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Not what I was hoping it would be
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2016
This book is okay, just not what I was hoping for. It follows the style typical from DK, with lots of information and side bars packed onto each page. It does a good job of describing the history of philosophy in a very simplistic way, which is what I would expect. However, I noticed toward the end of the book, when modern subjects were being covered, it took a turn. I bought this book because I am hoping to help my children to learn "how" to think, rather than "what" to think. The final quarter or so is quite slanted toward a particular political orientation (for example, one entire section is titled "Communities Matter, Not Individuals"... no debate or discussion), and presents a number of ideas as simple facts. This made this book unsuitable for my purposes.