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Introducing Philosophy

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CategoryBooks & Reference
Version1.1
DeveloperEldan Software
Added3 years ago
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by On September 27, 2011
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Introducing Philosophy is one of the Introducing Graphic Guides, an award-winning collection of books that employ text and graphics to explore the biggest ideas mankind has ever come up with. The app transforms the 174 page book into an interactive format enjoyable on all mobile devices including tablets, also featuring notes, comments and social sharing capabilities.About the BookPhilosophers have always enjoyed asking awkward and provocative questions. Some of these include: What is the nature of reality? What are human beings really like? What is special about the human mind and consciousness? Are we free to choose who we are and what we do? Can we prove that God exists? Can we be certain about anything at all? What is truth? Does language provide us with a true picture of the world? How should we behave towards each other? Do computers think?The book examines and explains the key arguments and ideas of all the significant philosophers of the Western world from Heraclitus to Derrida. Lively, accessible and never obscure, it is the perfect introduction for anyone who is intrigued by who philosophers are, and the sort of questions they ask. Topics covered include: ➔ What is Philosophy? ➔ Souls and Substances ➔ Dialectical Logic➔ Scientific Doubt ➔ Hume and Empirical Scepticism➔ The Meaning of Meaning ➔ Derrida and Deconstruction … and much, much more. About the AppThe Introducing App is more than just a direct conversion of the print edition. It is an adaptation of the content into a look-and-feel tailor made for mobile devices. Each page is broken down to be easily read on a smaller screen. All illustrations are animated to further drive the narrative, and to help clarify some very challenging ideas. This approach, named Story View, offers a completely unique way to enjoy the Introducing Graphic Guide series.For those who prefer the original book format, the tablet version also includes Classic View, which presents the pages exactly as they appear in the print version. Rotating the tablet allows readers to view one page at a time in portrait, or two at a time in landscape.Some other features include:➔ Complete Chapter Index➔ Page by Page Browsing using CoverFlow➔ Taking Notes Across Devices➔ Sharing Comments with Others➔ Twitter & Facebook Integration… and soon, reading across platforms.About Introducing Graphic GuidesINTRODUCING is a series of graphic guides that covers every key thinker and topic in philosophy, psychology and science, and many others in politics, religion, cultural studies, linguistics and other areas. Each book is written by an expert in the field, and illustrated by a leading graphic artist. There's no better or more enjoyable way to get your head around the biggest ideas mankind has ever come up with.

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