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The story of philosophy : the lives and opinions of the great philosophers of the western world

Author: Will Durant
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1961.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [2d ed.]View all editions and formats
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"The Story of Philosophy gives not only the ideas and philosophical systems of such world-famous "monarchs of the mind" as Plato, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Voltaire, Locke, and others of similar stature, but their flesh-and-blood biographies. Not only the titans of older days but the most famous modern philosophers are here presented and illuminated -- including Bergson, Croce, Russell, and Dewey. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Will Durant
ISBN: 0671695002 9780671695002 067120159X 9780671201593
OCLC Number: 3252023
Description: xvi, 412 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Plato.- Aristotle.- Francis Bacon.- Spinoza.- Voltaire.- Immanuel Kant.- Schopenhauer.- Herbert Spencer.- Friedrich Nietzsche.- Henri Bergson.- Benedetto Croce.- Bertrand Russell.- George Santayana.- William James.- John Dewey.
Responsibility: by Will Durant.

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"The Story of Philosophy gives not only the ideas and philosophical systems of such world-famous "monarchs of the mind" as Plato, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Voltaire, Locke, and others of similar stature, but their flesh-and-blood biographies. Not only the titans of older days but the most famous modern philosophers are here presented and illuminated -- including Bergson, Croce, Russell, and Dewey. The book also examines the philosophers' setting in their own time and place, and their influence on our modern intellectual heritage. These pages are packed with wisdom and winged with wit. Here, in one book for the layman, is a whole university course in philosophy, written in Durant's unique, lively, and concise style."--Publisher's website.

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