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A short history of modern philosophy : from Descartes to Wittgenstein

Author: Roger Scruton
Publisher: London : Routledge, 1995
Series: Routledge classics
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd, rev. and enl. edView all editions and formats
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In this classic introductory work, Scruton takes us on us on a fascinating tour of the subject, from founding father Descartes to the most important and famous philosopher of the twentieth century,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Scruton
ISBN: 0415267625 9780415267625 0415267633 9780415267632
OCLC Number: 59498089
Notes: Previous ed. published as: From Descartes to Wittgenstein. 1981.
Description: ix, 318 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
History of philosophy and history of ideas --
The rise of modern philosophy --
Rationalism --
Descartes --
The Cartesian revolution --
Spinoza --
Leibniz --
Empiricism --
Locke and Berkeley --
The idea of a moral science --
Hume --
Kant and idealism --
Kant I: the Critique of pure reason --
Kant II: ethics and aesthetics --
Hegel --
Reactions: Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche --
The political transformation --
Political philosophy from Hobbes to Hegel --
Marx --
Utilitarianism and after --
Recent philosophy --
Frege --
Phenomenology and existentialism --
Wittgenstein.
Series Title: Routledge classics
Responsibility: Roger Scruton.

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