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The Philosophers : Introducing Great Western Thinkers

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The Philosophers introduces some of the most brilliant minds in history and shows the enduring fascination of their ideas, which shaped our civilization. An illustrious team of authors offer concise and illuminating tours through the lives and thought of the twenty-eight greatest Western philosophers, from Socrates to Sartre. Each chapter is illustrated with a portrait of its subject, guidance is given to further reading, and a chronological table fills in the historical context. This is the ideal way for any reader to learn about these famous thinkers.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 130.3 x 196.3 x 17.3mm | 338.4g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192854186
  • 9780192854186
  • 783,536

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Because of their brevity, the sketches are briskly and crisply done, but manage to preserve a high level of accuracy and completeness. Their usefulness lies in the ready information which they offer to the quick or curious inquirer. This is a valuable little tome; there is no better short reference work of its kind available. * Sunday Times *show more

About Ted Honderich

Ted Honderich retired in 1998 from the Grote Professorship of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic at University College London. He is the editor of The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (1995), from which the pieces in this book are taken.show more

Table of contents

Introduction ; 1. Socrates ; 2. Plato ; 3. Aristotle ; 4. Augustine ; 5. Aquinas ; 6. Hobbes ; 7. Descartes ; 8. Spinoza ; 9. Locke ; 10. Leibniz ; 11. Berkeley ; 12. Hume ; 13. Kant ; 14. Schopenhauer ; 15. Hegel ; 16. Bentham ; 17. Kierkegaard ; 18. Marx ; 19. Mill ; 20. Nietzsche ; 21. Peirce ; 22. James ; 23. Frege ; 24. Husserl ; 25. Russell ; 26. Wittgenstein ; 27. Heidegger ; 28. Sartre ; Guide to Further Reading ; Chronological Table ; Indexshow more

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