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I need to learn the main concepts in philosophy and some of the key philosophers and what they thought- to include some philosophy for my GAMSAT essay and I'm just wondering where do I start? Are there any books, any websites or videos anyone recommends?
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Some key philosophers I am aware of are:
Immanuel Kant
Thomas Aquinas
Betrand Russel
Gaunilo
Anselm
David Hume
John Stuart Mill
Jeremy Bentham
Thomas Hobbes
Locke
and so on

If you want to learn about the main philosophical points it might be useful to look at an A level text book. There are also loads of sites such as:
https://plato.stanford.edu/index.html

Might be a good idea to look at the 7 branches of philosophy first and see which would be useful for your essay:
Metaphysics
Epistemology
Anthropology
Ethics
Logic
Political Science
Aesthetics


It would probably be best to do some reading on ethics more, but it all depends on what you are looking to include in your essay
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(Original post by FutureMissMRCS)
I need to learn the main concepts in philosophy and some of the key philosophers and what they thought- to include some philosophy for my GAMSAT essay and I'm just wondering where do I start? Are there any books, any websites or videos anyone recommends?
https://philosophyalevel.com/
This website breaks down the philosophy a-level into each section and explains it really well. The a-level textbooks are useful but can be a bit wordy. Youtube has some really useful videos on Philosophy too.
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COuld do worse than Nigel Warburton's Philosophy: The Basics
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