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History of Western philosophy

Author: Bertrand Russell
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Series: Routledge classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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First published in 1946, History of Western Philosophy went on to become the best-selling philosophy book of the twentieth century. A dazzlingly ambitious project, it remains unchallenged to this day as the ultimate introduction to Western philosophy. Providing a sophisticated overview of the ideas that have perplexed people from time immemorial, it is 'long on wit, intelligence and curmudgeonly scepticism', as the  Read more...
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Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970.
History of Western philosophy.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2004
(OCoLC)53392320
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bertrand Russell
ISBN: 0203487974 9780203487976
OCLC Number: 54494250
Notes: Includes index.
This ed. originally published: London: Allen & Unwin, 1961.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 780 pages).
Contents: History of Western Philosophy --
Copyright Page --
Introduction --
BOOK ONE Ancient Philosophy --
PART I. The Pre-Socratics --
1. The Rise of Greek Civilization --
2. The Milesian School --
3. Pythagoras --
4. Heraclitus --
5. Parmenides --
6. Empedocles --
7. Athens in Relation to Culture --
8. Anaxagoras --
9. The Atomists --
10. Protagoras --
PART II. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle --
11. Socrates --
12. The Influence of Sparta --
13. The Sources of Plato's Opinions --
14. Plato's Utopia --
15. The Theory of Ideas --
16. Plato's Theory of Immortality --
17. Plato's Cosmogony. 18. Knowledge and Perception in Plato --
19. Aristotle's Metaphysics --
20. Aristotle's Ethics --
21. Aristotle's Politics --
22. Aristotle's Logic --
23. Aristotle's Physics --
24. Early Greek Mathematics and Astronomy --
PART III. Ancient Philosophy after Aristotle --
25. The Hellenistic World --
26. Cynics and Sceptics --
27. The Epicureans --
28. Stoicism --
29. The Roman Empire in Relation to Culture --
30. Plotinus --
BOOK TWO Catholic Philosophy --
Introduction --
PART I. The Fathers --
1. The Religious Development of the Jews --
2. Christianity During the First Four Centuries --
3. Three Doctors of the Church. 4. St Augustine's Philosophy and Theology --
5. The Fifth and Sixth Centuries --
6. St Benedict and Gregory the Great --
PART II. The Schoolmen --
7. The Papacy in the Dark Ages --
8. John the Scot --
9. Ecclesiastical Reform in the Eleventh Century --
10. Mohammedan Culture and Philosophy --
11. The Twelfth Century --
12. The Thirteenth Century --
13. St Thomas Aquinas --
14. Franciscan Schoolmen --
15. The Eclipse of the Papacy --
BOOK THREE Modern Philosophy --
PART I. From the Renaissance to Hume --
1. General Characteristics --
2. The Italian Renaissance --
3. Machiavelli --
4. Erasmus and More --
5. The Reformation and Counter-Reformation. 6. The Rise of Science --
7. Francis Bacon --
8. Hobbes's Leviathan --
9. Descartes --
10. Spinoza --
11. Leibniz --
12. Philosophical Liberalism --
13. Locke's Theory of Knowledge --
14. Locke's Political Philosophy --
15. Locke's Influence --
16. Berkeley --
17. Hume --
Part II. From Rousseau to the Present Day --
18. The Romantic Movement --
19. Rousseau --
20. Kant --
21. Currents of Thought in the Nineteenth Century --
22. Hegel --
23. Byron --
24. Schopenhauer --
25. Nietzsche --
26. The Utilitarians --
27. Karl Marx --
28. Bergson --
29. William James --
30. John Dewey --
31. The Philosophy of Logical Analysis.
Series Title: Routledge classics.
Responsibility: Bertrand Russell.

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First published in 1946, History of Western Philosophy went on to become the best-selling philosophy book of the twentieth century. A dazzlingly ambitious project, it remains unchallenged to this day as the ultimate introduction to Western philosophy. Providing a sophisticated overview of the ideas that have perplexed people from time immemorial, it is 'long on wit, intelligence and curmudgeonly scepticism', as the New York Times noted, and it is this, coupled with the sheer brilliance of its scholarship, that has made Russell's History of Western Philosophy one of t.

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