• Title: Action Philosophers
  • Author: Fred Van Lente Ryan Dunlavey
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Action Philosophers This ain t your grandpappy s dusty old philosophy class It s the philosophy seminar your college ethics professor wished he could teach It s the definitive tenth anniversary edition of Fred Van Lente
    This ain t your grandpappy s dusty old philosophy class It s the philosophy seminar your college ethics professor wished he could teach It s the definitive tenth anniversary edition of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey s award winning, best selling Action Philosophers Study the tenets of Plato, the wrestling superstar from ancient Greece, learn the lessons of NietzThis ain t your grandpappy s dusty old philosophy class It s the philosophy seminar your college ethics professor wished he could teach It s the definitive tenth anniversary edition of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey s award winning, best selling Action Philosophers Study the tenets of Plato, the wrestling superstar from ancient Greece, learn the lessons of Nietzsche, the original bermensch, and meditate on the messages of Bodhidharma, a kung fu master Laugh, learn, laugh some , and ponder the messages of history s great thinkers as Van Lente and Dunlavey deliver this comprehensive cartoon history from the pre Socratics to Jacques Derrida

    One Reply to “Action Philosophers”

    1. RATS! I was kind of hoping they were all going to team up to fight crime . . .This was last year's Christmas gift for my son, the philosophy major . . . who is also known as the soon-to-be Starbucks' barista. So, what does the future hold for my intrepid scholar in this time of high unemployment and general lack of a need for people who like to debate about EVERYTHING? Well, as his adviser explained, he can write and he can think, so that gives him a leg up on a lot of other college graduates. A [...]

    2. The text presents (as far as I can tell) recognized, historical facts, while the artwork sometimes pokes a bit of fun at them by being too literal. The result is a relatively fun read that can teach you a great deal about history from ancient to modern times, how empires rose and fell, how people were ostracized and shunned by society because of their not-yet-accepted views that we now take for granted and how life was viewed by some of the greatest thinkers in history.Overall, it'a story of man [...]

    3. Good intro and refresher on many philosophers. Have you read some of these people before? Philosophical texts can be dense, this book is not. Consequently, the comic can help you dreg up some of the ideas that have settled at the bottom of your mind. The book helped me remember things I forgot about Mill and Hegel. I could compare these recollections to what I've distilled from reading Wittgenstein. I'm glad I just had to read a comic book to remind me instead of having to pick up the original t [...]

    4. This comic book is a great collection of philosophers. what is even better is the fact that each story about the philosopher includes a combination of their philosophy and life. This is quite refreshing because you get to know about the philosopher's life a bit more. The comics are fun and educational although I have to admit that some of the philosophers were harder to understand than others. I'll be rereading this more than once.

    5. I really loved the concept and all the theories explained. I could only get my hands on an online copy which ruined the reading experience a lot of the time for me (and that's the only reason I didn't rate it higher).

    6. I go back to this book again and again - it's such a fantastic introduction to so many great thinkers.

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