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Philosophical Tales.

Author: Martin Cohen; Raul Gonzalez
Publisher: Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Enlightening and entertaining, Philosophical Tales examines a few of the fascinating biographical details of history's greatest philosophers (alas, mostly men) and highlights their contributions to the field. By applying the true philosophical approach to philosophy itself, the text provides us with a refreshing 'alternative history' of philosophy.:.; Opens up new philosophical debate by applying the true  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Cohen; Raul Gonzalez
ISBN: 9781444301052 1444301055
OCLC Number: 437097806
Description: 1 online resource (296 pages)
Contents: CONTENTS; FORWARD!; HOW TO USE THIS BOOK; PHILOSOPHICAL ILLUSTRATIONS; I: THE ANCIENTS; II: MORE ANCIENTS; III: MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY; IV: MODERN PHILOSOPHY; V: ENLIGHTENED PHILOSOPHY; VI: THE IDEALISTS; VII: THE ROMANTICS; VIII: RECENT PHILOSOPHY; SCHOLARLY APPENDIX: WOMEN IN PHILOSOPHY, AND WHY THERE AREN'T MANY; KEY SOURCES AND FURTHER READING; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INDEX.

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Enlightening and entertaining, Philosophical Tales examines a few of the fascinating biographical details of history's greatest philosophers (alas, mostly men) and highlights their contributions to the field. By applying the true philosophical approach to philosophy itself, the text provides us with a refreshing 'alternative history' of philosophy.:.; Opens up new philosophical debate by applying the true philosophical approach to philosophy itself.; Provides summaries of the most celebrated and philosophically interesting tales, their backgrounds, and assessments of the leading players.; Expl.

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"We need more stories in philosophy, and Martin Cohen aims tofill this lacuna with Philosophical Tales. [This book] isintended for a general audience interested in a satiricalintroduction to Read more...

 
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