Story of Philosophy

Story of Philosophy
Author: Will Durant
Release: 2012-07-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781476702605
Language: en
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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
Release: 1926
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
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Language: en
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The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time
Author: Will Durant
Release: 2002-11-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781439107140
Language: en
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A wise and witty compendium of the greatest thoughts, greatest minds, and greatest books of all time -- listed in accessible and succinct form -- by one of the world's greatest scholars. From the "Hundred Best Books" to the "Ten Greatest Thinkers" to the "Ten Greatest Poets," here is a concise collection of the world's most significant knowledge. For the better part of a century, Will Durant dwelled upon -- and wrote about -- the most significant eras, individuals, and achievements of human history. His selections have finally been brought together in a single, compact volume. Durant eloquently defends his choices of the greatest minds and ideas, but he also stimulates readers into forming their own opinions, encouraging them to shed their surroundings and biases and enter "The Country of the Mind," a timeless realm where the heroes of our species dwell. From a thinker who always chose to exalt the positive in the human species, The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time stays true to Durant's optimism. This is a book containing the absolute best of our heritage, passed on for the benefit of future generations. Filled with Durant's renowned wit, knowledge, and unique ability to explain events and ideas in simple and exciting terms, this is a pocket-size liberal arts and humanist curriculum in one volume.

The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy
Author: Will Durant
Release: 2022-02-16
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
Pages: 500
ISBN: 9780486848556
Language: en
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Pulitzer Prize–winning author Will Durant chronicles the lives and ideas of several key philosophical thinkers throughout history in this informative yet eminently readable text. An essential read for anyone fascinated by the development of Western philosophy.

The History of Philosophy

The History of Philosophy
Author: A. C. Grayling
Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9781984878755
Language: en
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“A witty, learned, authoritative survey of philosophical thought.” —The New York Times Book Review The first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions, from one of the world’s most eminent thinkers The story of philosophy is an epic tale, spanning civilizations and continents. It explores some of the most creative minds in history. But not since the long-popular classic by Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy, published in 1945, has there been a comprehensive and entertaining single-volume history of this great, intellectual, world-shaping journey. With characteristic clarity and elegance, A. C. Grayling takes the reader from the age of the Buddha, Confucius, and Socrates through Christianity’s capture of the European mind, from the Renaissance and Enlightenment on to Mill, Nietzsche, Sartre and, finally, philosophy today. Surveying in tandem the great philosophical traditions of India, China, and the Persian-Arabic world, and astonishing in its range and accessibility, Grayling’s The History of Philosophy is destined to be a landmark work.

The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy
Author: James Garvey,Jeremy Stangroom
Release: 2013-11-05
Editor: Quercus
Pages: 418
ISBN: 9781623653057
Language: en
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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.

The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy
Author: Bryan Magee
Release: 2016-05-02
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 240
ISBN: 024124126X
Language: en
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History of Western Philosophy

History of Western Philosophy
Author: Bertrand Russell
Release: 2013-04-15
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 933
ISBN: 9781135692919
Language: en
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Now in a special gift edition, and featuring a brand new foreword by Anthony Gottlieb, this is a dazzlingly unique exploration of the works of significant philosophers throughout the ages and a definitive must-have title that deserves a revered place on every bookshelf.

The Lessons of History

The Lessons of History
Author: Will Durant,Ariel Durant
Release: 2012-08-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781439170199
Language: en
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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.

An Invitation to Philosophy

An Invitation to Philosophy
Author: Will Durant,John R. Little
Release: 2003-08-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 108
ISBN: 0973174501
Language: en
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Perhaps more so than any other discipline, philosophy is best understood as a dialogue between the self and the great minds of the past--a dialogue that has endured for thousands of years. Drawing upon Pulitzer Prize winner Durant's essays, this volume presents a magnificent introduction to philosophy with an overview of its major branches. (Philosophy)

The Story of Analytic Philosophy

The Story of Analytic Philosophy
Author: Anat Biletzki,Anat Matar
Release: 2002-01-31
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781134716142
Language: en
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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.

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Author: Will 1885-1981 Durant
Release: 2021-09-10
Editor: Legare Street Press
Pages: 68
ISBN: 1015156835
Language: en
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Story of Thought

The Story of Thought
Author: Bryan Magee
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0789444550
Language: en
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Intended for the newcomer as well as the student of philosophy, this history of Western philosophy illuminates the major philosophical issues and analyzes the key works of the great philosophers.

The History of Philosophy

The History of Philosophy
Author: Anne Rooney
Release: 2016-07-15
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9781499464009
Language: en
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Beautifully illustrated, this book traces the strands of thought in Western philosophy from the ancient Greeks to the present day. The book asks key questions in philosophy explored over the past 2,500 years. Within each question, approaches are considered in chronological order, showing how each philosopher’s thoughts have been influenced by those who have gone before. Following the Common Core standard of exploring how two or more authors approach similar subjects, readers will learn how thinking has evolved or diversified over time.

Confessions of a Philosopher

Confessions of a Philosopher
Author: Bryan Magee
Release: 1999-05-18
Editor: Modern Library
Pages: 490
ISBN: 9780375750366
Language: en
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In this infectiously exciting book, Bryan Magee tells the story of his own discovery of philosophy and not only makes it come alive but shows its relevance to daily life. Magee is the Carl Sagan of philosophy, the great popularizer of the subject, and author of a major new introductory history, The Story of Philosophy. Confessions follows the course of Magee's life, exploring philosophers and ideas as he himself encountered them, introducing all the great figures and their ideas, from the pre-Socratics to Bertrand Russell and Karl Popper, including Wittgenstein, Kant, Nietzsche, and Schopenhauer, rationalism, utilitarianism, empiricism, and existentialism.

The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy
Author: Christoph Delius,Matthias Gatzemeier,Deniz Sertcan,Kathleen Wunscher
Release: 2015-06-07
Editor: Welcome Rain
Pages: 120
ISBN: 1566493528
Language: en
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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).

A Little History of Philosophy

A Little History of Philosophy
Author: Nigel Warburton
Release: 2011-10-25
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9780300177541
Language: en
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Presents an introduction to the ideas of major Western philosophers, including Aristotle, Augustine, John Locke, and Karl Marx.

The Mansions of Philosophy

The Mansions of Philosophy
Author: Will Durant
Release: 1941
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 648
ISBN: UCAL:B3622956
Language: en
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Sophie s World

Sophie s World
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Release: 2007-03-20
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781466804272
Language: en
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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.

History of Philosophy Volume 2

History of Philosophy Volume 2
Author: Frederick Copleston
Release: 2003-06-12
Editor: A&C Black
Pages: 632
ISBN: 0826468969
Language: en
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Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit and specialist in the history of philosophy, created his history as an introduction for Catholic ecclesiastical seminaries. The 11-volume series gives an accessible account of each philosopher's work, and explains their relationship to the work of other philosophers.