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A brief history of western philosophy

Author: Anthony Kenny
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., 1998.
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Chronicles the history of the development of philosophy over the course of 2,500 years, and examines the work of some of the Western world's most influential thinkers, including Socrates, Jesus, Hume, Nietzsche, and others.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Kenny
ISBN: 0631201327 9780631201328 063118791X 9780631187912
OCLC Number: 38976250
Description: xiii, 365 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Philosophy in it infancy --
The Athens of Socrates --
The philosophy of Plato --
The system of Aristotle --
Greek philosophy after Aristotle --
Early Christian philosophy --
Early Medieval philosophy --
Philosophy in the thirteenth century --
Oxford philosophers --
Renaissance philosophy --
The age of Descartes --
English philosophy in the seventeenth century --
Continental philosophy in the age of Louis XIV --
British philosophy in the eighteenth century --
The enlightenment --
The critical philosophy of Kant --
German idealism and materialism --
The utilitarians --
Three nineteenth-century philosophers --
Three modern masters --
Logic and the foundation of mathematics --
The philosophy of Wittgenstein.
Responsibility: Anthony Kenny.

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