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Ancient Philosophy By Anthony Kenny (formerly Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford, and former President, British Academy)

Summary

Tells the story of the birth of philosophy and its remarkable flourishing in the ancient Mediterranean world. This is the first of four volumes, which unfolds the history of Western philosophy. It is suitable for those interested in the people and ideas that shaped the course of Western thought.

Ancient Philosophy Summary

Ancient Philosophy: A New History of Western Philosophy, Volume 1 by Anthony Kenny (formerly Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford, and former President, British Academy)

Sir Anthony Kenny tells the fascinating story of the birth of philosophy and its remarkable flourishing in the ancient Mediterranean world. This is the first of four volumes in which he unfolds a magisterial new history of Western philosophy. Specially written for a broad popular readership, but serious and deep enough to offer a genuine understanding of the great philosophers, Kenny's lucid and stimulating history will become the definitive work for anyone interested in the people and ideas that shaped the course of Western thought.

Ancient Philosophy Reviews

Bertrand Russell apparently wrote his History of Western Philosophy in a hurry to raise funds. Although this reamins a popular work, it is a patchy and unreliable source. By contrast, Kenny's history of philosophy is the product of a lifetime of scholarship and this is manifest on every page. The other celebrated history of philosophy is that of Frederick Copleston, which runs to twelve volumes. Although this contains a wealth of detail and remains a valuable resource, Kenny is by far the better philosopher and writer. * James Ladyman, Times Higher Education Supplement *

About Anthony Kenny (formerly Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford, and former President, British Academy)

Sir Anthony Kenny is one of Britain's most distinguished academics. He has been Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Master of Balliol College, and President of the British Academy. He is one of very few philosophers who have made significant contributions to the study of ancient philosophy, medieval philosophy, early modern philosophy, and twentieth-century philosophy. He is particularly well known for his work on Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, and Wittgenstein. He has also published acclaimed books on the philosophy of mind and action and the philosophy of religion.

Table of Contents

1. Beginnings: From Pythagoras to Plato ; 2. Schools of Thought: From Aristotle to Augustine ; 3. Argument and Reason: Logic ; 4. Knowledge and its Limits ; 5. How Things Happen: Physics ; 6. What There Is: Metaphysics ; 7. Soul and Mind ; 8. How to Live: Ethics ; 9. God

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GOR008239605
Ancient Philosophy: A New History of Western Philosophy, Volume 1 by Anthony Kenny (formerly Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford, and former President, British Academy)
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Oxford University Press
2006-07-20
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0198752725
9780198752721
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