The Oxford Illustrated History of Western Philosophy

The Oxford Illustrated History of Western Philosophy

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Written by a team of distinguished scholars, this is an authoritative and comprehensive history of Western philosophy from its earliest beginnings to the present day. The book is illustrated with over 150 colour and black-and-white pictures, chosen to illuminate and complement the text. Lively and readable, this is an ideal introduction to philosophy for anyone interested in the history of ideas. `a wonderfully lucid exposition of difficult ideas' Tablet `Anthony Kenny, the editor of this courageously erudite compendium, reminds us that philosophy has always been fascinated by the interweaving of words and images, while artists have played upon philosophic concepts.' Observer This book is intended for students of philosophy and related subjects (especially the arts and humanities); historians and those with an interest in the history of philosophy.show more

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  • Paperback | 420 pages
  • 187.96 x 243.84 x 27.94mm | 1,111.3g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 16 pp colour plates, 150 black and white halftones, 3 maps
  • 019285335X
  • 9780192853356

About A.J.P. Kenny

About the Author Sir Anthony Kenny, president of the British Academy and Warden of Rhodes House, Oxford University, is the author of numerous works including What is Faity?, The Metaphysics of Mind, and Aristotle on the Perfect Life.show more

Table of contents

Preface; Ancient Philosophy; Medieval Philosophy; Descartes to Kant; Continental Philosophy from Fichte to Sartre; Mill to Wittgenstein; Political Philosophy; Conclusion: Contemporary Philosophy.show more

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"A wonderfully lucid exposition of difficult ideas."--Tablet"Anthony Kenny, the editor of this courageously erudite compendium, reminds us that philosophy has always been fascinated by the interweaving of words and images, while artists have played upon philosophic concepts."--Observershow more

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