A Short History of Philosophy

A Short History of Philosophy

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This is a general history of philosophy, written in an accessible style. It focuses on Western philosophy but also discusses non-Western philosophical traditions. The authors cover major philosophers and movements as well as minor but interesting figures. They treat serious religious thought as philosophical, and include information about the Jewish, Christian and other religious traditions.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 346 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 476.27g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195101960
  • 9780195101966
  • 808,073

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In this accessible and comprehensive work, Robert Solomon and Kathleen Higgins cover the entire history of philosophy--ancient, medieval, and modern, from cultures both East and West--in its broader historical and cultural contexts.show more

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It has many good points. It ignores the artificial division between religion and philosophy and treats them both the same ... would serve as a magnificent background reference work to trace detail on some obscure movement via an excellent index and a fantastic bibliography. Business Standardshow more

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