Historical Introduction to Philosophy

Historical Introduction to Philosophy

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This anthology leads readers to an appreciation of Western philosophy through an exploration of its history, the problems (classical questions) it has dealt with, and the major philosophers and their works within that historical setting. All readings are primary sources, allowing readers to experience the author's thoughts in his or her own words. KEY TOPICS: The Ancient Period (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius). The Medieval Period (St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, William of Ockham). The Modern Period (Decartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Mill). The Contemporary Period (Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Marx, Bergson, James, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Russell, Wittgenstein). Current Dimensions (Susanne Lange, John Rawls, W.V. Quine, John Searle, Peter Singer). MARKET: For anyone interested in a comprehensive, historical survey of Western philosophy.
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  • Paperback | 717 pages
  • 177.8 x 236.2 x 33mm | 1,088.63g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 4th New edition
  • 0130316776
  • 9780130316776

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I. THE ANCIENT PERIOD-THE SPIRIT OF GREEK PHILOSOPHY: PHILOSOPHY AS WONDER.


1. The Predecessors of Socrates.


2. Socrates (469-399 B.C.)


3. Plato (427-347 B.C.)


4. Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)


5. Epicurus (341-270 B.C.)


6. The Stoics: Epictetus (A.D. 50-138) and Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121-180).


II. THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD-THE SPIRIT OF MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY: PHILOSOPHY MEETS THEOLOGY.


7. St. Augustine (354-430).


8. St. Anselm (1033-1109).


9. St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274).


10. William of Ockham (c. 1280-1349).


III. THE MODERN PERIOD-THE SPIRIT OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY: PHILOSOPHY AND THE RISE OF SCIENCE.


11. Rene Descartes (1596-1650).


12. Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677).


13. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716).


14. Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679).


15. John Locke (1632-1704).


16. George Berkeley (1685-1753).


17. David Hume (1711-1776).


18. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804).


19. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831).


20. John Stuart Mill (1806-1873).


IV. THE CONTEMPORARY PERIOD-THE SPIRIT OF CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY: THE ASCENDANCY OF THE PERSON.


21. Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855).


22. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900).


23. Karl Marx (1816-1883).


24. Henri Bergson (1859-1941).


25. William James (1842-1910).


26. Edmund Husserl (1859-1938).


27. Martin Heidegger (1889-1976).


28. Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980).


29. Bertrand Russell (1872-1970).


30. Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951).


31. Current Dimensions
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