History Of Western Philosophy
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Thorough and lucid survey of Western philosophy from pre-Socratics to mid 20th century: major figures, currents, trends, literature, significance, and more. Valuable section on contemporary philosophy Brentano, Ortega, Heidegger, others. One of the best e
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With delightful disrespect and hilarious updated illustrations, the author takes you through the history of Western philosophy and religion. Beginning with classic Greek pigs, the authorpokes good-natured fun as youlearn the essentials of these most impor
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Already a classic in its first year of publication, this landmark study of Western thought takes a fresh look at the writings of the great thinkers of classic philosophy and questions many pieces of conventional wisdom. The book invites comparison with Bertrand Russell's monumental "History of Western Philosophy," "but Gottlieb's book is less idiosyncratic and based on more recent scholarship" (Colin McGinn, "Los Angeles Times").
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This book places two key notions up against each other to imagine a new way of conceptualizing historical time. How do the experience of dï ¢ejï !a vu and the idea of the "End of History" relate to one another? Through thinkers like Bergson, Kojï !eve and Nietzsche, Virno explores these constructs of memory and the passage of time. In showing how the experience of time becomes historical, Virno considers two fundamental concepts from Western philosophy: Power and The Act.
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Used; Very Good No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Gently read. Classics of Philosophy, 2/e, is the most comprehensive anthology of writings in Western philosophy in print. Spanning 2500 years of thought, it is ideal for introduction to philosophy and history of philosophy courses that are structured chronologically. More than seventy works by forty-two philosophers as well as fragments from the Pre-Socratics are included, offering students and general readers alike an extensive and economical collection of the major works of the Western tradition.
When it was first published in 1992, "The Beginnings of Western Science" was lauded as the first successful attempt ever to present a unified account of both ancient and medieval science in a single volume. Chronicling the development of scientific ideas, practices, and institutions from pre-Socratic Greek philosophy to late-Medieval scholasticism, David C.
A Monumental Figure of Western Thought Wrestles with the Question of GodImmanuel Kant (1724-1804) is one of the most influential philosophers in the history of Western philosophy. His contributions have had a profound impact on almost every philosop
Philosophy Bites Back is the second book to come out of the hugely successful podcast Philosophy Bites. It presents a selection of lively interviews with leading philosophers of our time, who discuss the ideas and works of some of the most important thinkers in history. From the ancient classics of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, to the groundbreaking modern thought of Wittgenstein, Rawls, and Derrida, this volume spans over two and a half millennia of western philosophy and illuminates its most fascinating ideas.
This story is classically told in a way that has not been done since Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy in the mid 20th century. The classic tale holds that in pagan antiquity it was the Stoics versus the Epicureans with the Skeptics unable to decide between the two. Christianity then subsumes the Rational moral theistic Stoics who are in the tradition of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.
(P)rovides lucid, incisive, fully accessible feminist discussions of key figures in the history of Western philosophy. Indispensable for introducing undergraduates to gender issues in the history of philosophy. - Susan Bordo
Near Fine Later Printing. 8.90 X 6.1 x 1.1 x 8.9 inches. pp. 530. Near fineTime magazine called Mortimer J. Adler a "philosopher for everyman." In this guide to considering the big questions, Adler addresses the topics all men and women ponder in the course of life, such as "What is love? ", "How do we decide the right thing to do? ", and, "What does it mean to be good? " Drawing on his extensive knowledge of Western literature, history, and philosophy, the author considers what is meant by democracy, law, emotion, language, truth, and other abstract concepts in light of more than two millennia of Western civilization and discourse.
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An extensive examination of the history of gnosticism and how its philosophy has influenced the Western esoteric tradition Explains how the Gnostic understanding of self-realization is embodied in the esoteric traditions of the Rosicrucians and Freem
As humans, death its certainty, its inevitability consumes us. We make it the subject of our literature, our art, our philosophy, and our religion. Our feelings and attitudes toward our mortality and its possible afterlives have evolved greatly from the early days of mankind. Collecting these views in this topical and instructive book, W.M. Spellman considers death and dying from every angle in the Western tradition, exploring how humans understand and come to terms with the end of life.
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Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it.
Presenting the history of Western philosophy, this book charts the story of philosophy from the founders of Christian and Islamic thought through to the Renaissance. It is intended for those interested in the people and ideas that shaped the course of Western thought.
