How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy

How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy

In the first global overview of philosophy, Julian Baggini travels the world to provide a wide-ranging map of human thought. One of the great unexplained wonders of human history is that written philosophy flowered entirely separately in China, India and Ancient Greece at more or less the same time. These early philosophies have had a profound impact on the development of In the first global overview of philosophy, Julian Baggini travels the world to provide a wide-ranging map of human though...

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Title:How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy
Author:Julian Baggini
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Genres:Philosophy
ISBN:1783782285
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:432 pages pages

How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy Reviews

  • E.
    Jan 23, 2019
    Ever since I began teaching philosophy in the 1990's I've tried to expand the canon and to include non-Western elements in my teaching. These movements have gained momentum more broadly in the academy in recent years, and so I've been trying to expand my understanding so I can be a bet...
  • Mike Steinharter
    Oct 11, 2018
    I so wanted to learn from this book; Understanding philosophies from around the world sounded quite interesting and it grabbed my attention at the bookstore and no doubt the author?s experience is extensive, but the writing just didn?t invite me in to learn and understand. To be fa...
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    Dec 13, 2018
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    Oct 25, 2018
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    Feb 03, 2019
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  • Dan
    Mar 16, 2019
    A book on, well, how people think around the world. At least assuming that the countries' philosophies reflect onto the people (and vice versa). Not the most rigorous approach, and the author's western bias can be noticed at several places, even though he specifically critiques western...
  • Peter
    Feb 24, 2019
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  • Max Gwynne
    Feb 02, 2019
    A fantastically enlightening book written with great intelligence by Baggini, a man who has certainly done an impressive about of research into the subject matter. However his writing style bogs the book down in density, unnecessarily so, and drags my rating down from a book that could...
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    Mar 04, 2019
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    Nov 04, 2018
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    Jan 12, 2019
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    Dec 16, 2018
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  • Nosemonkey
    Feb 03, 2019
    Interesting thematic (rather than regional) overview of global philosophy, taking a comparative approach to find similarities between disparate traditions. Very much aimed at Western audiences, and relatively top level - and so an accessible, easy, occasionally thought-provoking read a...
  • Indrani Ganguly
    Feb 20, 2019
    It would have been more appropriate to name this book 'How Some People Think' given it's largely the viewpoint of a middle-class Anglo-Saxon male. Women are dismissed with a summary comment ''women's voices are almost entirely absent from the world's classical traditions'. This is true...
  • Michael Layden
    Mar 20, 2019
    My training and my interests have largely been in the physical sciences. Philosophy is one of the glaring holes in my education. I have absorbed some ideas over the years and have a thin vineer of knowledge of western philosophy. This book has helped me think more widely both on the p...
  • Joel Goh
    Jan 05, 2019
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    Dec 16, 2018
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    Jan 31, 2019
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    Feb 07, 2019
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    Jan 23, 2019
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    Feb 16, 2019
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    Mar 21, 2019
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    Jan 20, 2019
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    Jan 19, 2019
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  • Jelger Beltman
    Dec 28, 2018
    Capturing the wisdom of this book in a review is next to impossible. The mind-expanding collections of philosophies really paint a beautiful picture of the world. The differences between individual freedom and social harmony explain the shortcomings of the western ways of thinking. The...
  • Alex
    Jan 18, 2019
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  • Alex G
    Dec 22, 2018
    Excellent book - fascinating reading, well put together, clearly written and full of things to think about. ...
  • Renee
    Nov 23, 2018
    Reading this book aloud in the car, discovering gems together over Kopi and Roti Prata, letting a stranger skim through it just before the start of a lecture, discussing it with my boss after a workshop, trying to explain its gist to a curious 7-year-old. These were my favourite memori...
  • Anri
    Dec 12, 2018
    He elaborates seemingly-indifferent concepts of different parts of the world together under certain blanket words (as in index), and it works. I found some chapters boring, as they seem to be a mere array of thoughts by using the corresponding words in foreign languages. Sometimes ...
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    Feb 02, 2019
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