Story of Philosophy
  • Author : Will Durant
  • Release Date : 24 July 2012
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 13 : 9781476702605
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Book excerpt: 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.

Story of Philosophy

Story of Philosophy

Author : Will Durant
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Philosophy
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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 ...

The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy

Author : Will Durant
Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
Genre : Philosophy
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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....

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The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

Author : Will Durant
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Philosophy
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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 ...

The History of Philosophy

The History of Philosophy

Author : A. C. Grayling
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Philosophy
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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 ...

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The Story of Philosophy

Author : James Garvey,Jeremy Stangroom
Publisher : Quercus
Genre : Philosophy
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History of Western Philosophy

History of Western Philosophy

Author : Bertrand Russell
Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Philosophy
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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 Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy

Author : Anne Rooney
Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
Genre : Philosophy
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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 ...

A Little History of Philosophy

A Little History of Philosophy

Author : Nigel Warburton
Publisher : Yale University Press
Genre : Philosophy
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Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the ...

The Story of Thought

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Author : Bryan Magee
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Philosophy
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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....

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The Story of Aristotle s Philosophy 39

Author : Will 1885-1981 Durant
Publisher : Legare Street Press
Genre : Uncategorized
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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 ...

An Invitation to Philosophy

An Invitation to Philosophy

Author : Will Durant,John R. Little
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Philosophy
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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 ...

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : History
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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 ...

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The Story of Analytic Philosophy

Author : Anat Biletzki,Anat Matar
Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Philosophy
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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....