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Review of Plato and the Biggest Ideas Yet

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Plato and the Biggest Ideas Yet" by Greg Noyes.]
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The words "For Older Thinkers" on the cover of this book could have a double meaning. The original meaning is to indicate that the book is appropriate for children aged 13-17, but it could also apply to senior citizens. As an older thinker myself, I learned more philosophy from this book than from any of my college classes.

The Biggest Ideas Yet, with Plato by Greg Noyes is book four in his series, Think Like a Philosopher. The appearance of the book is my least favorite part. The colors and illustrations have a 1940s vibe that could be more appealing. Another negative is that I found too many errors for such a short book, which suggests a need for more careful editing. A final negative is the confusing illustration on the back cover. I was disappointed that the contents of the book did not contain an explanation.

Thankfully, there were more positives than negatives. Noyes accomplished his goal of making philosophy easy to understand. I liked the addition of Greek vocabulary words and definitions presented in a Greek font that appeared at the bottom of several pages. A page at the end of the book, "What You Learned," was a welcome addition as was the inclusion of "Comprehension Questions" on page 29. These features made the book ideal as a teaching tool.

Based on the negatives I mentioned, my rating is four out of five. I applaud Noyes for his efforts to promote philosophy and pursue truth. One of the quotes from the book reads, "Even when the world seems crazy, backward, or upside-down, know that there are plenty of wisdom-lovers still out there." If you are interested in promoting philosophy (the love of wisdom), this book is a good place to start. The other books in this series for older thinkers cover Thales, Socrates, and Aristotle.

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Y'all, this book here, "The Biggest Ideas Yet, with Plato" by Greg Noyes, seems like a mighty fine read for us older thinkers. The author aims to make philosophy easy to understand, and from what I gather, he accomplished that goal. The inclusion of Greek vocabulary words and definitions, along with comprehension questions, makes it a useful teaching tool. Now, there are some negatives: the book's appearance could be more appealing, and there are a few errors that need fixin'. But overall, I reckon it deserves a solid four out of five rating. If y'all are keen on promoting philosophy and seekin' truth, this book might just be what you're lookin' for. Happy readin', y'all! Engrossing read, lost track of time.
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alooma id wrote: 07 Jul 2024, 13:58 Y'all, this book here, "The Biggest Ideas Yet, with Plato" by Greg Noyes, seems like a mighty fine read for us older thinkers. The author aims to make philosophy easy to understand, and from what I gather, he accomplished that goal. The inclusion of Greek vocabulary words and definitions, along with comprehension questions, makes it a useful teaching tool. Now, there are some negatives: the book's appearance could be more appealing, and there are a few errors that need fixin'. But overall, I reckon it deserves a solid four out of five rating. If y'all are keen on promoting philosophy and seekin' truth, this book might just be what you're lookin' for. Happy readin', y'all! Engrossing read, lost track of time.
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This book is an interesting book that offers a refreshing approach to exploring philosophy.
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Greek vocabularies that were included can be great for the increase of knowledge of the reader.
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Review: After reading this review, I found that "The Biggest Ideas Yet, with Plato" by Greg Noyes appears to be an interesting book for older thinkers. The reviewer, an older thinker themselves, found the book to be highly informative and helpful in learning about philosophy. Although the book's appearance and editing could use improvement, the inclusion of Greek vocabulary words and comprehension questions added value to the content. This book seems like a good read for those interested in promoting philosophy and pursuing wisdom. I would give it a rating of four out of five. Richly textured world-building, felt expansive.
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