Great Thinkers A Z

Covering philosophers as well as cultural and scientific thinkers-such as Foucault, Darwin, Einstein and Freud-who have had a major impact on philosophy, Great Thinkers, A-Z is the ideal book for anyone interested in the history of ideas ...

Author: Julian Baggini

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441144870

Category: Philosophy

Page: 284

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Great Thinkers, A-Z brings together 100 short, accessible snapshots of the people who have shaped Western thought from the ancient Greeks to today. The snapshots, written by the world's leading experts, describe a major thinker's life and work with suggestions for further reading on each one. Covering philosophers as well as cultural and scientific thinkers-such as Foucault, Darwin, Einstein and Freud-who have had a major impact on philosophy, Great Thinkers, A-Z is the ideal book for anyone interested in the history of ideas and in contemporary thought. Entries include: Adorno, Arendt, Aquinas, Aristotle, Augustine, Avicenna, Ayer, Bacon, Baudrillard, de Beauvoir, Benjamin, Bentham, Bergson, Berkeley, Boethius, Brentano, Butler, Camus, Carnap, Chomsky, Churchland, Cixous, Collingwood, Comte, Craik, Croce, Darwin, Davidson, Deleuze, Dennett, Descartes, Derrida, Dewey, Dilthey, Duns Scotus, Einstein, Foucault, Frege, Freud, Gadamer, Godel, Habermas, Hayek, Hegel, Heidegger, Hobbes, Hume, Husserl, Irigaray, James, Kant, Kierkegaard, Kripke, Kristeva, Kuhn, Leibniz, Levinas, Lewis, Locke, Machiavelli, MacIntyre, Marx, Macmurray, Merleau-Ponty, Mill, Montaigne, Moore, Nagel, Negri, Nietzsche, Nozick, Nussbaum, Paine, Pascal, Peirce, Plato, Plotinus, Popper, Putnam, Pythagoras, Quine, Rawls, Rorty, Rousseau, Russell, Santayana, Sartre, Schopenhauer, Searle, Seneca, Sidgwick, Singer, Socrates, Spinoza, Taylor, Turing, Vico, Weil, Whitehead, Wittgenstein, Zeno

Great Thinkers

"The Great Thinkers is a collection of some of the most important ideas of Eastern and Western culture - drawn from the works of those philosophers, political theorists, sociologists, artists and novelists whom we believe have the most to ...

Author: The School of Life

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9780993538704

Category: Idea (Philosophy)

Page: 480

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Simple tools from 60 great thinkers throughout history to improve your life today.

Philosophy

Philosophy: The Great Thinkers showcases the major philosophers of the western tradition. Written with the general reader in mind, it provides an ideal introduction to their ideas and the effects those ideas have had on the wider world.

Author: Philip Stokes

Publisher: Sirius Entertainment

ISBN: 9781788285643

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Philosophy: The Great Thinkers showcases the major philosophers of the western tradition. Written with the general reader in mind, it provides an ideal introduction to their ideas and the effects those ideas have had on the wider world.

Great Thinkers Great Ideas

Looks at the ideas of the world's great philosophers, covering such topics as moral philosophy, economic philosophy, and political philosophy.

Author: Vincent J. Falcone

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781439505557

Category: Philosophy

Page:

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Looks at the ideas of the world's great philosophers, covering such topics as moral philosophy, economic philosophy, and political philosophy.

The Great Philosophers

Whilst most people have heard of Socrates, Machiavelli and Nietzsche, many are less clear on their theories and key concepts. In The Great Philosophers, bestselling author Stephen Law condenses and deciphers their fundamental ideas.

Author: Stephen Law

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 184916746X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 220

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Since the beginning of time mankind has struggled with the big questions surrounding our existence. Whilst most people have heard of Socrates, Machiavelli and Nietzsche, many are less clear on their theories and key concepts. In The Great Philosophers, bestselling author Stephen Law condenses and deciphers their fundamental ideas. Avoiding the technical jargon and complex logic associated with most books on philosophy, Law brings the thoughts of these great thinkers, from Confucius and Buddha to Wittgenstein and Sartre, to life.

Sociological Insights of Great Thinkers

In this book, leading sociologists expand the scope of their discipline by revealing the sociological aspects of the works of great philosophers, scientists, and writers.

