Always like to take a quick look of each philosophers I gotta study with the help of the Wadsworth series. It may over-simplify the complexity of each philosopher yet it definitely fulfill the job in introducing you the titled thinker. Easy read as well.
HOWEVER, don't rely on the books. You need to do other readings in order to capture the essence of their thinking. Upon the Ricoeur, it seems to me the author did a fair job however did not pay enough attention to his later thought. Sad, cause I intend to explore more on his thought in justice and the action-text relationship.
To sum up, it does give you a general overview; yet for serious reader or philosophy students, please consult other secondary readings....Continua