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Philosophers: Their Lives and Their Works by DK (Hardcover, 2019)

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Philosophers: Their Lives and Their Works by DK (First U.S. Edition)

A lavishly illustrated guide to the greatest philosophers across time.

From Confucius and Plato to Karl Marx and Noam Chomsky, this book brings together more than 100 illustrated biographies of the world's great philosophers.

Introduced with a stunning portrait of each featured philosopher, the biographies trace the ideas, friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired the great thinkers and influenced their work, providing revealing insights into what drove them to question the meaning of life, and come up with new ways of understanding the world and the history of ideas.

Lavishly illustrated with photographs and paintings of philosophers, their homes, friends, studies, and their personal belongings, together with pages from original manuscripts, first editions, and correspondence, this book introduces the key ideas, themes, and working methods of each featured individual, setting their ideas within a wider historical and cultural context. Charting the development of ideas across the centuries in both the East and West, from ancient Chinese philosophy to the work of contemporary thinkers, Philosophers provides a compelling glimpse into the personal lives, loves, and influences of the great philosophers as they probed into life's "big ideas".


Format: Paperback | 360 pages

Dimensions (cm): 26.1 x 22.3 x 3 | 1.530kg

Publication Date: 03 Sep 2019

Publisher: DK

Publication City/Country: New York, United States

Language: English

Illustrations note: illustrations

Edition Number: 1 (U.S. Edition)

ISBN10: 1465482032

ISBN13: 9781465482037


Condition: Very Good

A book that has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover. This book was released without a dust jacket. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.