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A new history of Western philosophy : in four parts

Author: Anthony Kenny
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press/Oxford University Press, 2010.
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This book is no less than a guide to the whole of Western philosophy -- the ideas that have undergirded our civilization for two-and-a-half thousand years. Anthony Kenny tells the story of philosophy from ancient Greece through the Middle Ages and the Enlightenment into the modern world. He introduces us to the great thinkers and their ideas, starting with Plato, Aristotle, and the other founders of Western thought.  Read more...
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Kenny, Anthony, 1931-
New history of Western philosophy.
Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press/Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010927253
(OCoLC)690907049
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Kenny
ISBN: 9780191642906 0191642908
OCLC Number: 823719827
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 1058 pages)
Contents: General Introduction; Part One: Ancient Philosophy; List of Contents of Part One; Introduction to Part One; 1. Beginnings: From Pythagoras to Plato; 2. Schools of Thought: From Aristotle to Augustine; 3. How to Argue: Logic; 4. Knowledge and its Limits: Epistemology; 5. How Things Happen: Physics; 6. What There Is: Metaphysics; 7. Soul and Mind; 8. How to Live: Ethics; 9. God; Part Two: Medieval Philosophy; List of Contents of Part Two; Introduction to Part Two; 1. Philosophy and Faith: Augustine to Maimonides; 2. The Schoolmen: From the Twelfth Century to the Renaissance. 3. Logic and Language4. Knowledge; 5. Physics; 6. Metaphysics; 7. Mind and Soul; 8. Ethics; 9. God; Part Three: The Rise of Modern Philosophy; List of Contents of Part Three; Introduction to Part Three; 1. Sixteenth-Century Philosophy; 2. Descartes to Berkeley; 3. Hume to Hegel; 4. Knowledge; 5. Physics; 6. Metaphysics; 7. Mind and Soul; 8. Ethics; 9. Political Philosophy; 10. God; Part Four: Philosophy in the Modern World; List of Contents of Part Four; Introduction to Part Four; 1. Bentham to Nietzsche; 2. Peirce to Strawson; 3. Freud to Derrida; 4. Logic; 5. Language; 6. Epistemology. 7. Metaphysics8. Philosophy of Mind; 9. Ethics; 10. Aesthetics; 11. Political Philosophy; 12. God; Chronology; Abbreviations and Conventions; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.
Other Titles: Western philosophy
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Sir Anthony Kenny unfolds a magisterial new history of Western philosophy. Specially written for a broad popular readership, Kenny's lucid and stimulating history will become the definitive work for  Read more...

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