Acknowledgements Introduction 1 Understanding Ourselves 2 Understanding Public Debate 3 Understanding the World 4 Understanding How to Behave Conclusion Further Reading
Helen Beebee is Samuel Hall Professor of Philosophy at the University of Manchester. Michael Rush is a teaching fellow in philosophy at the University of Birmingham.
`Philosophy professors and students will find this wonderful little book to be a perfect gift for those who ask them what philosophy is or why philosophy matters.' Alfred Mele, Florida State University `Excellent, easy to follow, and informative. Beebee and Rush make a good case for the importance of philosophy in part by demonstrating the joys of engaging in philosophy.' Derek Matravers, The Open University