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Philosophy : 100 essential thinkers : the ideas that have shaped our world

Author: Philip Stokes
Publisher: London : Arcturus, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Who am I? What is justice? What does it mean to live a good life? Many of the fundamental questions of philosophy are questions that we begin to ask ourselves as young adults when we look at the world around us, at ourselves, and try to make sense of things. This engaging and accessible book invites the reader to explore the questions and arguments of philosophy through the work of one hundred of the greatest  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stokes, Philip (Philip Andrew).
Philosophy
(OCoLC)801606363
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Stokes
ISBN: 9781848589575 1848589573
OCLC Number: 919258192
Description: 1 online resource (382 pages)
Contents: The Presocratics --
Thales of Miletus --
Pythagoras of Samos --
Xenophanes of Colophon --
Heraclitus --
The Eleatics --
Parmenides of Elea --
Zeno of Elea --
The Academics --
Socrates --
Plato --
Aristotle --
The Atomists --
Democritus --
Epicurus --
The Cynics --
Diogenes of Sinope --
The Stoics --
Marcus Tullius Cicero --
Philo of Alexandria --
Lucius Annaeus Seneca --
Marcus Aurelius --
The Sceptics --
Sextus Empiricus --
The Neoplatonists --
Plotinus --
The Christians --
St Augustine of Hippo --
Boethius --
The Scholastics --
St Anselm --
St Thomas Aquinas --
John Duns Scotus --
William of Occam --
The Age of Science --
Nicolaus Copernicus --
Niccolo Machiavelli --
Desiderius Erasmus --
Thomas More --
Francis Bacon --
Galileo Galilei --
Thomas Hobbes --
Sir Isaac Netwon --
The Rationalists --
Rene Descartes --
Antoine Arnauld --
Nicolas Malebranche --
Benedict de Spinoza --
Gottfried von Leibniz --
The Empiricists --
John Locke --
David Hume --
Thomas Reid --
Voltaire --
Jean-Jacques Rousseau --
Denis Diderot --
The Idealists --
George Berkeley --
Immanuel Kant --
Johann Schiller --
Frederick Shelling --
Georg Hegel --
Arthur Schopenhauer --
The Liberals --
Adam Smith --
Mary Wollstonecraft --
Thomas Paine --
Jeremy Bentham --
John Stuart Mill --
Auguste Comte --
The Evolutionists --
Charles Darwin --
Henri Louis Bergson --
A. N. Whitehead --
The Pragmatists --
Ernst Mach --
Charles Peirce --
William James --
John Dewey --
The Materialists --
Karl Marx --
Friedrich Engels --
Vladimir Lenin --
Sigmund Freud --
Carl Jung --
John Maynard Keynes --
The Extistentialists --
Soren Kierkegaard --
Friedrich Nietzsche --
Edmund Husserl --
Martin Heidegger --
Jean-Paul Sartre --
Albert Camus --
Simone de Beauvoir --
The Linguistic Turn --
Gottlob Frege --
Bertrand Russell --
Ludwig Wittgenstein --
Ferdinand de Saussure --
George Edward Moore --
Moritz Schlick --
Lev Vygotsky --
Rudolph Carnap --
A. J. Ayer --
Alfred Tarski --
J. L. Austin --
Gilbert Ryle --
Noam Chomsky --
The Postmodernists --
Claude Levi-Strauss --
Michel Foucault --
Jacques Derrida --
The New Scientists --
Emile Durkheim --
Albert Einstein --
Karl Popper --
Kurt Godel --
Alan Turing --
B. F. Skinner --
Thomas Kuhn --
Paul Feyerabend --
W. V. O. Quine.
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Who am I? What is justice? What does it mean to live a good life? Many of the fundamental questions of philosophy are questions that we begin to ask ourselves as young adults when we look at the world around us, at ourselves, and try to make sense of things. This engaging and accessible book invites the reader to explore the questions and arguments of philosophy through the work of one hundred of the greatest thinkers within the Western intellectual tradition. Covering philosophical, scientific, political and religious thought over a period of 2500 years, Philosophy will serve as an excellent guide for those interested in knowing about individual thinkers--such as Plato, Aristotle, Rousseau and Nietzsche, to name just a few--and the questions and observations that inspired them to write. By presenting individual thinkers, details of their lives and the concerns and circumstances that motivated them, this book makes philosophy come to life as a relevant and meaningful approach to thinking about the contemporary world. A lucid and engaging book full of thought-provoking quotations, as well as clear explanations and definitions, Philosophy is sure to encourage students and laymen alike to investigate further.

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