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The Passion Of The Western Mind By Richard Tarnas

The Passion Of The Western Mind by Richard Tarnas

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The Passion of the Western Mind is a complete guide to Western civilisation and the philosophical ideas that have shaped our world view.

The Passion Of The Western Mind Summary

The Passion Of The Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View by Richard Tarnas

The Passion of the Western Mind is a complete guide to Western civilisation and the philosophical ideas that have shaped our world view. From Plato to Hegel, from Augustine to Nietzsche, from Copernicus to Freud, Richard Tarnas described profound philosophical concepts simply, but without simplifying them.

Ten years in the making, The Passion of the Western Mind was hailed as an instant classic on publication. In it, Tarnas provides a compelling account of the evolution of the Western mind and its changing conception of reality. Advances on several fronts - in philosophy, psychology, religous studies and the history of science - have shed new light on this remarkable evolution and Tarnas draws together these advances to set forth a new perspective for understanding out culture's intellectual and spiritual history. The result is a complete liberal education in a single volume.

The Passion Of The Western Mind Reviews

I have never read a book about the ways in which we think that was clearer or more exciting -- John Cleese
Quite brilliant * Guardian *
[This] magnificent critical survey, with its inherent respect for both the 'West's mainstream high culture' and the 'radically changing world' of the 1990s, offers a new breakthrough for lay and scholarly readers alike... Allows readers to grasp the big picture of Western culture as if for the first time * San Francisco Chronicle *
30,000 years of Western thought distilled into a powerful, enthralling narrative * Sydney Morning Herald *
An extraordinary work of scholarship. It not only places the history of Western thought in perspective, but offers new insights concerning the evolution of our thinking and the future of the whole human enterprise -- John E. Mack, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

About Richard Tarnas

Richard Tarnas, Ph.D., is Distinguished Rockefeller Faculty, Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, and is director of its programme in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. A graduate of Harvard University and Saybrook Institute, he was formerly director of programmes and education at Esalen Institute.

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GOR004970308
9781845951627
184595162X
The Passion Of The Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View by Richard Tarnas
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2010-09-02
560
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