Author: Christofer Edling

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313384703

Category: Philosophy

Page: 370

View: 938

In this book, leading sociologists expand the scope of their discipline by revealing the sociological aspects of the works of great philosophers, scientists, and writers. * 32 short essays discuss sociological insights of scholars and writers who are not normally associated with any sociological school of thought * The organization of the work allows the reader to explore the broader ideas of sociology while moving towards insightful and current sociological debates * Contributors are leading sociologists from Europe and the United States, representing all streams of the discipline

Great Thinkers

Retells the Old Testament story of how the baby Moses was saved from death by the Pharoah's daughter.

Author: Trumbull Gillette Duvall

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Philosophers

Page: 320

View: 797

Retells the Old Testament story of how the baby Moses was saved from death by the Pharoah's daughter.

Insights and Oversights of the Great Thinkers

This is a reexamination of the history of philosophy, looking at neglected aspects of the philosophers' thought, interpreting their views in a sharply focused, controversial manner in order to show the origins and development within the ...

Author: Charles Hartshorne

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780873956819

Category: Philosophy

Page: 393

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One learns a great deal about a major philosopher by coming to appreciate his perspective on the history of philosophy. Here Charles Hartshorne gives us just such a perspective on the history of philosophy and thereby on himself. This is a reexamination of the history of philosophy, looking at neglected aspects of the philosophers' thought, interpreting their views in a sharply focused, controversial manner in order to show the origins and development within the Western tradition of the metaphysical and moral views represented by process philosophy. The result is a fresh look at the tradition. This is a clearly written, readable, original, and constructive interpretation of the history of philosophy in hte West from the sixth century before Christ to the present. As the best-known living representative of process philosophy, Hartshorne shows that it has anticipations in Plato, Aristotle, Leibniz, Hegel, Schelling, and many others, even including the materialist Epicurus and the atheist Nietzsche. Process philosophy and theology have significant overlap with the views of most of the creative, constructive philosophers and theologians of recent times, including Peirce, William James, Bergson, Heidegger, Paul Weiss, Berdyaev, John Findlay, Paul Tillich, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and others. This philosophy takes creative freedom, transcending causal determinism, and a generalized idea of sympathy--"feeling of feeling," love--as universal principles of life and nature.


Geometry s Great Thinkers

Introduces famous figures in the history of geometry and explains the principles that they proposed.

Author: Bonnie Leech

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404260733

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Introduces famous figures in the history of geometry and explains the principles that they proposed.

Philosophy

Weaving together thought-provoking debates, stimulating ideas and illuminating insights from the world's great thinkers, Philosophy: Theories and Great Thinkers offers a rigorous yet thoroughly accessible survey of the history of Western ...

Author: David Papineau

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781627950466

Category: Philosophers

Page: 224

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Why should we be good? Why should we value life? Do other people have minds? Philosophy strikes right to the heart of what it means to be human...Weaving together thought-provoking debates, stimulating ideas and illuminating insights from the world's great thinkers, Philosophy offers a rigorous yet thoroughly accessible survey of the history of Western thought from Plato to Derrida and beyond.referred to as the "the queen of all sciences" by none other than Immanuel Kant, philosophy is the study of, well, everything. What is reality? Is there a god? How do we gauge morality, reason, right and wrong? Should we even try? Analyzing these questions has been the great ongoing task of our philosophical tradition for centuries. And today, these questions continue to inspire, incite and confound us as each new generation adds a fresh new wrinkle to the quandary of human existence: Can we justify invading a sovereign nation? Dropping a nuclear bomb? Cloning? Abortion? Creating artificial intelligence? These debates continue to rage on all over the world in classrooms, living rooms, online, on television, and in this expertly curated book.Each chapter of Philosophy offers an in-depth exploration of the ideas surrounding a key category of contemplation, including the World, the Mind and Body, Knowledge, Faith, Ethics, Aesthetics and Society. Offering concise and informative studies of history's great cultural critics, and contributions from some of the biggest names in contemporary philosophy, this compact yet powerful volume is the perfect companion for anyone interested in tackling life's biggest questions.Featuring what the Humanist called A stellar cast of academic philosophers to guide the uninitiated through the fundamental questions,contributors to Philosophy include Tim Crane (The World), Jesse Prinz (Mind and Body), Adam Morton (Knowledge), John Graham Cottingham (Faith), Brenda Almond (Ethics and Aesthetics), and Jonathan Wolff (Society).

