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The passion of the Western mind : understanding the ideas that have shaped our world view

Author: Richard Tarnas
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2011.
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Here are the great minds of Western civilization and their pivotal ideas, from Plato to Hegel, from Augustine to Nietzsche, from Copernicus to Freud. Richard Tarnas performs the near-miracle of describing profound philosophical concepts simply but without simplifying them. Ten years in the making and already hailed as a classic, The oassion of the Western mind is truly a complete liberal education in a single volume.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Tarnas
ISBN: 9780307804525 0307804526
OCLC Number: 773827535
Description: 1 online resource (544 pages)
Contents: The Greek world view --
The transformation of the classical era --
The Christian world view --
The transformation of the medieval era --
The modern world view --
The transformation of the modern era --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Richard Tarnas.

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Here are the great minds of Western civilization and their pivotal ideas, from Plato to Hegel, from Augustine to Nietzsche, from Copernicus to Freud. Richard Tarnas performs the near-miracle of describing profound philosophical concepts simply but without simplifying them. Ten years in the making and already hailed as a classic, The oassion of the Western mind is truly a complete liberal education in a single volume.

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