The information I was hoping to learn it was efinitely a mixed bag overallThe chapters are broken up by the school of philosophy they covered which I thought was uite sensible as it allowed for the grouping of similar ideas The information was explained in simple terms which efinitely made it suitable
for an introductory piece I appreciated that it covered philosophers and ideas from a variety of places times an introductory piece I appreciated that it covered philosophers and ideas from a variety of places times backgrounds The irectory of philosophers in the back was helpful and interestingI The Darkness did wish that it had addressed than just Western philosophy It often felt like Arabic Chinese Indian etc philosophy was of a side note and not a lot of effort was put into the information pertaining to it I also thought the layout was weird andifficult to read Illustrations intended to be read from bottom left to top right headings beneath the body text in the same rowscolumns that faced opposite Flyboy directions and so on It would have been a substantially easier and enjoyable read had it followed some sort of consistent ruleI would still recommend this to anyone interested in an introduction to philosophy especially for young adult readers but I feel certain there is probably a better introductory text out there and I intend to read after having been interested by the content of this book Where was HEADS UP PHILOSOPHY when I was in school This book would have saved me valuable time and the expense of the money I laidown for the college credit hours not to mention the highly over priced book I had to buy Now for 1599 I can get everything I wanted to know about Philosophy but was afraid to ask mainly because I could barely wrap my mind around the uestion let alone pull out the nugget of truth from what my professor a very tenured and opinionated person who prized the sound of his voice over the possibility of clarity A Dark Sicilian Secret decided was an appropriate answer Here you have all the big names in Philosophy from Bergson time as it is actually experienced to John Locke understanding the limits of human knowledge to Zeno the universe is made of a single unchangeable substance and everyone in between What is truth What is identity What is right and wrong In fact just about any moral uestion that faces a person in the course of their life is summarized here with an applicable answer You may not agree to the answer but isn t that the very nature of Philosophy The publisher DK hasesigned this book to be useful to teens as they grow into adulthood and seek to find answers to the many problems they are confronting But this book would be a useful guide to anyone at any age that seeks to be enlightened This book oesn t try to supply the answers it merely lays out a set of tools of thought one would use to seek their own solution To paraphrase if you give a person an answer they will survive for the moment Teach a person to think and they can conuer the world I won this book through Goodread. Major theories and ebates including epistemology metaphysics and ideologies are also explained Heads Up Philosophy also includes case study panels Black Beech and Honeydew: An Autobiography diagrams and real world spreads to show how philosophical theories relate to everyday lifeMaking aifficult subject approachable Heads Up Philosophy is esigned to provoke entertain and stimulate young mind.
review Heads Up PhilosophyI have never seen a philosophy book for kids before so in that respect this book is very uniue Even then it s meant for high school age students Although I am not sure a high school student would pick this up on their own for pleasure reading the book oes pose some great uestions for iscussion that could be used in a history classroom Teachers could use sections of this especially the entire section called Right and Wrong that features topics such as justice freedom and civilizations to bring a philosophical lens to historical events In that way this book would be great to use in the classroom for it s simplified texts and graphics 23 I won a first reads ARC copy of this book This review wasn t paid for and is my own views and opinions and nobody else ThanksI originally entered to win this book because I thought it looked really cool and interesting who oesn t want to learn about their mind and their actionsI was surprised and happy to have won and obtained a copy and I haven t looked through all of the book yet just browsed through it but I m rating it 5 stars for being both interesting and insightful I on t want to
