Story of Philosophy

Author: Will Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476702608

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

View: 6996

A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers—Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James, and Dewey—The Story of Philosophy is one of the great books of our time. Few write for the non-specialist as well as Will Durant, and this book is a splendid example of his eminently readable scholarship. Durant’s insight and wit never cease to dazzle; The Story of Philosophy is a key book for any reader who wishes to survey the history and development of philosophical ideas in the Western world.
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The Story of Philosophy

Author: Will Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671739166

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 543

View: 6453

Examines the history of speculative thought by focusing on such dominant personalities as Plato, Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche
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Story of Philosophy

Author: Will Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 067120159X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 412

View: 6335

Examines the history of speculative thought by focusing on such dominant personalities as Plato, Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche
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The Story of Philosophy

Author: Bryan Magee

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465445643

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 1741

Now updated and with a fresh new look, the highly successful The Story of Philosophy traces more than 2,500 years of Western philosophy, from Plato and Aristotle in ancient Greece to Saint Augustine and medieval philosophy, the golden century of German philosophy, Bertrand Russell and Albert Camus of the modern era, and much more. World-renowned philosopher and professor Bryan Magee expertly guides your exploration through the major philosophical issues, the important questions, and the key contributions of the great philosophers in this illustrated, accessible guide. Discover the great thinkers in their historical contexts and learn the influences that shaped their lives and work. In The Story of Philosophy, Revised and Updated, each philosophical movement includes profiles of key philosophers and their important works, historical contexts and influences, important quotes, and other related people and ideas. Full-color photographs, artworks, and illustrations illuminate every page. The Story of Philosophy, Revised and Updated gives you the information you need to think about life's greatest questions, opening up the world of philosophical ideas in a way that can be easily understood by students and by anyone fascinated by the ways we form our social, political, and ethical ideas.
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The Story of Philosophy

Author: James Garvey,Jeremy Stangroom

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623653053

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

View: 3749

The Story of Philosophy sees philosophy for what it is: a passionate, exhilarating quest for human understanding that cannot be reduced to dry categories or simple definitions. Accessible writing, brilliant scholarship and over 150 colour illustrations combine to form a richly informative and highly entertaining work of narrative history. Packed with intriguing anecdotes and fascinating detail, James Garvey and Jeremy Stangroom bring us face to face with the most important philosophers in western history. The story begins with the Ancient Greeks, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, great thinkers who set the philosophical agenda to this day. It continues with Greek and Roman philosophers--slaves and emperors who found consolation in deep thoughts about life and death--and moves on to the religious thinkers of the Middle Ages. The origins of modern science, politics, and morality are examined, alongside theories of knowledge, logic, mind and matter. Along the way, you'll discover Descartes' evil demon, Locke on the limits of knowledge, Rousseau and Hobbes on human nature, Hume's scepticism, Kant on duty, Nietzsche's Superman, Marx on class struggle, Russell's logic, Wittgenstein on meaning, Sartre on bad faith, Foucault's take on power, and much more. Rigorous, refreshingly free of academic jargon, and highly accessible, this is the ideal introduction for anyone who wants to gain a new perspective on philosophy's deepest mysteries and most intriguing discoveries.
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What the Tortoise Taught Us

The Story of Philosophy

Author: Burton Porter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442205539

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

View: 4745

What the Tortoise Taught Us offers a lively, concise journey through western philosophy that explores the lives of major philosophers, their ideas, and how their thinking continues to influence our lives today.
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The Story of Philosophy

From Antiquity to the Present

Author: Christoph Delius,Matthias Gatzemeier,Deniz Sertcan,Kathleen Wunscher

Publisher: Hf Ullmann

ISBN: 9783848004287

Category: Philosophy

Page: 120

View: 960

This volume retraces the story and development of philosophy from the antique times to our days, with numerous illustrations and excurses about major philosophers, thinkers, theoricians, and movements. This is an ideal textbook for students and anyone interested to know more about philosophy.
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Confessions of a Philosopher

A Personal Journey Through Western Philosophy from Plato to Popper

Author: Bryan Magee

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0375750363

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

View: 5258

The author shares his personal discovery of philosophical questions and the great philosophers, while introducing the reader to the ideas of Russell, Kant, Nietzsche, and Popper
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The Story of Philosophy

