Fot many, philosophy is a difficult, almost unapproachable field - just understanding it seems to require more knowladge than most students and general readers could possibly have. That's how Masterpieces of World Philosopy can help you to truly grasp the ideas of Aristotle and Aquinas Confucius and Camus: it examines and summerizes nearly one hundered influential works through critical essays that focus on their themes and major points.
Based on the award-winning, five-volume reference, World Philosophy, each essay explains the historical background of the work, the life of its author, and its influence on modern thought. Alternate views of the philosopher's ideas are provided through reviews of important critical works, and reading lists help you find sources for additional information.
With Masterpieces of World Philosophy, the ideas that have shaped our world-from the ancients to the thinkers of our own time- are at your fingertips.