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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 & Schuster Paperbacks, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster pbk. edView 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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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Will Durant
ISBN: 067120159X 9780671201593 0671695002 9780671695002
OCLC Number: 65398212
Description: xvi, 412 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Plato --
Aristotle and Greek science --
Francis Bacon --
Spinoza --
Voltaire and the French Enlightenment --
Immanuel Kant and German idealism --
Schopenhauer --
Herbert Spencer --
Friedrich Nietzsche --
Contemporary European philosophers. Henri Bergson --
Benedetto Croce --
Bertrand Russell --
Contemporary American philosophers. 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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