Heads Up Philosophy

Word count

46500 words

Audiobook length

5 hours

Page Count

Hardcover: 160 pages

How long does it take to read?

Average Readers (@250 words/min) take 3 hours 6 minutes to read Heads Up Philosophy. Slower Readers (@150 words/min) take 5 hours 10 minutes to finish this book. Fast Readers (@450 words/min), on the other hand, will take around 1 hours 44 minutes to read Heads Up Philosophy

Reading Level

Based on analysing the text of Heads Up Philosophy, we estimate that readers of 14th and 15th grade will be able to read this book. This estimation is based on a number of readability tests devised by experts, some of which is listed here.

Reading Level by Flesch Kincaid Scale
Grade 21.2
Reading Level by SMOG Index
Grade 15.0
Coleman Liau Index
Grade 11.33
Dale Chall Readability Score
Grade 7.0

Book Description

The second installment in DK's new Heads Up series, Heads Up Philosophy addresses the issues and theories that are most intriguing and relevant to the curious minds of teens — making a difficult topic easier to comprehend. Questions such as "What is knowledge?" "What is reality?" "What is the mind?" and "What's right and wrong?" are all addressed, offering big ideas, simply explained. Written and designed specifically for the teen market, Heads Up Philosophy combines challenging but clear text with cool graphic illustrations that clarify and explain theories and arguments.

Biography spreads cover the famous quotes of great philosophers including Socrates, Aristotle, Friedrich Nietzsche, Epicurus, Plato, and Thomas Aquinas, while major theories and debates including epistemology, metaphysics, and ideologies are also explained. Heads Up Philosophy also includes case study panels, diagrams, and real world spreads to show how philosophical theories relate to everyday life.

Making a difficult subject more approachable, Heads Up Philosophy is designed to provoke, entertain, and stimulate young minds.