The Great Philosophers

The Great Philosophers traces the biggest and most influential thoughts in philosophy's long stride through history, beginning with the Ancient Greeks and Early Romans, the first philosophical thinkers in the West, to whom much is owed.

Author: James Garvey

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1848585152

Category: Philosophy

Page:

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Philosophy has been under way for more than two thousand years. The Great Philosophers traces the biggest and most influential thoughts in philosophy's long stride through history, beginning with the Ancient Greeks and Early Romans, the first philosophical thinkers in the West, to whom much is owed. How their concerns became the concerns of t...

The Making of Modern Economics

Here is a bold history of economics - the dramatic story of how the great economic thinkers built today's rigorous social science.

Author: Mark Skousen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317455878

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 793

Here is a bold history of economics - the dramatic story of how the great economic thinkers built today's rigorous social science. Noted financial writer and economist Mark Skousen has revised and updated this popular work to provide more material on Adam Smith and Karl Marx, and expanded coverage of Joseph Stiglitz, 'imperfect' markets, and behavioral economics.This comprehensive, yet accessible introduction to the major economic philosophers of the past 225 years begins with Adam Smith and continues through the present day. The text examines the contributions made by each individual to our understanding of the role of the economist, the science of economics, and economic theory. To make the work more engaging, boxes in each chapter highlight little-known - and often amusing - facts about the economists' personal lives that affected their work.

Great Thinkers of the Eastern World

Information on religious and philosophical thinkers from China, India, Japan, Korea and the Islamic world

Author: Ian Philip McGreal

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 505

View: 531

Information on religious and philosophical thinkers from China, India, Japan, Korea and the Islamic world


The Everything Great Thinkers Book

Provides profiles of men and women, including scientists, artists, religious leaders, philosophers, and figures in popular culture, whose ideas have shaped or changed the world.

Author: James Mannion

Publisher: Adams Media Corporation

ISBN: 9781580626620

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 291

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Provides profiles of men and women, including scientists, artists, religious leaders, philosophers, and figures in popular culture, whose ideas have shaped or changed the world.

The World s Great Philosophers

The 40 essays in this volume, written by an outstanding international assembly of scholars, provide cogent and accessible discussions of key philosophers from both Eastern and Western philosophical traditions – including Aquinas, Buddha, ...

Author: Robert L. Arrington

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470692952

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

View: 742

The World's Great Philosophers provides an introduction to and overview of some of the most profound and influential thinkers in the history of philosophy. Presents an introduction to and overview of some of the most profound and influential thinkers in the history of philosophy. Contains 40 essays, written by an outstanding international assembly of scholars. Provides cogent and accessible discussion of key philosophers from around the world. Conveys the historical panorama of philosophical thought on the nature of reality, the human condition, and basic human values.


Great Thinkers in Psychology

Much like history, psychology has its share of great leaders and thinkers. The
George Washington of psychology most undoubtedly would be Sigmund Freud,
the father of psychoanalysis. If psychology had a Thomas Jefferson, it would be
Carl ...

Author: Social Studies School Service

Publisher: Social Studies

ISBN: 1560041749

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Management Advice from the World s Great Thinkers

Having arrived near the end of this small work, it remains for me to say a word
about The World's Great Thinkers, the men and woman whose thoughts have
been considered here. Will Durant (1885-1981), a celebrated American historian,
had ...

Author: James Miller

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595257003

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 711

IS ANYONE SO WISE THAT HE CAN LEARN FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF OTHERS? VOLTAIRE Few are trained to manage, we study other things-marketing, engineering, finance, manufacturing, information systems and so forth. In the course of doing these things, some are identified for their brilliance, for their hard work, or by chance and they become managers. By then, they assimilated ideas (most of which are wrong) about business principles and management's role. That personal experience is insufficient for, as Henry Kissenger said of Presidents, they enter office with a store of ideas and principles that are exhausted in execution. The same can be said of managers, and because of these limitations organization structures evolved so that people of mediocre talent can run them. Unfortunately, mediocre talent produces at best mediocre results. In times of trouble, especially, organizations need an illuminating strategy, clear thinking, unfettered inquiry and the scouring of complacency. Advice from the World's Great Thinkers is designed to help managers deal with the myriad and plethora of unanticipated events that crowd their schedule.