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The dream of reason : a history of western philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance

Author: Anthony Gottlieb
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illuminating history of Western philosophy from the sixth century BC to the Renaissance, this work provides an introduction to the puzzling personalities of the philosophers, as well as a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Gottlieb
ISBN: 0140252746 9780140252743
OCLC Number: 59530427
Notes: Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2000.
Description: 468 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Part 1: the archetypes - "the Milesians"; the harmony of the world - "the Pythagoreans"; the man who searched for himself -"Heraclitus"; the truth about nothing - "Parmenides"; the ways of paradox - "Zeno"; love and strife - "Empedocles"; mind and matter - "Anaxagoras"; he who laughs last - "Democritus"; opening Pandora's box - "the Sophists". Part 2: philosophy's martyr -"Socrates and the Socratics"; the republic of reason - "Plato"; the master of those who know - "Aristotle". Part 3: three roads to tranquillity - "epicureans, stoics and sceptics"; the haven of piety - "from late antiquity to the Renaissance".
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