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


Philosophy

Both easy-to-use and a stimulating read, this book is an ideal reference for anybody interested in philosophy, and especially for those who want a clear, entertaining exposition of the ideas that shape the way we think.

Author: Philip Stokes

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1788884469

Category: Philosophy

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'It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.' - Aristotle This illustrated guide showcases the major philosophers of the western tradition. Concise and informative, it provides an ideal introduction to their lives, ideas and the effect those ideas have had on the wider world. Both easy-to-use and a stimulating read, this book is an ideal reference for anybody interested in philosophy, and especially for those who want a clear, entertaining exposition of the ideas that shape the way we think. Key features: • A-Z format, covering the ideas of many of history's most influential thinkers, from Aristotle and Cicero to controversial contemporary philosophers such as Peter Singer and Jacques Derrida • At-a-glance summaries of the major works of each philosopher featured • Fully illustrated

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

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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 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.

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

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).

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: 328

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

Geometry s Great Thinkers

GEOMETRY'S GREAT THINKERS The History of Geometry Bonnie Coulter
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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.

CONCEPTS OF SOCIAL SCIENTISTS AND GREAT THINKERS

... AND GREAT THINKERS ISBN: 978-1-291-53786-4 This book, CONCEPTS OF
SOCIAL SCIENTISTS AND GREAT THINKERS, encompasses 734 ANDREAS
SOFRONIOU CONCEPTS OF SOCIAL SCIENTISTS AND GREAT THINKERS.

Author: Andreas Sofroniou

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291537864

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Great Thinkers on Great Questions

Drawing on a diverse range of views from such influential shapers of modern thought as Richard Swinburne, Alvin Plantinga and Keith Ward, Great Thinkers on Great Questions features discussion of key issues, including: • the existence of ...

Author: Roy Abraham Varghese

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 9781851686551

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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This innovative and challenging book presents cogent answers from some of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century to fifteen of the most enduring questions posed by humanity. For questioning minds who seek alternative philosophical viewpoints, this is a unique and accessible assessment of humankind's common experience that offers a new vision for the next millenium.

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.


Dear Friend You Must Change Your Life

In Dear Friend, you must change your life, we see some of the most fascinating thinkers in history at their most private and profound, reaching out to a friend, sharing, testing, confirming discoveries about the complexity of life, how to ...

Author: Ada Bronowski

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350089206

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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In Dear Friend, you must change your life, we see some of the most fascinating thinkers in history at their most private and profound, reaching out to a friend, sharing, testing, confirming discoveries about the complexity of life, how to rise above its hardships and enjoy its pleasures. We see writers embrace the roots of philosophical thought afresh, by grappling with real, lived experience, giving us unique insight into their ideas and worldviews that their more polished, public work often does not provide. We see artists sound the foundations of their artistic and moral integrity. Ranging from Seneca and Marcus Aurelius to Flora Tristan and Walter Benjamin, to Elizabeth of Bohemia and Giacomo Leopardi, to Mahatma Gandhi and Maurice Béjart, we see how the philosophical letter as a form of thinking, and thinking freely, spans across the ages and often forms some of the most interesting and lively of philosophical writings. Each letter is given a contextualising preface by an expert that brings out the reason this particular letter is a philosophical letter for life. As such, Dear Friend, you must change your life provides a unique introduction to an array of thinkers throughout history as well as an argument for philosophy as conversation, a conversation which has been ongoing for centuries.


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

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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.

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.

The Meaning of Life

The book aims to present the wisdom of sages, great thinkers, renowned writers, and philosophers, of many countries and time periods, in their own words, regarding life.

Author: William Gerber

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789051836912

Category: Philosophy

Page: 282

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The book aims to present the wisdom of sages, great thinkers, renowned writers, and philosophers, of many countries and time periods, in their own words, regarding life. The book also aims to place the numerous quotations from these sources in a structured organization, with introductory and explanatory comments and comparisons. Main Topics or Fields - See Organization or Principal Parts.