The full scope and impact of Western philosophy from the Presocratics to the important thinkers of the twentieth century are presented in this original paperback series. Readings in the History of Philosophy contains many selections that appear in English for the first time, as well as selections that have never before been available in a modestly priced edition.
This outstanding introductory work offers students and the general reader a concise, accessible overview of the nature, problems, and history of Western philosophy. The book is divided into two parts. Part I examines the process of philosophical discourse
In this ambitious work, Giacomo Marramao proposes a radical reconceptualization of the world system in our era of declining state sovereignty. He argues that globalization cannot be reduced to mere economics or summarized by phrases such as "the end of history" or the "westernization of the world." Instead, we find ourselves embarking on a passage to a new, post-nation state age destined to transform all civilizations-and to disrupt Western geopolitical dominance.
David Hume (1711-1776) 1] was an 18th-century Scottish philosopher, economist, and historian, considered among the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment.
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"In this stunning philosophical accomplishment, McCumber sheds important new light on the history of substance metaphysics and Heidegger's challenge to metaphysical thinking. Well-documented, brilliant, definitely a major contribution to philosophy
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"Anthropocentrism and Its Discontents" is the first-ever comprehensive examination of views of animals in the history of Western philosophy, from Homeric Greece to the twentieth century. In recent decades, increased interest in this area has been accompanied by scholars' willingness to conceive of animal experience in terms of human mental capacities: consciousness, self-awareness, intention, deliberation, and in some instances, at least limited moral agency.
This volume provides an unequaled introduction to the thought of chief contributors to the Western tradition of political philosophy from classical Greek antiquity to the twentieth century. Written by specialists on the various philosophers, this third edition has been expanded significantly to include both new and revised essays.
An Alternative History of Western Philosophy
Intended for use in courses on political philosophy or the history of political philosophy, On the History of Political Philosophy provides a critical account of Western political philosophy from classical Greece to modern times. Demonstrating the continu
Anthropocentrism and Its Discontents is the first-ever comprehensive examination of views of animals in the history of Western philosophy, from Homeric Greece to the twentieth century. In recent decades, increased interest in this area has been accompanied by scholars' willingness to conceive of animal experience in terms of human mental capacities: consciousness, self-awareness, intention, deliberation, and in some instances, at least limited moral agency.
China is emerging front and center on the global economic stage as a new member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Beijing will host the 2008 Summer Olympics and Shanghai will host Expo 2010. Moreover, China is becoming a major trading nation. Is Western culture ready to respect a country known primarily for population control and communism? "Chinese Culture, Western Culture" asserts that as these events unfold, the Western world will naturally want to know more about China.
This short history of Western philosophy is a rhyming guide through two and a half thousand years from the Ancient Greeks to the modern day. It introduces the main philosophers, themes, and key ideas in an entertaining and informative way. It is to give a flavor of the sorts of issues that have occupied the minds of great thinkers throughout this long intellectual journey and are continuing to do so today.
Contrastive Linguistics is the first book written by a linguist from mainland China on the histories and principles of comparing and contrasting Chinese and Western languages, specifically English. From Wilhelm von Humboldt's initial study in comparati
To provide a view of the history of western rhetoric, this volume presents original articles by a number of world-renowned scholars representing different countries and varying viewpoints. In discussing the status of the historical perspectives on rhetori
Modern man sees with one eye of faith and one eye of reason. Consequently, his view of history is confused. For centuries, the history of the Western world has been viewed from the Christian or classical standpoint-from a deep faith in the Kingdom of God
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Although there are various studies comparing Greek and Indian philosophy and religion, and Chinese and Western philosophy and religion, Brahman and Dao: Comparatives Studies in Indian and Chinese Philosophy and Religion is a first of its kind that brings together Indian and Chinese philosophies and religions. Brahman and Dao helps close the gap on a much needed examination on the rich history of Buddhist transmission to China, and the many generations of Indian Buddhist missionaries to China and Chinese Buddhist pilgrims to India, including the legendary Bodhidharma, and Faxian and Xuanzang.
