What this is
This is a short booklet that introduces philosophy to readers in a practical way. It is not the same as a critical thinking textbook, nor is it a ‘corporate philosophy’ lesson. Each of the 5 major branches of philosophy are covered in one chapter.
The reader is not expected to know much about the subject.
What it has to do with being young or self centred
Personally, I started studying philosophy for a while when I was young, but adult. I was always reading the philosophers to see what, if anything, they had to say might be of personal relevance or of personal use.
OK, I admit that Time and Cosmos are part of philosophy, but not all philosophy is the same and a lot of it involves the issues of ‘what is the best way to live’. I won’t go into it much further; I just wanted to point out that I wrote this booklet assuming that you might be just as interested in philosophy you can put to use for yourself as I was.
Again, this one is not a critical thinking textbook, but there are some tips about logic in this book, which is also what at least 50% of critical thinking is rooted in.