The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy

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Now updated and with a fresh new look, the highly successful The Story of Philosophy traces more than 2,500 years of Western philosophy, from Plato and Aristotle in ancient Greece to Saint Augustine and medieval philosophy, the golden century of German philosophy, Bertrand Russell and Albert Camus of the modern era, and much more. World-renowned philosopher and professor Bryan Magee expertly guides your exploration through the major philosophical issues, the important questions, and the key contributions of the great philosophers in this illustrated, accessible guide.

Discover the great thinkers in their historical contexts and learn the influences that shaped their lives and work. In The Story of Philosophy, Revised and Updated , each philosophical movement includes profiles of key philosophers and their important works, historical contexts and influences, important quotes, and other related people and ideas. Full-color photographs, artworks, and illustrations illuminate every page.

The Story of Philosophy, Revised and Updated gives you the information you need to think about life's greatest questions, opening up the world of philosophical ideas in a way that can be easily understood by students and by anyone fascinated by the ways we form our social, political, and ethical ideas.

Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
Edition: Revised edition, First American edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781465445643
Branch Call Number: 190 MAG 2016
Characteristics: 240 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour map.


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"Kant believed that anything which cannot be apprehended by our bodily apparatus can never be experience for us." "A courageous crusader against tyranny, bigotry, and cruelty, Voltaire is still recognized as one of the greatest French authors, and the embodiment of 18th century enlightenment." "Burke: 'great art strives after the infinite, and the infinite, having no bounds, can never be clear or distinct.'"

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