The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the Greater Philosophers
ISBN: 1441773495
EAN13: 9781441773494
Language: English
Pages: 0
Dimensions: 2.00" H x 6.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Compact Disc
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Book Overview
The product of eleven years of research, The Story of Philosophy is an endlessly inspiring and instructive chronicle of the world's greatest thinkers, from Socrates to Santayana. Written with exacting and scrupulous scholarship, it was designed both to command the respect of educators and to capture the interest of the layman. Durant lucidly describes the philosophical systems of such world-famous monarchs of the mind as Plato, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Voltaire, and Nietzsche. Along with their ideas, he offers their flesh-and-blood biographies, placing their thoughts within their own time and place and elucidating their influence on our modern intellectual heritage. This book is packed with wisdom and wit. 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.