Wikipedia Tour: Key Philosophers
20 Installments—Entirely free
“The unexamined life is not worth living.” So said the famous Greek philosopher Socrates, one of the most famous and important voices in Western philosophy. That sentiment is undoubtedly shared by the other scholars in this Wikipedia Tour of Key Philosophers, which offers readers the opportunity to explore some of the key themes of western thought one day at a time. From Plato to Descartes’s famous proclamation “I think, therefore I am,” here you’ll find the thoughts and theories of men and women who have probed the human experience, explored the outer reaches of consciousness, and though deeply about what it means to exist. What makes us who we are? How do we know what we know? What is our relationship to the universe? These are the big questions that these philosophers tackle—and that you, too, can ponder.
The text of this Wikipedia Tour is available from Wikipedia under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.
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Opening Lines (Experimental)
Welcome to our _Wikipedia Tour: Key Philosophers_. Each day we’ll send you a link to a new article about an influential philosopher on Wikipedia. The introduction to each day’s article is included in the installment so you can choose to read just the introduction or the full article.
Reviewed by ouieggy on Feb 24, 2011
What the name says
I am no expert on philosophy, so I assume that this did cover a wide range of philosophers. As the series is about philosphers, I suppose it was natural that each entry focuses more on the biography of each philosopher. I find it a shame that key ideas of each philosophers was not really covered. I would prefer a longer tour with installments that focus on the philosophies rather than just the people.
Reviewed by Christiana on May 7, 2009
Informative, educational, and entertaining to the utmost. You can skim over lightly, or probe in depth.
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