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Story of Philosophy

Story of Philosophy Author Will Durant
ISBN-10 9781476702605
Release 2012-07-24
Pages 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

The Story of Philosophy Author Will Durant
ISBN-10 9780671739164
Release 1991-01-01
Pages 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

Story of Philosophy

Story of Philosophy Author Will Durant
ISBN-10 9780671201593
Release 1961
Pages 412
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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

The Story of Philosophy Author James Garvey
ISBN-10 9781623653057
Release 2013-11-05
Pages 384
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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.

What the Tortoise Taught Us

What the Tortoise Taught Us Author Burton Porter
ISBN-10 9781442205536
Release 2010-11-16
Pages 200
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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.

The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy Author Bryan Magee
ISBN-10 1465445641
Release 2016-05-17
Pages 240
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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.

Confessions of a Philosopher

Confessions of a Philosopher Author Bryan Magee
ISBN-10 9780375750366
Release 1999
Pages 480
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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

The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy Author Christoph Delius
ISBN-10 1566493528
Release 2015-06-07
Pages 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

The Story of Philosophy Author Anne Rooney
ISBN-10 9781782129950
Release 2014-01-06
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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.

Four Seasons

Four Seasons Author Isadore Sharp
ISBN-10 1591842441
Release 2009
Pages 302
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A founder of the Four Seasons hotels shares the philosophy and values that he credits with his brand's success, recounting his rise from a disadvantaged child of immigrant parents while describing his commitment to superior design, quality amenities, and excellent service.

Basic Teachings of the Great Philosophers

Basic Teachings of the Great Philosophers Author S. E. Frost
ISBN-10 9780385030076
Release 1962
Pages 301
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Traces the major movements of and contributors to philosophic thought by examining such major issues as fate, immortality, education, and society

The Lessons of History

The Lessons of History Author Will Durant
ISBN-10 9781439170199
Release 2012-08-21
Pages 128
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A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, The Lessons of History is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize–winning historians Will and Ariel Durant. With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, the Durants take us on a journey through history, exploring the possibilities and limitations of humanity over time. Juxtaposing the great lives, ideas, and accomplishments with cycles of war and conquest, the Durants reveal the towering themes of history and give meaning to our own.

The Life of Greece

The Life of Greece Author Will Durant
ISBN-10 9781451647587
Release 2011-06-07
Pages 756
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The Story of Civilization, Volume II: A history of Greek civilization from the beginnings, and of civilization in the Near East from the Death of Alexander to the Roman Conquest. This is the second volume of the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning series.

Sophie s World

Sophie s World Author Jostein Gaarder
ISBN-10 9781466804272
Release 2007-03-20
Pages 544
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One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

The Story of Western Philosophy

The Story of Western Philosophy Author Francis H. Parker
ISBN-10 1587318202
Release 2014-07-10
Pages 338
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This book is a guide to the interpretation of the history of Western philosophy. It covers, in readable and clear text, history from the pre-Socratics to the modern period of the 19th century.

The Best of All Possible Worlds

The Best of All Possible Worlds Author Steven M. Nadler
ISBN-10 9780691145310
Release 2010-04-04
Pages 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 Oriental Philosophy

The Story of Oriental Philosophy Author Lily Adams Beck
ISBN-10 1590210891
Release 2004
Pages 440
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"The Story of Oriental Philosophy" offers insight into such Eastern scriptures as the Tibetan Book of the Dead, the teachings of Zen, and Indian sacred writing. (Philosophy)