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The history of philosophy

Author: A C Grayling
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions, from one of the world's most eminent thinkers. The story of philosophy is the story of who we are and why. An epic tale, spanning civilizations and continents, it explores some of the most creative minds in history. But not since the long-popular classic Bertrand Russell's A History of Western  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grayling, A.C.
History of philosophy.
New York : Penguin Press, 2020
(DLC) 2019035984
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A C Grayling
ISBN: 9781984878748 1984878743 9780241304532 0241304539 9781984878755 1984878751 9780241304556 0241304555
OCLC Number: 1054371393
Description: xxii, 681 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. Ancient philosophy --
Philosophy before Plato --
The Presocratic philosophers --
Socrates --
Plato --
Aristotle --
Greek and Roman philosophy after Aristotle --
Part II. Medieval and Renaissance philosophy --
Philosophy in medieval times --
Philosophy in the Renaissance --
Part III. Modern philosophy --
The rise of modern thought --
Philosophy in the nineteenth century --
Part IV. Philosophy in the twentieth century --
Analytic philosophy --
Continental philosophy --
Part V. Indian, Chinese, Arabic-Persian and African philosophy --
Indian philosophy --
Chinese philosophy --
Arabic-Persian philosophy --
African philosophy --
Concluding remarks.
Responsibility: A.C. Grayling.

Abstract:

"The first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions, from one of the world's most eminent thinkers. The story of philosophy is the story of who we are and why. An epic tale, spanning civilizations and continents, it explores some of the most creative minds in history. But not since the long-popular classic Bertrand Russell's A History of Western Philosophy, published in 1945, has there been a comprehensive and entertaining single-volume history of this great, intellectual, world-shaping journey. With characteristic clarity and elegance, A.C. Grayling takes the reader from the worldviews and moralities before the age of the Buddha, Confucius and Socrates through Christianity's capture of the European mind, from the Renaissance and Enlightenment on to Mill, Nietzsche, Sartre and, finally, philosophy today. Bringing together these many threads that all too often run parallel, he surveys in tandem the great philosophical traditions of India, China and the Persian-Arabic world"--

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A cerebrally enjoyable survey, written with great clarity and touches of wit . . . The non-western section throws up some fascinating revelations * Sunday Times * Grayling has written a masterful and Read more...

 
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