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A History of Western Philosophy By Bertrand Russell

A History of Western Philosophy
by Bertrand Russell

This comprehensive work presents the history of Western philosophy in its social, economic and political context, enlivened by Bertrand Russell's profound and lucid insight and wit.
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A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell

This comprehensive work presents the history of Western philosophy in its social, economic and political context, enlivened by Bertrand Russell's profound and lucid insight and wit.

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""A History of Western Philosophy remains unchallenged as the perfect introduction to its subject. Russell...writes with the kind of verve, freshness and personal engagement that lesser spirits would never have permitted themselves. This boldness, together with the astonishing breadth of his general historical knowledge, allows him to put philosophers into their social and cultural context... The result is exactly the kind of philosophy that most people would like to read, but which only Russell could possibly have written."-Ray Monk "A survey of Western philosophy in relation to its environment, of such sweep and acuteness, alive in every nerve . . . a masterpiece of intellectual energy . . . the Socrates of our time."-A. L. Rowse "A great philosopher's lucid and magisterial look at the history of his own subject, wonderfully readable and enlightening."-"The Observer "Bertrand Russell's remarkable book, is so far as I am aware, the first attempt to present a history of Western philosophy in relation to its social and economic background. As such, and also as a brilliantly written expose of changing philosophical doctrines, it should be widely read."-Sir Julian Huxley "It is certain of a very wide audience, and is, in my opinion, just the kind of thing people ought to have to make them understand the past . . . It may be one of the most valuable books of our time."-G. M. Trevelyan

Table of Contents


BOOK ONE: ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY, Part 1. The Pre-Socratics, Part 2. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, Part 3. Ancient Philosophy after Aristotle, BOOK TWO: CATHOLIC PHILOSOPHY, Introduction, Part 1. The Fathers, Part 2. The Schoolmen, BOOK THREE: MODERN PHILOSOPHY, Part 1. From the Renaissance to Hume, Part 2. From Rousseau to the Present Day.

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GOR001245056
A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1984-02-27
848
0415078547
9780415078542
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