From Ancient Greeks to Great Thinkers of Modern Times

Author: Anne Rooney

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1782129952

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 2833

A companion volume to The Story of Mathematics, The Story of Medicine and The Story of Physics, this book traces the strands of thought in western philosophy from the Ancient Greeks to the present day. Approaches to key questions are considered in chronological order, showing how each philosopher's thoughts have been influenced by those who have gone before, and have evolved or diversified over time. The Story of Philosophy includes easily absorbed explorations of all five branches of philosophy (metaphysics, epistemology, logic, ethics and aesthetics). The accessible format features full-colour illustrations and panels giving biographies of important figures, accounts of important texts, and definitions of key philosophical concepts.
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Four Seasons

The Story of a Business Philosophy

Author: Isadore Sharp

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781591842446

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

View: 1737

A founder of the Four Seasons hotels shares the philosophy and values that he credits with his brand's success, recounting his rise from a disadvantaged child of immigrant parents while describing his commitment to superior design, quality amenities, and excellent service.
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Philosophy and the Social Problem

Author: Will Durant

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1776532031

Category: Philosophy

Page: 195

View: 1183

Will Durant was an influential American philosopher who sought to offer a unified perspective of the whole of Western thought, as well as to present philosophical issues and problems in accessible language that could appeal to a broad audience. In Philosophy and the Social Problem, Durant tackles his greatest concern: that of reducing human misery by changing our social and political institutions.
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Basic Teachings of the Great Philosophers

A Survey of Their Basic Ideas

Author: S. E. Frost

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books

ISBN: 038503007X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 301

View: 7871

Traces the major movements of and contributors to philosophic thought by examining such major issues as fate, immortality, education, and society
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The Lessons of History

Author: Will Durant,Ariel Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439170193

Category: History

Page: 128

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A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, The Lessons of History is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize–winning historians Will and Ariel Durant. With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, the Durants take us on a journey through history, exploring the possibilities and limitations of humanity over time. Juxtaposing the great lives, ideas, and accomplishments with cycles of war and conquest, the Durants reveal the towering themes of history and give meaning to our own.
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The Life of Greece

The Story of Civilization

Author: Will Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451647581

Category: History

Page: 756

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The Story of Civilization, Volume II: A history of Greek civilization from the beginnings, and of civilization in the Near East from the Death of Alexander to the Roman Conquest. This is the second volume of the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning series.
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Sophie's World

A Novel About the History of Philosophy

Author: Jostein Gaarder

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466804270

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.
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The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

Author: Will Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439107149

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

View: 5104

A wise and witty compendium of the greatest thoughts, greatest minds, and greatest books of all time -- listed in accessible and succinct form -- by one of the world's greatest scholars. From the "Hundred Best Books" to the "Ten Greatest Thinkers" to the "Ten Greatest Poets," here is a concise collection of the world's most significant knowledge. For the better part of a century, Will Durant dwelled upon -- and wrote about -- the most significant eras, individuals, and achievements of human history. His selections have finally been brought together in a single, compact volume. Durant eloquently defends his choices of the greatest minds and ideas, but he also stimulates readers into forming their own opinions, encouraging them to shed their surroundings and biases and enter "The Country of the Mind," a timeless realm where the heroes of our species dwell. From a thinker who always chose to exalt the positive in the human species, The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time stays true to Durant's optimism. This is a book containing the absolute best of our heritage, passed on for the benefit of future generations. Filled with Durant's renowned wit, knowledge, and unique ability to explain events and ideas in simple and exciting terms, this is a pocket-size liberal arts and humanist curriculum in one volume.
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The Story of Western Philosophy

Author: Francis H. Parker

Publisher: St. Augustine's Press

ISBN: 9781587318207

Category: Philosophy

Page: 338

View: 3728

This book is a guide to the interpretation of the history of Western philosophy. It covers, in readable and clear text, history from the pre-Socratics to the modern period of the 19th century.
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The Best of All Possible Worlds

A Story of Philosophers, God, and Evil in the Age of Reason

Author: Steven M. Nadler,Steven Nadler

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691145318

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 9667

Discusses the relationship between three great philosophers of the Age of Reason and their thoughts on evil and why it existed.
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The Story of Oriental Philosophy

Author: Lily Adams Beck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781590210895

Category: Philosophy

Page: 440

View: 9236

"The Story of Oriental Philosophy" offers insight into such Eastern scriptures as the Tibetan Book of the Dead, the teachings of Zen, and Indian sacred writing. (Philosophy)
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