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Dummy’s guide to thinkers

If you want to drop names of famous thinkers, without coming across as ignorant, check out the For Beginners series.

books Updated: Aug 13, 2010 02:01 IST

If you want to drop names of famous thinkers, without coming across as ignorant, check out the For Beginners series.

The most intimidating philosophers are decoded in these irreverential non-fiction graphic novels. Foucault, Lacan, Descarte, Derrida, and Ayn Rand are some thinkers that feature in these books.

Some noteworthy titles:
Relativity and Quantum Physics For Beginners: An entertaining, yet understandable look at the bizarre scientific concepts of the 20th century.

Existentialism For Beginners: A fun look at the philosophies of thinkers such as Nietzsche, Kierkegaard and Dostoevsky.

Chomsky for Beginners: Not only does this title demystify his theory of Linguistics, it also has an ‘easy to follow’ interview with Chomsky.