Above and Beyond Philosophy is a book of critical metaphilosophy which scans philosophy’s main branches and demolishes most of their content. The author salvages what relatively little is left. There are chapters on metaphysics, theory of knowledge, logic, language and ethics. It also briefly examines philosophy’s fractured history, it’s defects of method, some of the appalling influences it has had on history, politics and culture, as well as evaluating it’s worth and providing pointers to a truncated future.
The book is accessible to the intelligent layman with no previous knowledge of philosophy, whereas most philosophy these days is written in technical language by university academics detailing small refinements to unprovable theories.