This refers to the 1984 Bantam Books edition that is incorrectly called a (trade) paperback as opposed to a mass market paperback: it is a mass market paperback!
The print throughout most of the book is uncomfortably small except for the section describing the contents, the suggestions for further reading, and the glossary. The print in the latter parts is insanely small.
As philosophers you will appreciate the irony that the only human-sized text is in the index that of course refers you back to the other sections. If you use the "look inside" function to gauge the size of the print, be aware that the actual size is smaller than what is shown.
The great value here becomes manifest if your reading of the book causes a massive headache. You may think that the pain comes from the difficulty of the philosopher (a priori pain) or of the author's discussion of that philosopher (a posteriori pain). But the pain may actually be due to the excruciatingly small print (a printori pain)!
- Paperback: 426 pages
- Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group; unknown edition (January 1, 1985)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0553251619
- ISBN-13: 978-0553251616
- Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1 x 6.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 227 g
- Customer reviews: 81 customer ratings