SHARON KAYE, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. She has published numerous articles and books, including Big Thinkers and Big Ideas: An Introduction to Eastern and Western Philosophy for Kids and Philosophy: A Complete Introduction.
"In The Philosophy Book for Beginners, Professor Kaye provides a handy guide to some of the greatest thinkers of all time and their most important insights. Drawing from Plato, Ayn Rand, God, and truth and justice, Professor Kaye opens up the world of philosophy to anyone who might 'dare to be wise'." --Jacob M. Held, PhD, professor of philosophy
"A truly delightful and wonderfully compact introduction to philosophy's key questions and major thinkers from ancient times to the present day. Kaye's engaging style and vivid examples make this the perfect guide for beginners. You are never too young (or too old) for philosophy, so I will be giving copies of this book to my children and my mother!" --William Irwin, general editor of The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series