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The story of philosophy by Bryan Magee

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Published by DK Pub. in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Philosophy -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementBryan Magee.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsB74 .M24 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination240 p. :
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL344802M
ISBN 10078943511X
LC Control Number98003780

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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 by: This book gives a broad overview of Western Philosophy, from its beginnings in the Middle East over two thousand years ago, up to the present day. The book is divided into four sections. 1. Ancient Thought and Philosophy traces the development of philosophy from animistic and pre-scientific thought as it existed in the near Middle East.4/5(1). The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the Greater Philosophers is a book by Will Durant, in which he profiles several prominent Western philosophers and their ideas, beginning with Socrates and Plato and on through Friedrich Nietzsche/5. Similar ‘stories’, like Will Durant’s The Story of Philosophy and Bryan Magee’s book of the same title, are also very good, but I would say a little harder going than Garvey and Stangroom’s presentation by: 1.

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The Story of Philosophy is a facinating and highly informative introduction to the history of western philosophy. It is a book that would be fun to read either from start to finish or just skipping around. It is written in a way. that is understandable to readers new to the subject, while not being dumbed by: 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 write for the non-specialist as well as Will Durant, and this book is a splendid example of his eminently Released on: Janu   Now updated and with a fresh new look, the highly successful The Story of Philosophy traces more than 2, 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 Pages:   Many writers today extol the value of storytelling, so my new book will tell a story about philosophy, of all things. This story takes seven radical turns that I call convulsions. Convulsions happen because philosophy is central to our lives. Philosophies express our heart commitments and apply those commitments to all areas of life.