The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy
Author: Will Durant
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 543
Release: 1961
ISBN 10: 0671739166
ISBN 13: 9780671739164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of Philosophy Book Review:

Examines the history of speculative thought by focusing on such dominant personalities as Plato, Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche

History of Western Philosophy

History of Western Philosophy
Author: Bertrand Russell
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2008-06-30
ISBN 10: 1416599150
ISBN 13: 9781416599159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Western Philosophy Book Review:

Hailed as “lucid and magisterial” by The Observer, this book is universally acclaimed as the outstanding one-volume work on the subject of Western philosophy. Considered to be one of the most important philosophical works of all time, the History of Western Philosophy is a dazzlingly unique exploration of the ideologies of significant philosophers throughout the ages—from Plato and Aristotle through to Spinoza, Kant and the twentieth century. Written by a man who changed the history of philosophy himself, this is an account that has never been rivaled since its first publication over sixty years ago. Since its first publication in 1945, Lord Russell’s A History of Western Philosophy is still unparalleled in its comprehensiveness, its clarity, its erudition, its grace, and its wit. In seventy-six chapters he traces philosophy from the rise of Greek civilization to the emergence of logical analysis in the twentieth century. Among the philosophers considered are: Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, the Atomists, Protagoras, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Cynics, the Sceptics, the Epicureans, the Stoics, Plotinus, Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, Benedict, Gregory the Great, John the Scot, Aquinas, Duns Scotus, William of Occam, Machiavelli, Erasmus, More, Bacon, Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, the Utilitarians, Marx, Bergson, James, Dewey, and lastly the philosophers with whom Lord Russell himself is most closely associated—Cantor, Frege, and Whitehead, coauthor with Russell of the monumental Principia Mathematica.

The Lessons of History

The Lessons of History
Author: Will Durant,Ariel Durant
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-08-21
ISBN 10: 1439170193
ISBN 13: 9781439170199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lessons of History Book Review:

A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, The Lessons of History is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize–winning historians Will and Ariel Durant. With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, the Durants take us on a journey through history, exploring the possibilities and limitations of humanity over time. Juxtaposing the great lives, ideas, and accomplishments with cycles of war and conquest, the Durants reveal the towering themes of history and give meaning to our own.

The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time
Author: Will Durant
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2002-11-07
ISBN 10: 1439107149
ISBN 13: 9781439107140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time Book Review:

A wise and witty compendium of the greatest thoughts, greatest minds, and greatest books of all time -- listed in accessible and succinct form -- by one of the world's greatest scholars. From the "Hundred Best Books" to the "Ten Greatest Thinkers" to the "Ten Greatest Poets," here is a concise collection of the world's most significant knowledge. For the better part of a century, Will Durant dwelled upon -- and wrote about -- the most significant eras, individuals, and achievements of human history. His selections have finally been brought together in a single, compact volume. Durant eloquently defends his choices of the greatest minds and ideas, but he also stimulates readers into forming their own opinions, encouraging them to shed their surroundings and biases and enter "The Country of the Mind," a timeless realm where the heroes of our species dwell. From a thinker who always chose to exalt the positive in the human species, The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time stays true to Durant's optimism. This is a book containing the absolute best of our heritage, passed on for the benefit of future generations. Filled with Durant's renowned wit, knowledge, and unique ability to explain events and ideas in simple and exciting terms, this is a pocket-size liberal arts and humanist curriculum in one volume.

Sophie s World

Sophie s World
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 1466804270
ISBN 13: 9781466804272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sophie s World Book Review:

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

Philosophy in the Islamic World

Philosophy in the Islamic World
Author: Peter Adamson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-07-07
ISBN 10: 0199577498
ISBN 13: 9780199577491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy in the Islamic World Book Review:

Peter Adamson presents the first full history of philosophy in the Islamic world for a broad readership. He traces its development from early Islam to the 20th century, ranging from Spain to South Asia, featuring Jewish and Christian thinkers as well as Muslim. Major figures like Avicenna, Averroes, and Maimonides are covered in great detail, but the book also looks at less familiar thinkers, including women philosophers. Attention is also given to thephilosophical relevance of Islamic theology (kalam) and mysticism--the Sufi tradition within Islam, and Kabbalah among Jews--and to science, with chapters on disciplines like optics and astronomy. The first partof the book looks at the blossoming of Islamic theology and responses to the Greek philosophical tradition in the world of Arabic learning, the second discusses philosophy in Muslim Spain (Andalusia), and a third section looks in unusual detail at later developments, touching on philosophy in the Ottoman, Mughal, and Safavid empires.

