Thursday, July 15, 2010

Comics You Should Know - Action Philosophers!

First, because they're so damn cute, a messy drawing of Plato and Candy:

Candy is telling Plato that she'll kill him if he drops her, he's telling me to hurry up with the drawing because he doesn't want to die.

I probably won't ink this because I've got too much on my plate right now.

Comics You Should Know! Action Philosophers!

The Republic got your reeling? Symposium making you feel like a simpleton? Does the allegory of the cave sound like a drink you had last night instead of a metaphor for the perception of reality?

If you're like me and you've tried really hard to digest the works of Plato, which are still totally wonderfully relevant to this day, minus the misogyny and HUGE leaps of logic in order to make his theology better suit his own personal tastes, but sometimes find yourself tilting your head like a confused chihuahua at some of the big pictures he's trying to get at? Then look no further than Action Philosophers! to answer some of these questions!

Not just Plato, no, this book covers a huge range of philosophies from ancient to modern, from Lao Tzu to Derrida, with fantastic graphic clarity. Informative on its own, it also serves as a kind of cliff notes summary of these philosophers lives and philosophies which makes it a great companion book for anyone studying up on a particular philosophy.

It could have used a section on Adam Smith, but hey, can't have everything, can we?


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