give too much away but I will tell a couple of my favorite sections thattoo much away but I will tell a couple of my favorite sections that have read so far 1 Do ends JUSTIFY the means2 Is the world we know an ILLUSIONIf you like Philosophy or even learning some new things pick up a copy of this book because it really is interesting and it s something ifferent This book is a great introduction to philosophy As a philosophy major I was taken back to my undergrad years with most of the philosophical issues and arguments presented in this book While most of the concepts where focused on wester philosophy I believe that this book is a good source for a general survey to a philosophy course Yes the book lacks The Maid of Lorne depth but it is clear and makes it an interesting read for most people including youth who are interested in learning philosophy I received a free Advanced Readers Copy via the Goodreads First Reads program Review to follow soonRough Draft notes for ReviewThere is much to like in DK s Heads Up Philosophy For the most part itoes a serviceable job in covering some of the accessible points of philosophy I also appreciated that it gave a place of prominence to moral philosophy my favorite though I am not sure that team id a fantastic job of making clear concise and accurate pointsEarly on p 6 7 the book sets up philosophy in opposition to the ogmatic belief systems of religion It is science not religion that tells us how things are whereas moral philosophy is concerned with how things ought to be This takes the two major pillars away from religion it cannot be trusted to establish that which is emonstrably
True Nor Can Itnor can it the uestion of which actions are moral More on point is Many believe the universe was created by God and that there is some form of life after eath Others believe the opposite Of. The second installment in DK's new Heads Up series Heads Up Philosophy addresses the issues and theories that are most intriguing and relevant to the curious minds of teens making a ifficult topic easier to comprehend uestions such as What is knowledge What is reality What is the mind and What's right and wrong are all addressed offering big ideas si. ,
Ten we acuire our beliefs from our cultures communities
AND TRADITIONS BUT THESE BELIEFS CAN CHANGE NOT SOtraditions But these beliefs can change Not so ago most Westerners thought it was morally acceptable to own slaves and to prevent women from voting Now we know better It is the role of the philosopher to try to establish whether or not such beliefs are trueReligion cannot be relied upon to handle these issues not to the progressive Western mind As the authors write on p 9 philosophy teaches us not simply to accept conventional wisdom Philosophers emand rational justification rather than faith or prejudice and can offer new ideas as well as challenge beliefsThere is an issue with how Western philosophy is epicted as being separate from religion as opposed to Eastern philosophies p 13 inset It is not especially accurate and serves to further the myth of Eastern mysticism as opposed to Western rationality I received this book from a first reads giveaway I absolutely loved it Really got Me Thinking Deeper Than I Ever Have Before I Would thinking eeper than I ever have before I would this to everyone whether or not you think you like philosophy or not you will after this Received an ARC for this from Goodreads Classroom teacher lots of my students enjoy non fiction this is a great book for those students It isn t an easy or a fast book to read There are big ideas and ideas that challenge their way of teaching I ve had three students read
*this and all said it was very interesting and a little overwhelming This is part of a fantastic series *and all said it was very interesting and a little overwhelming This is part of a fantastic series books that simply explain ifficult concepts Lots of excellent graphics and very appealing layouts Felt a little repetitive in places but I think that s just the philosophy subject This book and the others in the series are ones that I would love to have in the classroom Interesting enough to be picked up and well written and esigned enough to hold the attention of a variety of readers An advanced readers copy was provided by the publisher for an honest review If this book had not been sent to me for a chance to review than I never would have purchased a copy myself I have not been that interested or given much thought on the topic of this book Philosophy However after reading this book I have a better understanding of just how important philosophy plays a role in our lives Having no knowledge of this topic I thought this book was very well written It was written with lots of great facts and information Yet at a level that someone like me can understand without feeling like this book was written over my head I found the information in this book to be very informative and interesting All of the references were good as well Check this book out if you are interested in philosophy I ve been generally interested in philosophy for a while but it isn t something I have put much time into learning about so I figured starting with some introductory books would be my best option While this Command Performance did have some of. Mply explained Written andesigned specifically for the teen market Heads Up Philosophy combines challenging but clear text with cool graphic illustrations that clarify and explain theories and argumentsBiography spreads cover the famous uotes of great philosophers including Socrates Aristotle Friedrich Nietzsche Epicurus Plato and Thomas Auinas while.