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    Description"[This] magnificent critical survey, with its inherent respect for both the 'Westt'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 for the first time". SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Here are the great minds of Western civilization and their pivotal ideas, from Plato to Hegel, from Augustine to Nietzsche, from Copernicus to Freud. Richard Tarnas performs the near-miracle of describing profound philosophical concepts simply but without simplifying them. Ten years in the making and already hailed as a classic, THE PASSION OF THE WESERN MIND is truly a complete liberal education in a single volume.


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    Title
    The Passion of the Western Mind
    Subtitle
    Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Tarnas
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345368096
    ISBN 10: 0345368096
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JFCX
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000, PHI000000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HPC
    DC20: 190
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25200
    Abridged Dewey: 190
    B&T Approval Code: A10010000
    DC22: 190
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI021000
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    LC classification: B72.T27 19, B72 .T27 1993
    Thema V1.0: QDH, JBCC9
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Ballantine Books Inc.
    Publication date
    01 May 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "No other such overview provides, in equal compass, as clear and cogent a survey. Its scholarship is impeccable....For its length it is the best intellectual history of the West I have ever seen." --Huston Smith, Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley "The most lucid and concise presentation I have read of the grand lines of what every student should know about the history of Western thought."--Joseph Campbell
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    "[This] magnificent critical survey, with its inherent respect for both the 'Westt'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 for the first time." SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Here are the great minds of Western civilization and their pivotal ideas, from Plato to Hegel, from Augustine to Nietzsche, from Copernicus to Freud. Richard Tarnas performs the near-miracle of describing profound philosophical concepts simply but without simplifying them. Ten years in the making and already hailed as a classic, THE PASSION OF THE WESERN MIND is truly a complete liberal education in a single volume.