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By Justin E. H. Smith

What may the worldwide background of philosophy appear like if it have been informed no longer as a narrative of rules yet as a sequence of task descriptions—ones that may were used to fill the placement of thinker at varied occasions and areas over the last 2,500 years? The Philosopher does simply that, supplying a brand new approach of the heritage of philosophy via bringing to lifestyles six forms of figures who've occupied the position of thinker in a variety of societies worldwide over the millennia—the usual thinker, the Sage, the Gadfly, the Ascetic, the Mandarin, and the Courtier. the result's right away an unconventional advent to the worldwide heritage of philosophy and an unique exploration of what philosophy has been—and probably will be again.

By uncovering forgotten or overlooked philosophical activity descriptions, the ebook finds that philosophy is a common job, a lot broader—and extra gender inclusive—than we usually imagine at the present time. In doing so, The Philosopher demanding situations us to re-evaluate our concept of what philosophers can do and what counts as philosophy.

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