The Story of Philosophy

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.

Author: Will Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671739166

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 543

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Examines the history of speculative thought by focusing on such dominant personalities as Plato, Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche

The Story of Philosophy

Presents philosophers and their views from before Socrates to the present and explores possibilities for the future.

Author: Bryan Magee

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780751333329

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Philosophy is a subject that influences many aspects of our lives and our understanding of our experiences yet it can seem dauntingly inaccessible. This book features history of Western philosophy. It traces over 2500 years of Western philosophy from the Ancient Greeks to modern thinkers.

The Story of Philosophy

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.

Author: Will Durant

Publisher: New York : Simon ans Schuster, 1927 [c1926]

ISBN:

Category: Philosophers

Page: 577

View: 273

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. 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 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: Quercus

ISBN: 1623653053

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

View: 542

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

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 ...

Author: Will Durant

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780671816742

Category:

Page:

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For use in schools and libraries only. 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 t


The Age of Voltaire

A biography of Voltaire and a history of the age he represented

Author: Will Durant

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 898

View: 323

A biography of Voltaire and a history of the age he represented

The Story of Philosophy

A History of Western Thought James Garvey, Jeremy Stangroom. philosophical ambition, with thinkers like René Descartes, Baruch Spinoza,Gottfried Leibniz, ...

Author: James Garvey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857385828

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 895

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

the lives and opinions of the greater philosophers Will Durant.

Author: Will Durant

Publisher: Irwin and Gordon

ISBN:

Category: Philosophers

Page: 592

View: 642

An account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers--Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James and Dewey.

The Story of Philosophy

The story of philosophy starts in Ancient Greece in the sixth century BCE. Finding 'the truth which is true for me': this is the business of philosophy.

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 Great Philosophers

The author interviews modern philosophers and writers such as Martha Nussbaum and Peter Singer on the major figures in the history of Western philosophy, from Plato and Aristotle to Russell and Wittgenstein.

Author: Bryan Magee

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780192893222

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 244

The author interviews modern philosophers and writers such as Martha Nussbaum and Peter Singer on the major figures in the history of Western philosophy, from Plato and Aristotle to Russell and Wittgenstein.

Confessions of a Philosopher

In this inspirational book Bryan Magee tells the story of his discovery of philosophy, and in doing so introduces the subject to his reader.

Author: Bryan Magee

Publisher: George Weidenfeld & Nicholson

ISBN: 9780297819592

Category: Philosophers

Page: 503

View: 936

In this inspirational book Bryan Magee tells the story of his discovery of philosophy, and in doing so introduces the subject to his reader. Experiences of everyday life provide discussion of philosophers and explain why certain philosophical questions persistently exercise our minds. With great fluency Magee untangles philosophy, making it seem part of everyone's life. Intensely personal and brimming with infectious enthusiasm, this is a wonderful introduction to philosophy by one of the most elegant and accessible writers on the subject.

The Renaissance

Studies the economic and industrial background of the Renaissance and discusses why Italy was the first nation to experience this cultural awakening

Author: Will Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671616005

Category: History

Page: 776

View: 316

Studies the economic and industrial background of the Renaissance and discusses why Italy was the first nation to experience this cultural awakening

The Story of Western Philosophy

This book was born of the paperback boom, and it is meant as an aid in the interpretation of the history of Western philosophy.

Author: Francis H. Parker

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 338

View: 940

This book was born of the paperback boom, and it is meant as an aid in the interpretation of the history of Western philosophy. It is designed especially for use in a course in the history of philosophy, but I hope that it may also prove useful for other purposes, such as an historical introduction to philosophy or a comprehensive review of the history of philosophy or just as a help to the general reader trying to make some sense out of the history of Western philosophy.-Preface.


What the Tortoise Taught Us

The book includes the philosophies and lives of the ancient philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, and continues through time into the Middle Ages with St. Thomas Aquinas, to the Renaissance, and beyond.

Author: Burton Frederick Porter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781442205512

Category: Philosophy

Page: 205

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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. Using a chronological approach, Burton Porter shows how various philosophers address life's big questions. By putting each philosopher and their ideas into historical context, he helps us understand how certain ideas developed based on the thinking of the time, and how those ideas have influenced our modern perceptions. Using familiar language and interesting anecdotes, Porter provides us with an extremely readable and lively history that takes themes that characterize each age to reflect on the greater human experience. The book includes the philosophies and lives of the ancient philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, and continues through time into the Middle Ages with St. Thomas Aquinas, to the Renaissance, and beyond. Porter explores the metaphysics of Descartes and Hobbs; the epistemology of Hume and Berkeley, and the ethics of Kant and Mill among others. Finally he concludes with contemporary issues, including racism, abortion, and modern feminism. Porter is able to explain these complex ideas in a clear, simple, and straightforward way. What the Tortoise Taught Us is a balanced and approachable look at life's basic questions through the eyes of the philosophers that have helped shape modern thought.

Story of Islamic Philosophy The

Now Tarabishi hurries to connect what J abiri disconnected by connecting what he had previously disconnected: “In writing the history of the philosophy of ...

Author: Salman H. Bashier

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438437447

Category: PHILOSOPHY

Page: 209

View: 536

Offers a new interpretation of medieval Islamic philosophy, one informed by Platonic mysticism.

The Story of Philosophy

About the Book Books on Philosophy consider the ideas of philosophers through the ages about fundamentals of human values and existence, and how they play out in the activities and behaviors of human beings.

Author: Aston Leigh

Publisher: Trieste Publishing

ISBN: 9780649714087

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

View: 773

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