Story of Philosophy

Few write for the non-specialist as well as Will Durant, and this book is a splendid example of his eminently readable scholarship.

Author: Will Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476702608

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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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

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.

Author: Anne Rooney

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1782129952

Category: Philosophy

Page:

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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

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

Author: Will Durant

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page:

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

The Story of Philosophy

Explore 2,500 years of Western philosophy, from the ancient Greeks to modern thinkers, with this ultimate guide's stunning and simple approach to some of history's biggest ideas.

Author: Bryan Magee

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780241241264

Category: Philosophers

Page: 240

View: 113


The Story of Philosophy

"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.

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.

The Story of Philosophy

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.

Author: James Garvey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857385828

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 899

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.


The Story of Philosophy

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).

Author: Christoph Delius

Publisher: Welcome Rain

ISBN: 9781566493529

Category: Philosophy

Page: 120

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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 Story of Philosophy

Author: John N. Wright

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781876633653

Category: Philosophy

Page: 209

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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'.

What the Tortoise Taught Us

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.

Author: Burton Porter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442205539

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

View: 527

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 lives and opinions of the great philosophers of the Western world.

Author: Will Durant

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Philosophers

Page: 543

View: 450

An account of the lives and opinions of the great philosophers of the Western World from Plato to Santayana.

Visionary Perspectives Reincarnated

This book was written out of a sense of hopefulness; a sense that there is an answer to the perennial question asked by members of our species: Is there a state of mind which I can attain which will make my life wonderful, a joy to live?

Author: William J. Pardue

Publisher: Arena books

ISBN: 1909421332

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 789

This book was written out of a sense of hopefulness; a sense that there is an answer to the perennial question asked by members of our species: Is there a state of mind which I can attain which will make my life wonderful, a joy to live? This certainly, is to me, the ultimate question for man. Questions of career, social relations, travel, and education must be of only secondary importance (at least in the grander scale of things). Most of us have known at least moments of true happiness but they are for most too few and too fleeting. The quest in these pages is for that elusive state of mind which has the power to produce changes in the physical environment mirroring the individual's dream life. This dream life is referred to here as the Golden Oneida (One Idea). This Golden Oneida will hereafter be the symbol for that state of mind and affairs which we all seek and which produces for each of us the highest good fortune. It is not a place but a condition a state of mind. It represents an attitude which the physical world recognizes and responds to even adjusts to. It is a mental state or level of consciousness in which the individual experiences the indigenous joy of him or herself and as such harmonizes, synchronizes his life with the flow of reality around him, with the Cosmic flux. This book reviews a selection of the thoughts of well-known visionaries throughout mankind's history as they relate to this search for the Golden Oneida. Each of them has their own path, their own philosophy, but in the end the common denominator is the discovery of the self, the necessity to find one's own light. Our obligation is to fulfill our roles and in so doing we advance the progress towards enlightenment of the whole. Our obligation is to strive for perfection in our daily journey through this adventure called life.

The Story of Philosophy

THE STORY OF PHILOSOPHY . CHAPTER I . THE FIRST PHILOSOPHERS .
WILL you do me a favour , reader , and abstract your mind for a moment ? Put a
barrier between the scene around and your eyes . Shut your ears to the myriads
of ...

Author: Aston Leigh

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Philosophers

Page: 210

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The Best of All Possible Worlds

"The Best of All Possible Worlds is a wonderfully engaging book. Nadler, with his characteristic clarity, has produced a true and rare philosophical page-turner."--Michael Della Rocca, Yale University

Author: Steven M. Nadler

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691145318

Category: History

Page: 300

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

The Story of Analytic Philosophy

general significance. This story, however, is not the only one that there is to be
told. In particular, there is also a story to be told about the revival of a version of
the realist conception of analysis. Perhaps this conception, the view of
philosophy ...

Author: Anat Biletzki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134716141

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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This unique collection looks at analytic philosophy in its historical context. Prominent philosophers discuss key figures, including Russell and Wittgenstein, methods and results in analytic philosophy to present its story. This volume assesses the challenge posed by changing cultural and philosophical trends and movements.