Vincent van Gogh to Andy Warhol, Key People, Ideas, and Moments in the History of Art

Author: Eric Grzymkowski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440571554

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Explore the beautiful and complex world of art! Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of fine art with tedious discourse that even Leonardo da Vinci would oppose. Art 101 cuts out the boring details and lengthy explanations, and instead, gives you a lesson in artistic expression that keeps you engaged as you discover the world's greatest artists and their masterpieces. From color theory and Claude Monet to Jackson Pollock and Cubism, this primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining tidbits and works of art that you won't be able to get anywhere else. So whether you're looking to master classic painting techniques, or just want to learn more about popular styles of art, Art 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.
Humor

The Bullsh*t Artist

Learn to Bluff, Dupe, Charm, and BS with the Best of 'Em

Author: Paul Kleinman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440527245

Category: Humor

Page: 240

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It's not what you know. It's what they think you know. And they will think you know it all once you learn how to bullsh*t successfully. Because there's a difference between talking out of your ass and bullsh*tting like a pro--and if you want to sound in the know without getting called out, you better know how to do it right. What you want is to be able to control any conversation and keep cool under pressure with a combination of confidence and cunning. To help out, there's a section of useful facts to stick up your sleeve. Forget being a know-it-all. You'll tap into real appeal and have a lot more fun once you become a skilled bullsh*t artist. Guaranteed.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Grammar 101

From Split Infinitives to Dangling Participles, an Essential Guide to Understanding Grammar

Author: Kathleen Sears

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507203608

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Learn the rules of the English language with this easy and engaging style guide. Grammar is complicated. But many textbooks and style guides are often so long and tedious that even English teachers use them as a classroom doorstop. Grammar 101 is a fun, comprehensive guide focusing on the essentials of grammar. With simple explanations and entertaining examples, you can learn everything you need to know to employ commas, semicolons, and em dashes with confidence. You’ll even be prepared to wrangle your run-on sentences and sharpen your syntax with ease. So whether you’re looking for an introduction to the rules of grammar or a refresher to keep on your desk, Grammar 101 has all the answers.
Science

Astronomy 101

From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the Universe

Author: Carolyn Collins Petersen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440563608

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Explore the curiosities of our galaxy! Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of outer space with tedious discourse that even Galileo would oppose. Astronomy 101 cuts out the boring details and lengthy explanations, and instead, gives you a lesson in astronomy that keeps you engaged as you discover what's hidden beyond our starry sky. From the Big Bang and nebulae to the Milky Way and Sir Isaac Newton, this celestial primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining astronomy facts, charts, and photographs you won't be able to get anywhere else. So whether you're looking to unravel the mystery behind black holes, or just want to learn more about your favorite planets, Astronomy 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.
History

U.S. History 101

Historic Events, Key People, Important Locations, and More!

Author: Kathleen Sears

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440586489

Category: History

Page: 288

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Collects quick snapshots of historic and political events from American history from the Battles of Bunkerhill and Yorktown to the great recession.
Philosophy

The Philosophy Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465441069

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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The Philosophy Book explains more than one hundred of the greatest ideas in philosophy through clear, succinct text and easy-to-follow graphics. Using straightforward graphics and artworks, as well as thoroughly accessible text that elucidates more than two thousand years of philosophical thought, The Philosophy Book makes abstract concepts concrete. From moral ethics to the philosophies of religions, The Philosophy Book sheds a light on the famous ideas and thinkers from the ancient world through the present day. Including theories from Pythagoras to Voltaire and Mary Wollstonecraft to Noam Chomsky, The Philosophy Book offers anyone with an interest in philosophy an essential resource to the great philosophers and the views that have shaped our society.
Philosophy

Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture

From Socrates to South Park, Hume to House

Author: William Irwin,David Kyle Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444390988

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

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What can South Park tell us about Socrates and the nature of evil? How does The Office help us to understand Sartre and existentialist ethics? Can Battlestar Galactica shed light on the existence of God? Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture uses popular culture to illustrate important philosophical concepts and the work of the major philosophers With examples from film, television, and music including South Park, The Matrix , X-Men, Batman, Harry Potter, Metallica and Lost, even the most abstract and complex philosophical ideas become easier to grasp Features key essays from across the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, as well as helpful editorial material and a glossary of philosophical terms From metaphysics to epistemology; from ethics to the meaning of life, this unique introduction makes philosophy as engaging as popular culture itself Supplementary website available with teaching guides, sample materials and links to further resources at www.pop-philosophy.org
Philosophy

Philosophy For Dummies

Author: Tom Morris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118053540

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

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Philosophy at its best is an activity more than a body of knowledge. In an ancient sense, done right, it is a healing art. It’s intellectual self-defense. It’s a form of therapy. But it’s also much more. Philosophy is map-making for the soul, cartography for the human journey. It’s an important navigational tool for life that too many modern people try to do without. Philosophy For Dummies is for anyone who has ever entertained a question about life and this world. In a conversational tone, the book's author – a modern-day scholar and lecturer – brings the greatest wisdom of the past into the challenges that we face now. This refreshingly different guide explains philosophical fundamentals and explores some of the strangest and deepest questions ever posed to human beings, such as How do we know anything? What does the word good mean? Are we ever really free? Do human beings have souls? Is there life after death? Is there a God? Is happiness really possible in our world? This book is chock full of all those questions you may have long wanted to think about and talk with someone about, but have never had the time or opportunity to tackle head on. Philosophy For Dummies invites you to discuss the issues you find in the guide, share perspectives, and compare thoughts and feelings with someone you respect. You'll find lots of material to mull over with your friends or spouse, including thoughts on When to doubt, and when to doubt our doubts The universal demand for evidence and proof The four dimensions of human experience Arguments for materialism Fear of the process of dying Prayers and small miracles Moral justification for allowing evil The ancient philosopher Socrates (fifth century, B.C.) thought that, when it comes to the Ultimate Questions, we all start off as dummies. But if we are humbly aware of how little we actually know, then we can really begin to learn. Philosophy For Dummies will put you on the path to wising up as you steer through the experience called life.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The History of Philosophy

Author: Anne Rooney

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499464010

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 216

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Beautifully illustrated, this book traces the strands of thought in Western philosophy from the ancient Greeks to the present day. The book asks key questions in philosophy explored over the past 2,500 years. Within each question, approaches are considered in chronological order, showing how each philosopher’s thoughts have been influenced by those who have gone before. Following the Common Core standard of exploring how two or more authors approach similar subjects, readers will learn how thinking has evolved or diversified over time.