Philosophy Through Its Past

Philosophy Through Its Past

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From Gregory Vlastos on "Plato: The Individual as an Object of Love", to Arthur Danto on "Sartre: Shame, or, the Problem of Other Minds", this book explores the central concerns of the past masters of philosophy. It extends across a whole spectrum of approaches: some essays lean towards the historical, seeking truth as much as possible in the thought of the great master, while others are more inclined to suppose that philosophy advances, so that attention to the past must be selective, and certainly judgemental. All of them, however, illuminate the vital past of philosophy. This anthology of essays forms a companion to "Philosphy As It Is".
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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0140136940
  • 9780140136944

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Plato - the individual as an object of love, Gregory Vlastos; Aristotle - on learning to be good, M.F. Burnyeat; Aquinas - intentionality, Anthony Kenny; Hobbes - his concepts of obligation, Thomas Nagel; Descartes - cogito and sum, Bernard Williams; Spinoza - his identity theory, Timothy L.S. Sprigge; Locke - primary and secondary qualities, J.L. Mackie; Leibniz and Descartes - proof and eternal truths, Ian Hacking; Berkeley - his immaterialism and Kant's transcendental idealism, M.R. Ayers; Hume - action, reason and passion, Barry Stroud; Kant - the critique of pure reason, P.F. Strawson; Hegel - on faces and skulls, Alasdair MacIntyre; Mill - the ends of life and the preliminaries of morality, Richard Wollheim; Marx - the critique of justice, Allen W. Wood; Nietzsche - art and artists, Richard Schacht; Frege - the theory of descriptions, names and reality, A,J, Ayer; Wittgenstein - his treatment of the will, PEter Winch; Sartre - shame, or, the problem of other minds, Arthur Danto.
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