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The Hamlyn history of philosophy : an illustrated guide to thinkers and theories from 100 BC to the present day.

Author: Martyn Oliver
Publisher: London : Hamlyn, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to the thinkers and theories from 1000 BC to the present day. The book explains the major schools of thought from the Stoics to the Post Modernists and aims to give the reader enough  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martyn Oliver
ISBN: 0600592235 9780600592235
OCLC Number: 500091296
Notes: Includes index.
Description: pages cm
Contents: The ancient Greeks; the gods and Greek thought; ancient Greek civilisation; Greek doubters; key thinkers - Socrates, Plato, Aristotle; the stoics; Eastern thought; religion and philosophy; buddhism; hinduism; shintoism; key thinkers - Buddha, Lao Tze (Taoist), Confucious (Chinese); The christian philosophers; the role of the church and influence of the Greeks; christianity - from dark to medieval ages; dominance of catholicism and Inquisition; key thinkers - St Augustine, St Benedict, John du Scot, St Thomas Aquinas, the Franciscans; The renaissance; Italian art and culture; the renaissance and science; key thinkers - Machiavelli, Erasmus, Calvin and the Reformation Bacon, Hobbes, Bishop Berkeley; The enlightment; the changing world; industrialisation, democracy and science; key thinkers - Descartes, Spinoza, Locke (English revolution), Paine, Burke, Voltaire, Hume, Kant, Adam Smith, Marx; Counter enlightment; the romantics; existentialism; key thinkers - Rosseau, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Neitzche, Prudhoun, Heidegger, Sartre, De Beauviour; Science and utility; the Vienna School; the Fabians and the LSE; key thinkers - Bentham, Russell, Popper, Dewe.
Other Titles: History of philosophy

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