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A short history of philosophy

Author: Robert C Solomon; Kathleen Marie Higgins
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010, ©1996.
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This is a general history of philosophy, written in an accessible style. It focuses on Western philosophy but also discusses non-Western philosophical traditions. The authors cover major philosophers  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert C Solomon; Kathleen Marie Higgins
ISBN: 9780195086478 0195086473 9780195101966 0195101960
OCLC Number: 780824817
Description: XVII, 329 str. ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The search for world order : ancient philosophy --
The "Axial period" and the origins of philosophy --
The "miracle" of Greece --
Philosophy, myth, religion, and science --
Meaning and creation : cosmogony and the origins of philosophy --
Vedas and Vedanta : early philosophy in India --
The first (Greek) philosopher --
The pre-Socratic philosophers (I) : the stuff of the world --
The pre-Socratic philosophers (II) : the underlying order --
The pre-Socratic philosophers (III) : the pluralists --
Enter the Sophists --
Socrates --
Plato : metaphysician or sublime humorist? --
The philosopher's philosopher : Aristotle --
A footnote to Plate (and Aristotle) --
Tough times : stoicism, skepticism, and Epicureanism --
Mysticism and logic in ancient India : Nagarjuna and Nyaya --
II. God and the philosophers : religious and medieval philosophy --
Religion and spirituality : three philosophical themes --
The wisdom of the East (I) : Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism --
The wisdom of the East (II) : Confucius and Confucianism --
The wisdom of the East (III) : Lao-tzu, Chuang-tzu, and Taoism --
Deep in the heart of Persia : Zoroastrianism --
From Athens to Jerusalem : Judaism, Christianity, and Islam --
The Hebrew people and the origins of Judaism --
Greek Jew : Philo of Alexandria --
The birth of Christianity --
The opening of Christianity : St. Paul --
Neoplatonism and Christianity --
St. Augustine and the inner life of spirit --
The first great split within Christianity --
The rise of Islam --
Mysticism --
Persia and the peripatetic tradition --
Diaspora, dialectic, and mysticism in Judaism --
Thinking God : Anselm, Abelard, Aquinas, and scholasticism --
Late scholasticism : Duns Scotus and William of Ockham --
In search of essences : the alchemists --
Philosophical syntheses outside the West --
The reformation : Luther and his progeny --
The counter-reformation, Erasmus, and more --
After Aristotle : Bacon, Hobbes, Machiavelli, and the Renaissance --
Before the "discovery" : Africa and the Americas --
III. Between science and religion : modern philosophy and the enlightenment --
Science, religion, and the meaning of modernism --
Montaigne : the first modern philosopher? --
Descartes and the new science --
Spinoza, Leibniz, Pascal, and Newton --
The enlightenment, colonialism, and the eclipse of the Orient --
Locke, Hume, and empiricism --
Adam Smith, the moral sentiments, and the Protestant ethic --
Voltaire, Rousseau, and revolution --
Immanuel Kant : saving science --
Kant's moral philosophy and the third Critique --
The discovery of history : Hegel --
Philosophy and poetry : rationalism and romanticism --
Romantic West meets East : Schopenhauer --
After Hegel : Kierkegaard, Feuerbach, and Marx --
Mill, Darwin, and Nietzsche : consumerism, energy, and evolution --
Early philosophy in America --
IV. From modernism to postmodernism : the twentieth century --
The rejection of idealism : a century of horrors --
Frege, Russell, and Husserl : arithmetic, atomism, phenomenology --
Zarathustra in the trenches : the limits of rationality --
The American experience in philosophy : pragmatism --
Changing reality : philosophies of process --
Unamuno, Croce, and Heidegger : the tragic sense of life --
Hitler, the Holocaust, positivism, and existentialism --
No exit : the existentialism of Camus, Sartre, and Beauvoir --
From ideal to ordinary language : from Cambridge to Oxford --
Women and gender : the feminization of philosophy --
The return of the oppressed : Africa, Asia, and the Americas --
From postmodernism to the new age --
World philosophy : promise or pretense.
Other Titles: Philosophy
Responsibility: Robert C. Solomon, Kathleen M. Higgins.
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