Review: A Brief Guide To Ideas: Turning Points In The History Of Thought

A Brief Guide To Ideas: Turning Points In The History Of Thought
A Brief Guide To Ideas: Turning Points In The History Of Thought by William Raeper

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Overall, this is a good introduction to some of the most important concepts in Western thought. Unfortunately, the good is occasionally broken by a single profoundly off-the-mark statement. If the reader can get past these by spotting and ignoring them, the introductory material is otherwise excellent in its inclusion of very succinct summaries of difficult material and fascinating, insightful quotes by related authors. The discussion questions included at the end of the book are great prompts for classroom discussion and activities that any teacher would benefit from taking a look at. This book is in serious need of a bibliography. I recommend this book for those who are already familiar with the material but wish to find ways to convey the information to a wider audience meaningfully and engagingly.

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