Philosophical Tales: Being an Alternative History Revealing the Characters, the Plots, and the Hidden Scenes that make up the True Story of Philosophy

Philosophical Tales: Being an Alternative History Revealing the Characters, the Plots, and the Hidden Scenes that make up the True Story of Philosophy

Author(s): Martin Cohen

Print ISBN: 9781405140362

Online ISBN: 9781444301045

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301045

Reviews


"We need more stories in philosophy, and Martin Cohen aims to fill this lacuna with Philosophical Tales. [This book] is intended for a general audience interested in a satirical introduction to overlooked aspects of Western philosophy and the lives of the great philosophers.  Philosophical Tales does tell a number of interesting stories, and any instructor of philosophy will find it handy to have these stories available to enliven a class.  Instructors will also find it valuable to use these philosophical tales to raise a compelling question: is a philosophy only as good as the philosopher who proposes it?" (Teaching Philosophy, December 2009) 

"Great philosophers only become well known after their deaths. Indeed, to speak of contemporary celebrity philosophers is oxymoronic. Still, one can't help wondering who amongst living philosophers will merit future Philosophical Tales. (The Philosopher, Autumn 2008)

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