Author(s): Daniel Smith
This is not an average text book--it is a lively, accessible, and thought-provoking introduction to philosophy, its history, and its practitioners. Philosophy in 50 Milestone Moments is a comprehensive guide to philosophy from around the world and through the ages. It makes a great work reference, and is a stimulating read as you enjoy concise and straightforward explanations of specific terms and concepts. What makes the book unique, however, is that it is based around a timeline of landmark events. By using a chronological approach, the reader is gently guided from one subject to another while tracking the historical evolution of the discipline. If philosophy is all Greek to you, then this book will make you think again.
Daniel Smith lives in London and is the author of over twenty books on subjects as diverse as Stephen Hawking, Sherlock Holmes, and the Second World War "Dig for Victory" campaign. He has written eight titles in Michael O'Mara's biographical How to ink Like series, and other titles include What is Economics? and 50 Strategies that Changed History. He is also a long-time contributor to e Statesman's Yearbook, a geo-political guide to the world that celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013.