Posted: Apr 23, 2011 3:29 pm
by Allemann
Mick wrote:Copleston's series on the history of philosophy.


The woman asked for an introductory booklet, not an entire history of Western philosophy. :what:

Speaking as a philosophy major, the best way I found to introduce a layman to philosophy is to recommend him a philosophical work that isn't too long and doesn't presuppose a large preknowledge usually attained at lectures. Two of such works that come to my mind are Descartes' Meditation on First Philosophy and Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. It's philosophy without burdensome jargon and with enough content to stimulate one to think philosophically.