"The Classics of Western Philosophy" brings together 61 newly-commissioned essays on classic texts ranging from Ancient Greece to the twentieth century. Surveying the history of philosophy, the book focuses on historical texts rather than historical figur
The Rise of Modern Philosophy
Philosophy of education has an honored place in the history of Western philosophical thought. Its questions are as vital now, both philosophically and practically, as they have ever been. In recent decades, however, philosophical thinking about education
Plato is one of the most dazzling writers in the Western literary tradition and one of the most penetrating, wide-ranging, and influential authors in the history of philosophy. An Athenian citizen of high status, he displays in his works his absorption in the political events and intellectual movements of his time, but the questions he raises are so profound and the strategies he uses for tackling them so richly suggestive and provocative that educated readers of nearly every period have in some way been influenced by him, and in practically every age there have been philosophers who count themselves Platonists in some important respects.
Winner of the 2016 Frantz Fanon Prize for Outstanding Book in Caribbean Thought presented by the Caribbean Philosophical Association In this provocative historiography, Peter K.J. Park provides a penetrating account of a crucial period in the development of philosophy as an academic discipline. During these decades, a number of European philosophers influenced by Immanuel Kant began to formulate the history of philosophy as a march of progress from the Greeks to Kant-a genealogy that supplanted existing accounts beginning in Egypt or Western Asia and at a time when European interest in Sanskrit and Persian literature was flourishing.
"From Plato to Postmodernism" presents the cultural history of the West in one concise volume. Nearly four thousand years of Western history are woven together into an unfolding story in which we see how movements and individuals contributed to the philosophy, literature and art that have shaped today's world. The story begins with the West's Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian origins, moving through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Enlightenment and Romanticism to twenty-first century postmodernity.
This book explores the foundation of European management philosophy at a dramatic moment in European history: the Cold War has ended; Western capitalism has triumphed over communism. The book reflects on the role of business and management that has emerged in Western capitalism and it searches for the roots of moral philosophy and the philosophies of management derived from the history of economic thought.
Bertrand Russell's A History of Western Philosophy serves as the perfect introduction to its subject. Charting philosophy's course from the pre-Socratics up to the early twentieth century, Russell relates each philosopher and school to their respective historical and cultural contexts, providing erudite commentary throughout his invaluable survey. This engaging and comprehensive work has done much to educate and inform generations of general readers; it is written in accessible and elegantly-crafted prose and allows for an easy grasp of complex ideas.
This book places two key notions up against each other to imagine a new way of conceptualizing historical time. How do the experience of deja vu and the idea; End of History; relate to one another? Through thinkers like Bergson, Kojeve and Nietzsche, Virno explores these constructs of memory and the passage of time. In showing how the experience of time becomes historical, Virno considers two fundamental concepts from Western philosophy: Power and The Act, reinterpreting these with respect to time.
From constitutional documents, political theory, and philosophy to imaginative literature and social description, you'll find fascinating primary source material in SOURCES OF WORLD HISTORY VOLUME II. This reader contains works representative of major civilization complexes (Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Islamic world, and Western civilization) and each selection is included for its ability to raise a significant issue.
An Alternative History of Western Philosophy
What better introduction to the world of philosophy than through the lives of its most prominent citizens. In The Philosophers, we are introduced to twenty-eight of the greatest thinkers in Western civilization, ranging from Aristotle and Plato to Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and Sartre. An illustrious team of scholars takes us on a concise and illuminating tour of some of the most brilliant minds and enduring ideas in history.
* Examines the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences in a cultural context, tracing their evolution from ancient times up to the twentieth century * 176 articles contributed by authors of 18 nationalities* Chronological table of main events in the development of mathematics* Fully integrated index of people, events and topics* Annotated bibliographies of both classic and contemporary sources* Unique coverage of Ancient and non-Western traditions of mathematics
Throughout Antiquity and the Middle Ages, literature was read with the ear as much as with the eye: silent reading was the exception; audible reading, the norm. This highly original book shows that Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy-one of the most widely-read texts in Western history-aims to affect the listener through the designs of its rhythmic sound.
This comprehensive, historically organized introduction to philosophy communicates the richness of the discipline and provides the student with a working knowledge of the development of Western philosophy. With a lively and approachable style it covers the principal contributions of Western civilization's most influential philosophers. It provides ample detail without complicating minutiae.
From Kant to Kierkegaard, from Hegel to Heidegger, continental philosophers have indelibly shaped the trajectory of Western thought since the eighteenth century. Although much has been written about these monumental thinkers, students and scholars lack