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The Philosopher’s Toolkit: A Compendium of Philosophical Concepts and Methods

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The second edition of this popular compendium provides the necessary intellectual equipment to engage with and participate in effective philosophical argument, reading, and reflection Features significantly revised, updated and expanded entries, and an entirely new section drawn from methods in the history of philosophy This edition has a broad, pluralistic approach–appealing to readers in both continental philosophy and the history of philosophy, as well as analytic philosophy Explains di… more about book…

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I need Go-To, but teenager friendly reads.(r/askphilosophy)

You’ll probably get a few comments suggesting Plato’s dialogues. Not a bad idea, and a lot of the interesting topics in philosophy go back to Plato. I’ll let more informed people talk about that though.

A couple of really accessible books that give an overview of some of the issues in philosophy are Stephen Law’s The Philosophy Gym and Julian Baggini’s The Pig that Wants to be Eaten. Both have really short (2-15 page) thought experiments covering a range of topics in philosophy. In the past I’ve suggested these books to high school students to get an overview of different topics and, depending on which ones they found most interesting, I’d recommend further reading in more specific areas.

These are good if you want to learn about philosophy. If you want to learn how to do philosophy then an accessible introduction is Baggini and Fosl’s The Philosopher’s Toolkit, which explains some of the argumentative and conceptual tools that philosophers use when making and evaluating arguments.

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Julian Baggini

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2

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Wiley-Blackwell

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