The Philosophy Book

The Philosophy Book
Author: DK
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-03-02
ISBN 10: 1465441069
ISBN 13: 9781465441065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Philosophy Book Book Review:

What existed before the Universe was created? Where does self-worth come from? Do the ends always justify the means? The Philosophy Book answers the most profound questions we all have. It is your visual guide to the fundamental nature of existence, society, and how we think. Discover what it means to be free, whether science can predict the future, or how language shapes our thoughts. Learn about the world's greatest philosophers, from Plato and Confucius to modern thinkers such as Chomsky and Derrida and follow charts and timelines that graphically show the progression of ideas and logic. Written in plain English, with concise explanations of branches of philosophy such as metaphysics and ethics, it untangles complicated theories and makes sense of abstract concepts. It is an ideal reference whether you're a student or a general reader, with simple explanations of big ideas, including the four noble truths, the soul, class struggle, moral purpose, and good and evil. If you're curious about the deeper questions in life, The Philosophy Book is both an invaluable reference and illuminating read.

The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy
Author: Bryan Magee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-05-02
ISBN 10: 9780241241264
ISBN 13: 024124126X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Philosophy in the Modern World

Philosophy in the Modern World
Author: Anthony Kenny
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN 10: 0191623199
ISBN 13: 9780191623196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy in the Modern World Book Review:

Sir Anthony Kenny tells the fascinating story of the development of philosophy in the modern world, from the early nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. Alongside (and intertwined with) extraordinary scientific advances, cultural changes, and political upheavals, the last two centuries have seen some of the most intriguing and original developments in philosophical thinking, which have transformed our understanding of ourselves and our world. In the first part of the book Kenny offers a lively narrative introducing the major thinkers in their historical context. He then proceeds to guide the reader lucidly through the nine main areas of philosophical work in the period, offering a serious engagement with the ideas and arguments. Among those we meet are the great figures of continental European philosophy, from Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche to Heidegger and Sartre; the Pragmatists who first developed a distinctively American philosophical tradition; Marx, Darwin, and Freud, the non-philosophers whose influence on philosophy was immense; Wittgenstein and Russell, friends and colleagues who set the agenda for analytic philosophy in the twentieth century. Philosophy in the Modern World brings to completion Kenny's magisterial New History of Western Philosophy. The four volumes have been designed to dovetail with each other: they offer a unified overview of the entire development of philosophy, allowing readers to trace themes through the centuries, from antiquity to the present day. The story is illuminated by a selection of intriguing and beautiful illustrations.

The Perennial Philosophy

The Perennial Philosophy
Author: Aldous Huxley
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2014-10-21
ISBN 10: 1551997630
ISBN 13: 9781551997636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Perennial Philosophy Book Review:

In one of his most significant pieces of non-fiction, the mind behind Brave New World presents a thorough and articulate comparison of different forms of mysticism. Written for an audience presumed to be primarily familiar with Christianity, The Perennial Philosophy aims to extract greater theological truths from the common threads found across religions, and to explore how they can be used to judge mankind (and how it often fails to meet the standards set). It primarily consists of quotations taken from famous figures within each tradition, with short connecting passages written by Huxley. Random House of Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

A History of Philosophy

A History of Philosophy
Author: Frederick Charles Copleston
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 521
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 0385468431
ISBN 13: 9780385468435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Philosophy Book Review:

Evaluates important elements of Western philosophy from its classical origins to the present.

The Problems of Philosophy

The Problems of Philosophy
Author: Bertrand Russell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 0192854232
ISBN 13: 9780192854230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Problems of Philosophy Book Review:

This work, originally published in 1912, is an introduction to the theory of philosophical enquiry. It gives Russell's views on such subjects as the distinction between appearance and reality and the existence and nature of matter.

On Bullshit

On Bullshit
Author: Harry G. Frankfurt
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2009-01-10
ISBN 10: 1400826535
ISBN 13: 9781400826537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Bullshit Book Review:

A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it. So the phenomenon has not aroused much deliberate concern. We have no clear understanding of what bullshit is, why there is so much of it, or what functions it serves. And we lack a conscientiously developed appreciation of what it means to us. In other words, as Harry Frankfurt writes, "we have no theory." Frankfurt, one of the world's most influential moral philosophers, attempts to build such a theory here. With his characteristic combination of philosophical acuity, psychological insight, and wry humor, Frankfurt proceeds by exploring how bullshit and the related concept of humbug are distinct from lying. He argues that bullshitters misrepresent themselves to their audience not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims about what is true. In fact, bullshit need not be untrue at all. Rather, bullshitters seek to convey a certain impression of themselves without being concerned about whether anything at all is true. They quietly change the rules governing their end of the conversation so that claims about truth and falsity are irrelevant. Frankfurt concludes that although bullshit can take many innocent forms, excessive indulgence in it can eventually undermine the practitioner's capacity to tell the truth in a way that lying does not. Liars at least acknowledge that it matters what is true. By virtue of this, Frankfurt writes, bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.

Thomas Reid and the Story of Epistemology

Thomas Reid and the Story of Epistemology
Author: Nicholas Wolterstorff
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2004-01-12
ISBN 10: 9780521539302
ISBN 13: 0521539307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Reid and the Story of Epistemology Book Review:

The first systematic account of Reid's epistemology also relates Reid's philosophy to present-day epistemological discussions.

