Deep Thought 42 Fantastic Quotes That Define Philosophy

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  • Copyright: 2015-10-22
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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As Douglas Adams points out, if there is no final answer to question, 'What is the meaning of life?', '42' is as good or bad an answer as any other. Indeed, 42 quotes might be even better! Gary Cox guides us through 42 of the most misunderstood, misquoted, provocative and significant quotes in the history of philosophy providing a witty and compelling commentary along the way.

This entertaining and illuminating collection of quotes doesn't merely list who said what and when. Gary Cox claims that each quote is a philosophical thesis in itself. By exploring who a particular philosopher is and what he or she really meant when they said what they said, this book looks for the philosophy within the quote.
Using the writings of everyone from Douglas Adams to A.J. Ayer and Thomas Aquinas to Karl Marx, Gary Cox takes us on a philosophical journey through history, culture and writing to bring us to a deeper understanding of why we think the way we do.

Author Biography

Gary Cox has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Birmingham, UK, where he is also an Honorary Research Fellow. He is the author of many books including The Sartre Dictionary (2008), How To Be A Philosopher (Bloomsbury, 2010), and Existentialism and Excess: The Life and Times of Jean-Paul Sartre (2015)

Table of Contents


Philosophers Quoted (A-Z)
1 Douglas Adams
2 Anselm
3 Thomas Aquinas
4 Aristotle
5 A. J. Ayer
6 George Berkeley
7 Albert Camus
8 Simone de Beauvoir
9 René Descartes
10 George Hegel
11 Martin Heidegger
12 Heraclitus
13 Thomas Hobbes
14 David Hume
15 David Hume
16 Immanuel Kant
17 Immanuel Kant
18 John Keats
19 Søren Kierkegaard
20 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
21 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
22 John Locke
23 Karl Marx
24 John Stuart Mill
25 Friedrich Nietzsche
26 Friedrich Nietzsche
27 William of Ockham
28 William Paley
29 Parmenides
30 Blaise Pascal
31 Plato
32 Plato
33 Protagoras
34 Bertrand Russell
35 Gilbert Ryle
36 Jean-Paul Sartre
37 Jean-Paul Sartre
38 François Marie Arouet de Voltaire
39 Mary Warnock
40 Alfred North Whitehead
41 Ludwig Wittgenstein
42 Ludwig Wittgenstein

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