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    DescriptionThe Great Philosophers brings together in one volume and in chronological order the best from our hugely successful series: Anthony Gottlieb on Socrates; Bernard Williams on Plato; John Cottingham on Descartes; Roger Scruton on Spinoza; David Berman on Berkeley; Anthony Quinton on Hume; Terry Eagleton on Marx; Ray Monk on Russell; Jonathan Ree on Heidegger; Peter Hacker on Wittgenstein; Frederic Raphael on Popper Andrew Hodges on Turing.

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    The Great Philosophers
    From Socrates to Turing
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Ray Monk, Edited by Frederic Raphael
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 390 g
    ISBN 13: 9780753811368
    ISBN 10: 0753811367

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25200
    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000
    DC21: 109
    Orion Categories: N|05
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    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    05 April 2001
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    Author Information
    Frederic Raphael was born in Chicago in 1931. He was educated at Charterhouse and St. John's College in Cambridge where he was a major scholar in Classics. He has written nineteen novels. His other works include translations, essays and radio plays. He is a regular contributor to The Sunday Times literary and travel pages. He is married with three children. He divides his time between France and England.
    Review text
    A single volume collection of essays that were originally published as individual monographs, introductory guides to some of the world's greatest philosophers, such as Socrates, Descartes and Russell by some of the world's leading contemporary thinkers, including Roger Scruton (on Spinoza), Jonathan Ree on Heidegger and Terry Eagleton on Marx (an unusual inclusion). As well as providing an introduction to their subject's life and work, each author was also asked to examine in closer detail a particular aspect of their thinking so, for example, Ray Monk explores Bertrand Russell's relationship with mathematics, while Terry Eagleton discusses Marx's views on freedom. This concentration on ideas (rather than, say, history) provides a fresh and engaging way into philosophy as it is practised and lends the subject an admirable immediacy. (Kirkus UK)