The Dream of Reason

The Dream of Reason : A History of Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance

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Already a classic in its first year of publication, this landmark study of Western thought takes a fresh look at the writings of the great thinkers of classic philosophy and questions many pieces of conventional wisdom. The book invites comparison with Bertrand Russell's monumental History of Western Philosophy, "but Gottlieb's book is less idiosyncratic and based on more recent scholarship" (Colin McGinn, Los Angeles Times). A New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Best Book, and a Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2001.
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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 157 x 234 x 30mm | 818g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 039332365X
  • 9780393323658
  • 521,912

About Anthony Gottlieb

Anthony Gottlieb is the author of The Dream of Reason, a former executive editor of The Economist, and has held visiting fellowships at Harvard University and All Souls College, Oxford. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and the New York Times.
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