A History of Philosophy: Modern Philosophy from the French Enlightenment to Kant

A History of Philosophy: Modern Philosophy from the French Enlightenment to Kant

by Frederick Copleston, Frederick C. Copleston
     
 

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Conceived originally as a serious presentation of the development of philosophy for Catholic seminary students, Frederick Copleston's nine-volume A History Of Philosophy has journeyed far beyond the modest purpose of its author to universal acclaim as the best history of philosophy in English.

Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit of immense erudition who once tangled

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Conceived originally as a serious presentation of the development of philosophy for Catholic seminary students, Frederick Copleston's nine-volume A History Of Philosophy has journeyed far beyond the modest purpose of its author to universal acclaim as the best history of philosophy in English.

Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit of immense erudition who once tangled with A.J. Ayer in a fabled debate about the exiatenceof God and the possibility of metaphysics, knew that seminary students were fed a woefully inadequate diet of theses and proofs, and that their familiarity with most of history's great thinkers was reduced to simplistic caricatures. Copelston sets out to redress the wrong by writing a complete history of Western philosophy, one crackling with incident and intellectual excitement - and one that gives full place to each thinker, presenting his thought in a beautifully rounded manner and showing his links to those who went before and to those who came after them.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385470438
Publisher:
Crown Religion/Business/Forum
Publication date:
12/28/1993
Series:
History of Philosophy: Volume VI: Modern Philosophy: From the French Enlightenment to Kant Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
614,481
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.22(h) x 1.07(d)

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