Story of Philosophy

Author: Will Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476702608

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

View: 5323

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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Geschichte der Philosophie

Author: Bryan Magee,Bernd Leineweber,Sibille Mischer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831090587

Category:

Page: 244

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The Story of Philosophy

Author: Will Durant

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3864034183

Category:

Page: 622

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"The Story of Philosophy" chronicles the ideas of the great thinkers, the economic and intellectual environments which influenced them, and the personal traits and adventures out of which each philosophy grew.
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Denker des Abendlandes

eine Geschichte der Philosophie

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868201277

Category:

Page: 430

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The History of Philosophy

Author: Anne Rooney

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499464002

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 216

View: 8048

Beautifully illustrated, this book traces the strands of thought in Western philosophy from the ancient Greeks to the present day. The book asks key questions in philosophy explored over the past 2,500 years. Within each question, approaches are considered in chronological order, showing how each philosopher’s thoughts have been influenced by those who have gone before. Following the Common Core standard of exploring how two or more authors approach similar subjects, readers will learn how thinking has evolved or diversified over time.
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The Story of Philosophy

Author: Will Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671739166

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 543

View: 8864

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

A History of Western Thought

Author: James Garvey,Jeremy Stangroom

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857385828

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 941

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. It's a story with plot twists, a murder, accidental discoveries, disastrous love affairs, geniuses, idiots, monks, and vagabonds. At the heart of it all are the ideas and obsessions that have captured great thinkers from the very beginning. 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. 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 biggest thoughts.
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The Story of Philosophy

The Lives and Opinions of the Great Philosophers

Author: Will Durant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 592

View: 7448

Inspiring and instructive chronicle of the world's great thinkers from Socrates to Santayana.
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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: 6106

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

Author: Bryan Magee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241241264

Category: Philosophers

Page: 240

View: 6835

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Das Philosophie-Buch

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831019694

Category:

Page: 352

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Classical Philosophy

A History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps

Author: Peter Adamson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199674531

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 3145

Classical Philosophy is the first of a series of books in which Peter Adamson aims ultimately to present a complete history of philosophy, more thoroughly but also more enjoyably than ever before. In short, lively chapters, based on the popular History of Philosophy podcast, he offers an accessible, humorous, and detailed look at the emergence of philosophy with the Presocratics, the probing questions of Socrates, and the first full flowering ofphilosophy with the dialogues of Plato and the treatises of Aristotle. The story is told 'without any gaps', discussing not only such major figures but also less commonly discussed topics. Within the thought of Platoand Aristotle, the reader will find in-depth introductions to major works, such as the Republic and the Nicomachean Ethics, and Adamson also looks at fascinating but less frequently read Platonic dialogues. This full coverage allows him to tackle ancient discussions in all areas of philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, ethics and politics. This is a new kind of history which will bring philosophy to life for allreaders, including those coming to the subject for the first time.
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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: 2698

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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A Little History of Philosophy

Author: Nigel Warburton

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300177542

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it. In forty brief chapters, Nigel Warburton guides us on a chronological tour of the major ideas in the history of philosophy. He provides interesting and often quirky stories of the lives and deaths of thought-provoking philosophers from Socrates, who chose to die by hemlock poisoning rather than live on without the freedom to think for himself, to Peter Singer, who asks the disquieting philosophical and ethical questions that haunt our own times. Warburton not only makes philosophy accessible, he offers inspiration to think, argue, reason, and ask in the tradition of Socrates. "A Little History of Philosophy" presents the grand sweep of humanity's search for philosophical understanding and invites all to join in the discussion.
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A Passion for Wisdom

A Very Brief History of Philosophy

Author: Robert C. Solomon,Kathleen M. Higgins

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195112092

Category: Philosophy

Page: 137

View: 9647

A multicultural examination of the three historical movements in philosophical thought and development over a 4000 year period
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