Gloria Origgi e Giulia Piredda, Filosofia, Egea, Milano 2016, pp. 130
The purpose of my contribution is to provide a critical reading of G. Origgi & G. Piredda, Filosofia (Egea 2016). The book is a compelling philosophical “compass” for those approaching the discipline for the first time. It is divided into five chapters. While the first plays the role of a prelude, the others focuses on truth, knowledge, mind, and values, respectively. The volume has the virtue of drawing attention on how concepts and ideas developed centuries ago are still the bedrock of contemporary philosophy. In comparison to other introductory books on philosophy, Filosofia is particularly short – and this is, unavoidably, detrimental to in-depth analysis as well as to the intelligibility of certain theories taken into account by the authors.