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History of Philosophy, Volume IX : Modern Philosophy : From the French Revolution to Sartre, Camus, and Levi-Strauss - 94 edition

History of Philosophy, Volume IX : Modern Philosophy : From the French Revolution to Sartre, Camus, and Levi-Strauss (ISBN10: 0385470460; ISBN13: 9780385470469)
ISBN13: 978-0385470469
ISBN10: 0385470460

Summary: Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit of immense erudition who once tangled with A. J. Ayer in a fabled debate about the existence of God and the possibility of metaphysics, knew that seminary students were fed a woefully inadequate diet of theses and proofs, and that their familiarity with most of history's great thinkers was reduced to simplistic caricatures. Copleston set out to redress the wrong by writing a complete history of Western philosophy, one crackling with incident and intellectu
al excitement--and one that gives full place to each thinker, presenting his thought in a beautifully rounded manner and showing his links to those who went before and to those who came after him.
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Summary: Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit of immense erudition who once tangled with A. J. Ayer in a fabled debate about the existence of God and the possibility of metaphysics, knew that seminary students were fed a woefully inadequate diet of theses and proofs, and that their familiarity with most of history's great thinkers was reduced to simplistic caricatures. Copleston set out to redress the wrong by writing a complete history of Western philosophy, one crackling with incident and intellectual excitement--and one that gives full place to each thinker, presenting his thought in a beautifully rounded manner and showing his links to those who went before and to those who came after him. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 94
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Publisher: Image Books
Year Published: 1994
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