All you need to start reading this accessible introduction to the thought-provoking and pertinent field of philosophy, is an open and inquisitive mind. You will be encouraged to have second thoughts, to think twice about your gut feelings and intuitions and the assumptions and prejudices that often characterize our way of thinking and living. Each of this book’s chapters discusses things that matter in our lives. How should we organize our societies? What does human nature look like? How can we come to know things about the world we live in? These questions, and the diverse answers of philosophers that are presented here, will very likely require you to rethink what you thought you knew. This book is completely open access and freely available for everyone and for you to share with others. It is also open ended: an interactive version can be found here and will grow and be updated over time.
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