Sunday, October 14, 2012

Book Review: Philosophy Without the Boring Bits

Without The Boring Bits
I like philosophy, but I can't say I want to revolve my life around it. Philosophy Without the Boring Bits fits my niche. Peter Cave takes many complicated and dry ideas, and makes them easily readable. Concepts that seemed alien and unknowable in a classroom are streamlined within just several pages. Reading this book is like taking that interesting philosophy class with that really cool, understanding teacher. The only downside is the limited amount of space to explain a concept in each chapter.

This is simply, Philosophy 101. If wanting more, one can imagine that is where the "boring bits" comes into play. Since this is to be expected from the title, it is not much of a negative. This book should succeed in broadening one's understanding of philosophy, and most likely, make one interested in the boring bits.