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History of western philosophy.

Author: Bertrand Russell
Publisher: [New York] : Routledge, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bertrand Russell
ISBN: 9781138127043 1138127043
OCLC Number: 931802632
Notes: First published 1946 by George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London.
First published in Routledge Classics 2004 by Routledge.
Description: xi, 792 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Book one : Ancient philosophy. Part I: The Pre-Socratics --
Part II: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle --
Part III: Ancient philosophy after Aristotle --
Book two : Catholic philosophy. Part I: The fathers --
Part II: The schoolmen --
Book three : Modern philosophy. Part I: From the Renaissance to Hume --
Part II: From Rousseau to the present day.

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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 the most important philosophical works of all time.

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