The New User's Guide to Philosophy

A key to classic works of philosophy

Volume two of the internationally successful series!

They made history and their works can be found in bookcases the world over – although the majority will be unread: philosophical classics, from Aristotle’s ›Metaphysics‹ all the way through to ›Dialectic Of Enlightenment‹ by Horkheimer and Adorno. The philosophy graduate Robert Zimmer considers 18 additional philosophical works in this, the second volume of his User’s Guide to Philosophy. He explains the key ideas underpinning each work, describes the circumstances in which they were created and gives us enlightening insights into the lives and thought processes of the authors, as revealed by their works. An educational journey into the realms of philosophy – both entertaining and informative!

Aristoteles: Metaphysics – Marcus Aurelius: Meditations – Boethius: Consolations of Philosophy – Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologiae – Nicholas of Cusa: De Docta Ignorantia – Hobbes: Leviathan – Spinoza: The Ethics – Montesquieu: The Spirit of the Laws – Hume: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding – Rousseau: Emile – Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit – Feuerbach: The Essence of Christianity – Mill: On Liberty – Spengler: Decline of the West – Sartre: Being and Nothingness – Horkheimer/Adorno: Dialectic Of Enlightenment – Gadamer: Truth and Method – Feyerabend: Against Method


dtv Sachbuch
256 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-34439-5
1. Auflage, Oktober 2007
Rights sold: France, Greece
Rights available again: The Netherlands, Hungary, Arabic language, Brazil