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Story of Philosophy

Story of Philosophy
  • Author : Will Durant
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  • Release Date :2012-07-24
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 1476702608
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Summary : 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.

The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy
  • Author : Will Durant
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  • Release Date :1961
  • Total pages :543
  • ISBN : 0671739166
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Summary : Examines the history of speculative thought by focusing on such dominant personalities as Plato, Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche

Story of Philosophy

Story of Philosophy
  • Author : Will Durant
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  • Release Date :1961
  • Total pages :412
  • ISBN : 067120159X
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Summary : Examines the history of speculative thought by focusing on such dominant personalities as Plato, Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche

The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy
  • Author : Bryan Magee
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  • Release Date :2016-05-02
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9780241241264
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The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy
  • Author : James Garvey,Jeremy Stangroom
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  • Release Date :2013-11-05
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 1623653053
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Summary : 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.

The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy
  • Author : Anne Rooney
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  • Release Date :2014-01-06
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 1782129952
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Summary : 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.

The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy
  • Author : Bryan Magee
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  • Release Date :2016-05-17
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9781465445643
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Summary : 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.

The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy
  • Author : Will Durant
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  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :704
  • ISBN :
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Summary : Examines the history of speculative thought by focusing on such dominant personalities as Plato, Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche.

The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy
  • Author : Will Durant
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  • Release Date :1938
  • Total pages :592
  • ISBN :
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The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy
  • Author : Will Durant
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  • Release Date :2012-01
  • Total pages :622
  • ISBN : 3864034183
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Summary : "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.

The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy
  • Author : Christoph Delius,Matthias Gatzemeier,Deniz Sertcan,Kathleen Wunscher
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  • Release Date :2015-06-07
  • Total pages :120
  • ISBN : 9781566493529
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Summary : A volume in the "Compact Knowledge Series," this title provides a well-illustrated survey of philosophy. Beginning in Classical Antiquity (the Greeks and Romans), the survey moves through the Middles Ages (the emergence of Scholasticism), The Renaissance, Rationalism and Empiricism in the Seventeenth Century, The Enlightenment, German Idealism, Positivism and Pragmatism in the 19th Century and on into the Present. Includes a Glossary and Index of Persons. Also available in this series: The Story of Architecture (978-1-56649-354-3) and The Story of World Religions (978-1-56649-353-6).

The History of Philosophy

The History of Philosophy
  • Author : A. C. Grayling
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  • Release Date :2019-06-20
  • Total pages :720
  • ISBN : 0241980860
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Summary : 'Updating Bertrand Russell for the 21st century . . . a cerebrally enjoyable survey, written with great clarity and touches of wit . . . The non-western section throws up some fascinating revelations' Sunday Times The story of philosophy is an epic tale: an exploration of the ideas, views and teachings of some of the most creative minds known to humanity. But since the long-popular classic Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy, first published in 1945, there has been no comprehensive and entertaining, single-volume history of this great intellectual journey. With his characteristic clarity and elegance A. C. Grayling takes the reader from the world-views and moralities before the age of the Buddha, Confucius and Socrates, through Christianity's dominance of the European mind to the Renaissance and Enlightenment, and on to Mill, Nietzsche, Sartre, and philosophy today. And, since the story of philosophy is incomplete without mention of the great philosophical traditions of India, China and the Persian-Arabic world, he gives a comparative survey of them too. Intelligible for students and eye-opening for philosophy readers, he covers epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics, logic, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language, political philosophy and the history of debates in these areas of enquiry, through the ideas of the celebrated philosophers as well as less well-known influential thinkers. He also asks what we have learnt from this body of thought, and what progress is still to be made. The first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of philosophy for decades, remarkable for its range and clarity, this is a landmark work.

What the Tortoise Taught Us

What the Tortoise Taught Us
  • Author : Burton Porter
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  • Release Date :2010-11-16
  • Total pages :200
  • ISBN : 1442205539
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Summary : 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.

The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy
  • Author : John N. Wright
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  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :209
  • ISBN : 9781876633653
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Summary : Overview of Western philosophy from its beginnings in the Middle East over 2500 years ago up to the present day. Discusses ancient thought, medieval philosophy, the beginnings of modern philosophy, and selected issues in modern philosophy. Also examines specific philosophical arguments. Includes bibliography and index. Author is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, and Convenor of the discipline of Philosophy, at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He has previously written 'Science and the Theory of Rationality', 'Realism and Explanatory Priority', and 'The Ethics of Economic Rationalism: The Moral Cost of the Pursuit of Economic Efficiency'.

The Best of All Possible Worlds

The Best of All Possible Worlds
  • Author : Steven M. Nadler,Steven Nadler
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  • Release Date :2010-04-04
  • Total pages :300
  • ISBN : 0691145318
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Summary : Discusses the relationship between three great philosophers of the Age of Reason and their thoughts on evil and why it existed.

The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time
  • Author : Will Durant
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  • Release Date :2002-11-07
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 1439107149
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Summary : 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.

The Philosophy of Bertrand Russell

The Philosophy of Bertrand Russell
  • Author : George Santayana
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  • Release Date :2018-01-19
  • Total pages :51
  • ISBN : 1537818902
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Summary : In its chase after idols this age has not wholly forgotten the gods, and reason and faith in reason are not left without advocates. Some years ago, at Trinity College, Cambridge, Mr. G.E. Moore began to produce a very deep impression amongst the younger spirits by his powerful and luminous dialectic. Like Socrates, he used all the sharp arts of a disputant in the interests of common sense and of an almost archaic dogmatism. Those who heard him felt how superior his position was, both in rigour and in force, to the prevailing inversions and idealisms. The abuse of psychology, rampant for two hundred years, seemed at last to be detected and challenged; and the impressionistic rhetoric that philosophy was saturated with began to be squeezed out by clear questions, and by a disconcerting demand for literal sincerity. German idealism, when we study it as a product of its own age and country, is a most engaging phenomenon; it is full of afflatus, sweep, and deep searchings of heart; but it is essentially romantic and egotistical, and all in it that is not soliloquy is mere system-making and sophistry...

The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy
  • Author : Abraham Aaron Roback
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  • Release Date :1927
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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Confessions of a Philosopher

Confessions of a Philosopher
  • Author : Bryan Magee
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  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :480
  • ISBN : 0375750363
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Summary : 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

A Little History of Philosophy

A Little History of Philosophy
  • Author : Nigel Warburton
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  • Release Date :2011-10-25
  • Total pages :260
  • ISBN : 0300152086
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Summary : 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.