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Fernando Savater
The Adventure of Reflection

(La aventura de pensar)

Commercial Non-Fiction / Divulgation

  • Published: 18/02/2016
  • ISBN: 9788499926100
  • 352 pages

There is nothing more comfortable for us —nor more dangerous— than certainties. Our best defense against certainty is philosophy; which forces us to question, dares us to think and examine established truths to see what they hide. In this stroll through the history of philosophy, Savater introduces us to the big figures whose questions, and sometimes answers, have marked Western thought. Plato, Aristotle, Nietzsche, Marx, Ortega, Wittgenstein, among other philosophers. This book is an invitation to abandon clichés and share the wonderful adventure of reflection with the great philosophers.

About the author

Fernando Savater is a professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid, he put aside teaching in 1971 for political reasons, and then resumed activity at the UNED. From 1984 he was Professor of Ethics at the Universidad del País Basco and recently he was in charge of the chair of philosophy at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

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  • Germany : Pantheon