THE HARVARD CLASSICS & FICTION COLLECTION [180 BOOKS] – VARIOUS AUTHORS
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— 180 Books: 140 Non-Fiction, 40 Fiction, by 115 authors
— Over 10 Million Words in one E-Book
— Includes an Active Index to all Volumes and 68 Table of Contents for each Volume and Book
— Includes Religious Illustrations
One Amazon reviewer says:
“Many years ago, in pre-Kindle and pre-ebook days, there were two large (and expensive) multi-volume collections of uniformly-bound, hardcovered books published and promoted to impart a liberal education and provide instant erudition to middle class families…The first was “The Harvard Classics”…The content of this “Harvard Classics” collection remains as great and worth reading as it ever was. Yes, virtually ALL the notable MAJOR works it contains can now easily be obtained individually online or from the Kindle Store in free, public domain editions — BUT those are not necessarily the same versions or the same translations as these, and they lack the special content (introductions, comments, footnotes, criticisms, etc.) unique to this set.”
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 arguments of philosophy through the work of one hundred of the greatest thinkers within the Western intellectual tradition. Covering philosophical, scientific, political and religious thought over a period of 2500 years,
Philosophy will serve as an excellent guide for those interested in knowing about individual thinkers–such as Plato, Aristotle, Rousseau and Nietzsche, to name just a few–and the questions and observations that inspired them to write. By presenting individual thinkers, details of their lives and the concerns and circumstances that motivated them, this book makes philosophy come to life as a relevant and meaningful approach to thinking about the contemporary world.
A lucid and engaging book full of thought-provoking quotations, as well as clear explanations and definitions, Philosophy is sure to encourage students and laymen alike to investigate further.