History of Western Philosophy

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134343663

Category: Philosophy

Page: 792

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First published in 1946, History of Western Philosophy went on to become the best-selling philosophy book of the twentieth century. A dazzlingly ambitious project, it remains unchallenged to this day as the ultimate introduction to Western philosophy. Providing a sophisticated overview of the ideas that have perplexed people from time immemorial, it is 'long on wit, intelligence and curmudgeonly scepticism', as the New York Times noted, and it is this, coupled with the sheer brilliance of its scholarship, that has made Russell's History of Western Philosophy one of the most important philosophical works of all time.
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A Short History of Modern Philosophy

From Descartes to Wittgenstein

Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134498438

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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Discover for yourself the pleasures of philosophy! Written both for the seasoned student of philosophy as well as the general reader, the renowned writer Roger Scruton provides a survey of modern philosophy. Always engaging, Scruton takes us on a fascinating tour of the subject, from founding father Descartes to the most important and famous philosopher of the twentieth century, Ludwig Wittgenstein. He identifies all the principal figures as well as outlines of the main intellectual preoccupations that have informed western philosophy. Painting a portrait of modern philosophy that is vivid and animated, Scruton introduces us to some of the greatest philosophical problems invented in this period and pursued ever since. Including material on recent debates, A Short History of Modern Philosophy is already established as the classic introduction. Read it and find out why.
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The Handy Philosophy Answer Book

Author: Naomi Zack

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578592852

Category: Philosophy

Page: 504

View: 2007

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Combining a basic history of philosophical thought with the often quirky personal stories of famous philosophers, this comprehensive introduction to the world of philosophy answers more than 1,000 questions, ranging from What was the Enlightenment? to Why did the Pythagorians avoid fava beans? Analyzing the collective effort of philosophers throughout history in the pursuit of truth and wisdom, the guide explores the tangible significance of philosophical thought to modern society and civilization as a whole. With a wide range of information suitable for various knowledge bases—from junior high to junior college—this is an ideal resource for anyone looking to get a better grasp of the history of thought.
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The Routledge History of Chinese Philosophy

Author: Bo Mou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134249373

Category: Philosophy

Page: 636

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The History of Chinese Philosophy is a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the movements and thinkers that have shaped Chinese philosophy over the last three thousand years. An outstanding team of international contributors provide seventeen accessible entries organised into five clear parts: Identity of Chinese Philosophy Classical Chinese Philosophy (I): Pre-Han Period Classical Chinese Philosophy (II): From Han Through Tang Classical Chinese Philosophy (III): From Song Through Early Qing Modern Chinese Philosophy: From Late Qing Through 21st Century This outstanding collection is essential reading for students of Chinese philosophy, and will be of interest to those seeking to explore the lasting significance this rich and complex philosophical tradition.
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Routledge History of Philosophy Volume V

British Empiricism and the Enlightenment

Author: Stuart Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134938667

Category: Philosophy

Page: 440

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European philosophy from the late seventeenth century through most of the eighteenth is broadly conceived as `the Enlightenment', the period of empirical reaction to the great seventeenth century Rationalists. This volume begins with Herbert of Cherbury and the Cambridge Platonists and with Newton and the early English Enlightenment. Locke is a key figure in late chapters, as a result of his importance both in the development of British and Irish philosophy and because of his seminal influence in the Enlightenment as a whole. British Philosophy and the Age of Enlightenment includes discussion of Scottish Enlightenment and its influence on the German Aufklarung, and consequently on Kant. French thought, which in turn affected the late radical Enlightenment, especially Bentham, is also considered here. This survey brings together clear, authoritative chapters from leading experts and provides a scholarly introduction to this period in the history of philosophy. It includes a glossary of technical terms and a chronological table of important political, philosophical, scientific and other cultural events.
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Philosophy: The Classics

Author: Nigel Warburton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131790916X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 302

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Now in its fourth edition, Philosophy: The Classics is a brisk and invigorating tour through the great books of western philosophy. In his exemplary clear style, Nigel Warburton introduces and assesses thirty-two philosophical classics from Plato’s Republic to Rawls’ A Theory of Justice. The fourth edition includes new material on: Montaigne Essays Thomas Paine Rights of Man R.G. Collingwood The Principles of Art Karl Popper The Open Society and Its Enemies Thomas Kuhn The Structure of Scientific Revolutions With a glossary and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, this is an ideal starting point for anyone interested in philosophy.
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The Moral Law

Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136750681

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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Few books have had as great an impact on intellectual history as Kant's The Moral Law. In its short compass one of the greatest minds in the history of philosophy attempts to identify the fundamental principle 'morality' that governs human action. Supported by a clear introduction and detailed summary of the argument, this is not only an essential text for students but also the perfect introduction for any reader who wishes to encounter at first hand the mind of one of the finest and most influential thinkers of all time.
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Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Plato and the Republic

Author: Nickolas Pappas

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415299961

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

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In the second edition of this title, Nickolas Pappas extends his exploration of Plato's text to include substantial revisions and new material. The chapters on Plato's ethics and politics have been revised and enlarged to include two brand new sections, plus further discussion of Plato on aesthetics.
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Homo Angelicansis

Spiritual Anthropology and the Evolution of the Soul

Author: Izak J. Botha

Publisher: Izak J Botha

ISBN: 9780620373760

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 309

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Homo Angelicansis discusses a new species that has evolved beyond primates and Homo sapiens and into a spiritual realm. The historical contributions of philosophers, Christian church fathers, heretics, occultists, biologists, physicists, and archaeologists are examined and synthesized. With the help of cosmology and evolution, the author guides the reader on a startlingly original theory of where evolution has led mankind and what lies ahead.
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