The Problems of Philosophy
It can feel ridiculous sometimes to review a foundational text such a Russell’s the Problem of Philosophy. Who am I to critique the work of one of the world’s greatest philosophers? I’m just a kid from a small town with a public education. Still, here’s my two cents.
This is Russell’s very short introduction into the workings of philosophy, looking briefly (and a bit superficially) at the nature of knowledge, with name drops of many of the big dogs in the field. I believe the book is supposed to function as a kind of appetizer, get the reader interested in the subject of philosophy, and then deal with the subject in more depth in other works.
A good first book if you’re thinking about taking philosophy serious, probably best avoided if you already take it seriously.
Recommended for the enthusiast.