Philosophy A Very Short Introduction Edward Craig This is a nice introduction to Philosophy but it is not a conventional one It is not a history, for example, though it has historical elements and it is not a delineation of philosophy s specific fields e.g ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, and so on , though it talks about some of those fields. A Short History of Philosophy In this accessible and comprehensive work, Robert Solomon and Kathleen Higgins cover the entire history of philosophy ancient, medieval, and modern, from cultures both East and West in its broader historical and cultural contexts. Philosophy Philosophy from Greek , philosophia, literally love of wisdom is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language The term was probably coined by Pythagoras c BCE Philosophical methods include questioning, critical discussion, rational argument, and systematic presentation. Islamic Philosophy Online The Premier Islamic Philosophy site on the Web Welcome to the premier Islamic philosophy resource on the Web We are dedicated to the study of the philosophical output of the Muslim world. London School of Philosophy Philosophy for the Capital Our aim is to provide philosophy classes of the highest quality for thoughtful people in the London area Our courses cover key areas of philosophy in an accessible and professional way. The Philosophy of Composition The Philosophy of Composition is an essay written by American writer Edgar Allan Poe that elucidates a theory about how good writers write when they write well. Nihilism Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy Nihilism Nihilism is the belief that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated It is often associated with extreme pessimism and a radical skepticism that condemns existence A true nihilist would believe in nothing, have no loyalties, and no purpose other than, perhaps, an impulse to destroy. Plato Philosophy Pages The son of wealthy and influential Athenian parents, Plato began his philosophical career as a student of Socrates.When the master died, Plato travelled to Egypt and Italy, studied with students of Pythagoras, and spent several years advising the ruling family of Syracuse.Eventually, he returned to Athens and established his own school of philosophy at the Academy. Immanuel Kant s Life Philosophy Introduced in a Short Philosopher Immanuel Kant is perhaps best known for his systematic philosophical ethics, conceived of as a post religious framework for secular morality His primary ethical mandate, which he called the categorical imperative, enables us Alain de Botton tells us in his short Introduction to Feminism, Topics mit I Introduction Feminism brings many things to philosophy including not only a variety of particular moral and political claims, but ways of asking and answering questions, critiques of mainstream philosophical views and methods, and new topics of inquiry.