What We Owe to Each Other

What We Owe to Each Other
Author: Thomas Scanlon
Publsiher: Belknap Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 067400423X
ISBN 13: 9780674004238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Owe to Each Other Book Review:

How do we judge whether an action is morally right or wrong? If an action is wrong, what reason does that give us not to do it? Why should we give such reasons priority over our other concerns and values? In this book, T. M. Scanlon offers new answers to these questions, as they apply to the central part of morality that concerns what we owe to each other. According to his contractualist view, thinking about right and wrong is thinking about what we do in terms that could be justified to others and that they could not reasonably reject. He shows how the special authority of conclusions about right and wrong arises from the value of being related to others in this way, and he shows how familiar moral ideas such as fairness and responsibility can be understood through their role in this process of mutual justification and criticism. Scanlon bases his contractualism on a broader account of reasons, value, and individual well-being that challenges standard views about these crucial notions. He argues that desires do not provide us with reasons, that states of affairs are not the primary bearers of value, and that well-being is not as important for rational decision-making as it is commonly held to be. Scanlon is a pluralist about both moral and non-moral values. He argues that, taking this plurality of values into account, contractualism allows for most of the variability in moral requirements that relativists have claimed, while still accounting for the full force of our judgments of right and wrong.

Superhero Thought Experiments

Superhero Thought Experiments
Author: Chris Gavaler,Nathaniel Goldberg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1609386558
ISBN 13: 9781609386559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Superhero Thought Experiments Book Review:

"What if there's an alternative universe with a different moral code? What if we are being deceived by an evil genius? Examining the deep philosophical topics addressed in superhero comics, this entertaining book reads plot lines for the complex "thought experiments" they contain and analyzes their implications as if the comic authors were philosophers. In doing so, authors Chris Gavaler and Nathaniel Goldberg--a comics expert and a philosophy scholar, respectively--find that superhero comics often depict philosophical thought experiments more fully than philosophers do, and with surprising results. For example, René Descartes briefly worries that we are being deceived by an evil genius, but Marvel Comics explores this concern--and its consequences--over decades. Similarly, in a few paragraphs philosophers Terry Horgan and Mark Timmons imagine a "moral twin earth" with deviant morality, while DC Comics dedicates multiple comics to different moral twin earths in which readers see multiple deviant moralities play out"--

Philosophy through Film

Philosophy through Film
Author: Mary M. Litch,Amy Karofsky
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2014-07-11
ISBN 10: 1135038597
ISBN 13: 9781135038595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy through Film Book Review:

Many of the classic questions of philosophy have been raised, illuminated, and addressed in celluloid. In this Third Edition of Philosophy through Film, Mary M. Litch teams up with a new co-author, Amy Karofsky, to show readers how to watch films with a sharp eye for their philosophical content. Together, the authors help students become familiar with key topics in all of the major areas in Western philosophy and master the techniques of philosophical argumentation. The perfect size and scope for a first course in philosophy, the book assumes no prior knowledge of philosophy. It is an excellent teaching resource and learning tool, introducing students to key topics and figures in philosophy through thematic chapters, each of which is linked to one or more "focus films" that illustrate a philosophical problem or topic. Revised and expanded, the Third Edition features: A completely revised chapter on "Relativism," now re-titled "Truth" with coverage of the correspondence theory, the pragmatist theory, and the coherence theory. The addition of four new focus films: Inception, Moon, Gone Baby Gone, God on Trial. Revisions to the General Introduction that include a discussion of critical reasoning. Revisions to the primary readings to better meet the needs of instructors and students, including the addition of three new primary readings: excerpts from Bertrand Russell’s The Problems of Philosophy, from William James’ Pragmatism: A New Way for Some Old Ways of Thinking, and from J. L. Mackie’s "Evil and Omnipotence". Updates and expansion to the companion website, including a much expanded list of films relevant to the various subfields of philosophy. Films examined in depth include: Hilary and Jackie The Matrix Inception Memento Moon I, Robot Minority Report Crimes and Misdemeanors Gone Baby Gone Antz Equilibrium The Seventh Seal God on Trial Leaving Las Vegas

Stolen Legacy

Stolen Legacy
Author: George G. M. James
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2013-04-08
ISBN 10: 1627930159
ISBN 13: 9781627930154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stolen Legacy Book Review:

For centuries the world has been misled about the original source of the Arts and Sciences; for centuries Socrates, Plato and Aristotle have been falsely idolized as models of intellectual greatness; and for centuries the African continent has been called the Dark Continent, because Europe coveted the honor of transmitting to the world, the Arts and Sciences. It is indeed surprising how, for centuries, the Greeks have been praised by the Western World for intellectual accomplishments which belong without a doubt to the Egyptians or the peoples of North Africa.

The Philosophy of History

The Philosophy of History
Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 457
Release: 1900
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105038240185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time

A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time
Author: Adrian Bardon
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN 10: 0199301085
ISBN 13: 9780199301089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time Book Review:

Its treatment is roughly chronological, starting with the ancient Greek philosophers Heraclitus and Parmenides and proceeding through the history of Western philosophy and science up to the present.