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Socrates' children : thinking and knowing in the Western tradition

Author: Trudy Govier
Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the ideas of major Western philosophers from Plato to Wittgenstein, this book shows how each featured philosophy fits into the social and intellectual context in which the ideas came to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trudy Govier
ISBN: 1551110938 9781551110936
OCLC Number: 36993402
Description: xi, 343 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Socrates, the sting ray of Athens --
Plato: the shadow, the cave, and the dazzling sun --
Aristotle: finding the golden mean --
Descartes: are there rotten apples in that basket? --
Hume: custom, the cement of the universe --
Wollstonecraft: the oak that braved the storm --
Kant: the starry skies and the moral law --
Hegel: negation and progress --
Beauvoir: more than kings and conquerors --
Wittgenstein: duck-rabbits and talking lions --
Contemporary voices.
Responsibility: Trudy Govier.

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