The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy : The Lives and Opinions of the Greater Philosophers

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Dr. Durant's outline includes not only lucid explanations of the great philosophies, but the careers of the philosophers and interpretations based upon the two-fold view, together with a host of good tales and merry quips by and about famous scholars from Socrates to Professor John Dewey.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 110 x 172 x 34mm | 408.23g
  • Turtleback Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Prebound edition
  • Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
  • 0808577697
  • 9780808577690
  • 138,855

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A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers--Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James and Dewey--The Story of Philosophy is one of the great books of our time. The Story of Philosophy is a key book for any reader who wishes to survey the history and development of philosophical ideas in the Western world.
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