A Passion for Wisdom

A Passion for Wisdom : A Very Brief History of Philosophy

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This is a greatly abridged adaptation of Solomon and Higgins' 1995 OUP publication, A Short History of Philosophy. As in the longer book, the authors offer a guided tour of the full panorama of philosophy. Here, however, they concentrate on a few highlights of world philosophical history, offering the general reader a quick and painless introduction to the world's great philosophers.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 142.24 x 198.12 x 10.16mm | 90.72g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195112091
  • 9780195112092
  • 618,051

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"Solomon and Higgins have managed to keep their history clear and understandable, and the newcomer should have no difficulty tracing its development."--Library Journalshow more

About Professor Robert C. Solomon

Robert C. Solomon and Kathleen M. Higgins are both Professors of Philosophy at the University of Texas.show more

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