How The World Thinks – Julian Baggini
Julian Baggini is a philosopher who has that rare talent of being able to be both profound and entertaining. This book is effectively a tour through world philosophies with an erudite and friendly guide.
He explores the philosophies of Japan, India, China and the Muslim world as well as lesser-known oral traditions of the first people of Australia and Africa. He interviews thinkers from across the globe to try and understand why issues such as why there is a preponderance of individualism in the West compared to the East and how has China resisted pressures for greater political freedom.
Through the book he shows that gaining a greater knowledge of how others think is the first step to better understanding ourselves.
Paperback. 398 pages.
13cm x 19.8cm x 2.5cm