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Philosophy and living

Author: Ralph Blumenau
Publisher: [Luton, England] : Andrews UK Limited, 2013. ©2002
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Philosophy can be very abstract and apparently remote from our everyday concerns. In this book Ralph Blumenau brings out for the non-specialist the bearing that thinkers of the past have on the way we live now, on the attitude we have towards our lives, towards each other and our society, towards God and towards the ethical problems that confront us. The focus of the book is those aspects of the history of ideas  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Blumenau, Ralph.
Philosophy and living.
[Luton, England] : Andrews UK Limited, 2013, ©2002
approximately 919 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Blumenau
ISBN: 9781845406486 1845406486 1299819370 9781299819375 0907845339 9780907845331
OCLC Number: 921227072
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (919 pages)
Contents: Cover; Front matter; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Introduction; Body matter; PART ONE: GREECE AND ROME; 1: The Greek Cosmologists; 2: Pythagoras; 3: Protagoras and the Sophists; 4: Socrates; 5: Plato; 6: Aristotle; 7: The Hellenistic Period; 8: Stoicism; 9: Judaism, Christianity and Hellenism; 10: Neo-Platonism; 11: Gnosticism; PART TWO: THE MIDDLE AGES; 12: Christians and Authority; 13: St Augustine; 14: Realism and Nominalism; 15: Averroism; 16: Thomas Aquinas; 17: The Franciscans; 18: State and Church; PART THREE: RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION; 19: The Humanist Renaissance. 20: The Reformation21: The Scientific Revolution; PART FOUR: THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY; 22: René Descartes; 23: Blaise Pascal; 24: Baruch (Benedict) Spinoza; 25: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz; 26: Seventeenth Century Political Thought; PART FIVE: THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY; 27: The British Pragmatists; 28: The Enlightenment; 29: The Early Romantics; 30: Eighteenth Century Philosophies of History; PART SIX: THE NINETEENTH CENTURY; 31: Immanuel Kant; 32: Kant's Successors; 33: Georg Wilhelm Friederich Hegel; 34: Arthur Schopenhauer; 35: Søren Kierkegaard; 36: Utilitarianism; 37: The Notion of Progress. 38: Philosophies of History in the 19th & 20th Centuries39: Nietzsche and Bergson; PART SEVEN: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY; 40: Twentieth Century Existentialism; 41: Twentieth Century Pragmatism; 42: Bertrand Russell; 43: Ludwig Wittgenstein; 44: Logical Positivism; 45: Popper and Kuhn; 46: Isaiah Berlin; 47: Freud and Jung; 48: Structuralism and Post-Structuralism; Back matter; Bibliography; Other titles available from Imprint Academic and Andrews UK.
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Philosophy can be very abstract and apparently remote from our everyday concerns. In this book Ralph Blumenau brings out for the non-specialist the bearing that thinkers of the past have on the way we live now, on the attitude we have towards our lives, towards each other and our society, towards God and towards the ethical problems that confront us. The focus of the book is those aspects of the history of ideas which have something to say to our present preoccupations. After expounding the ...

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