Original Title: Denken wie ein Philosoph
Paperback, with flaps,
12.5 x 20.0 cm,
4.9 x 7.9 Inches
€ 12.99 [D] | € 13.40 [A] | CHF 18.90* (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price
Publishing House: Pantheon
Date of publication:
September 3, 2012
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Become a philosopher in seven days – a clear and worthwhile introduction
Most popular books about philosophy give the impression that philosophy is about expressing opinions when it is really all about exchanging arguments. This book by philosophy professor Gerhard Ernst does not confuse philosophy with a Weltanschauung, or view of life, which is why it makes it possible for readers to seriously come to grips with what philosophy is about.
What's more: it takes only a week to do so. The reader enters into a dialogue with a philosophy teacher, and the result is six conversations – one for each working day – in which questions from the main fields of philosophy are discussed: How shall I live? Are values objective? What is philosophy?
“A week as a guest in the ivory tower – that this can also be very entertaining is proven by the philosophy professor Gerhard Ernst with his book. … The dialog format stimulates readers to think. And the figure of the ‘reader’ does in fact often pose the questions that real readers are longing to ask. One will not feel alone with these philosophical considerations.”
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