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Brief History of Western Philosophy

Brief History of Western Philosophy - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0631201328

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ISBN13: 978-0631201328
ISBN10: 0631201327
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Published: 1998
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Brief History of Western Philosophy - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0631201328

Anthony Kenny

ISBN13: 978-0631201328
ISBN10: 0631201327
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

In this lucid and masterful work, the eminent scholar Anthony Kenny offers an indispensable resource - the most concise and compelling story of the complete development of philosophy available.

Spanning 2,500 years of thought, this superb volume provides essential coverage of the most influential philosophers of the Western world, including Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Jesus, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Berkeley, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Mill, Nietzsche, Darwin, Freud, Frege, Russell, and Wittgenstein, amongst many others.

Unrivaled in its authority and range, the book is ideal for anyone with an interest in Western thought.

Author Bio

Kenny, Anthony :

Sir Anthony Kenny is Warden of Rhodes House, Oxford. For many years he was a philosophy tutor at Balliol College, of which he became master. A former President of the British Academy, he was until recently Chairman of the Board of the British Library. He has written a number of influential books on the history of philosophy, and is editor of The Wittgenstein Reader, (Blackwell, 1994).

Table of Contents

Preface.
Acknowledgements.


1. Philosophy in its Infancy.
2. The Athens of Socrates.
3. The Philosophy of Plato.
4. The System of Aristotle.
5. Greek Philosophy After Aristotle.
6. Early Christian Philosophy.
7. Early Medieval Philosophy.
8. Philosophy in the Thirteenth Century.
9. Oxford Philosophers.
10. Renaissance Philosophy.
11. The Age of Descartes.
12. English Philosophy in the Seventeenth-Century.
13. Continental Philosophy in the Age of Louis XIV.
14. British Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century.
15. The Enlightenment.
16. The Critical Philosophy of Kant.
17. German Idealism and Materialism.
18. The Utilitarians.
19. Three Nineteenth-Century Philosophers.
20. Three Modern Masters.
21. Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics.
22. The Philosophy of Wittgenstein.


Afterword.
Suggestions for Further Reading.
Index.

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