[PDF KINDLE] (How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy) By Julian Baggini
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"nowit offers a "offers a volume easy to read survey of the philosophical bases for thought across the world saving all of us the decades of research needed to understand these for ourselves Indian Japanese even oral philosophies are covered without preconception or prejudice What is special about the book is that Baggini refuses to privilege Western philosophy indeed the whole book is a direct call to resist that temptation and to learn what other cultures and modes of though This book subtitled A Global History of Philosophy covers many philosophical traditions throughout the world It is split into 5 parts each part covering a different broad uestion in philosophy Par. Julian Baggini s How the World Thinks is there to fill the Sapiens size hole in your life Observer guide to Autumn in cultureIn this groundbreaking global overview of philosophy Julian Baggini travels the world to provide a wide ranging map of human thoughtOne of the great unexplained wonders of human history is that written philosophy flowered entirely separately in China India and Ancient Greece at or less the same time These early philosophies hav. ,
Ature of this book is that it covers the subject of world philosophy thematically This is a much better approach than covering individual philosophers as similar type books do with snippets of text accompanying each that often leave the reader in the dark as to how arguments and concepts have developed over timeThe book runs to approximately 450 pages including notes and further reading This is a little short for my liking I d have personally liked to see a tome of 750 pages or something little short for my liking I d have personally liked to see a tome of 750 pages or something eep me going for a good couple of months But this is me and not everybody elseHow the World Thinks is a very good book Anyone with the slightest interest in philosophy I m sure will enjoy this book And others perhaps new to the discipline will find in Baggini s text a wonderful starting point for pursuing this highly interesting subject furtherI hope you find my review helpful. Ch as why is the West is individualistic than the East What makes secularism a less powerful force in the Islamic world than in Europe And how has China resisted pressures for greater political freedom Offering deep insights into how different regions operate and paying as much attention to commonalities as to differences Baggini shows insights into how different regions operate and paying as much attention to commonalities as to differences shows by gaining greater nowledge of how others think we take the first step to a greater understanding of ourselves. ,
T one for example asks How the world nows and covers logic secular reason and pragmatism amongst other areasI particularly enjoyed the section on pragmatism which is an American philosophical tradition Advocates of the school such as John Dewey and William James are discussed and Baggini uses a number of relevant uotes from each philosopher following them up with clear and concise explanations so they are less confusing to the general reader The chapter also has a contemporary feel to it as Baggini towards the end of it links American pragmatism to contemporary politicsOther sections of the book focus on How the world is Who in the world are we And how the world lives A final section Part 5 concludes by asking How the world thinks and there are a brief few pages at the very end of the book titled A sense of place which rounds the book off rather nicelyA notable fe. E had a profound impact on the development of distinctive cultures in different parts of the world What we call philosophy in the West is not even half the story Julian Baggini sets out to expand our horizons in How the World Thinks exploring the philosophies of Japan India China and the Muslim world as well as the lesser nown oral traditions of Africa and Australia s first peoples China and the Muslim world as well as the lesser nown oral traditions of Africa and Australia the Muslim world as well as the lesser The Sisters of Sinai known oral traditions of Africa and Australia first peoples thinkers from around the globe Baggini asks uestions su.