The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy
Author: Will Durant
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2022-04-05
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780486850801

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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 Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy
Author: Will Durant
Publsiher: Irwin and Gordon
Total Pages: 654
Release: 1926
Genre: Philosophers
ISBN: UCAL:B4088303

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Plato.--Aristotle and Greek science.--Francis Bacon.--Spinoza.--Voltaire and the French enlightenment.--Immanuel Kant and German idealism.--Schopenhauer.--Herbert Spencer.--Friedrich Nietzsche.--Contemporary European philosophers.--Contemporary American philosophers.

The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time
Author: Will Durant
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2002-11-07
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781439107140

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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
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2022-02-16
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780486848556

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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
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2019-11-05
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781984878755

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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
Publsiher: Quercus
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2013-11-05
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781623653057

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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.

History of Western Philosophy

History of Western Philosophy
Author: Bertrand Russell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 933
Release: 2013-04-15
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781135692919

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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
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-08-21
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781439170199

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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.