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The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy

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By (author) William James Durant

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  • Publisher: POCKET BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 102mm x 171mm x 30mm | 336g
  • Publication date: 1 January 1991
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0671739166
  • ISBN 13: 9780671739164
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd edition
  • Sales rank: 30,961

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A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers--Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James, and Dewey--"The Story of Philosophy "is one of the great books of our time. Few write for the non-specialist as well as Will Durant, and this book is a splendid example of his eminently readable scholarship. Durant's insight and wit never cease to dazzle; "The Story of Philosophy" is a key book for any reader who wishes to survey the history and development of philosophical ideas in the Western world.

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A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers--Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James and Dewey--The Story of Philosophy is one of the great books of our time. The Story of Philosophy is a key book for any reader who wishes to survey the history and development of philosophical ideas in the Western world.