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The story of philosophy : the lives and opinions of the greater philosophers

Author: Will Durant
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Simon and Schuster, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Second editionView 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Will Durant
ISBN: 9781439101186 1439101183
OCLC Number: 501967307
Description: xvi, 412 pages ; 22 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 --
Contemporary American Philosophers
Other Titles: Lives and opinions of the greater philosophers
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 witih 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 styl"--

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