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A comprehensive update of the best-selling first edition, this revitalized new text presents readers with a series of clear, well-written entries focusing on fifty of the most influential philosophers from the last two thousand years.
Chosen to present the traditional mainstream of European philosophy, the text also provides a critical survey that meets the needs of readers seeking a broad basic understanding as well as a foundation for further philosophical enquiry.
Encompassing a wide range of ancient, medieval and modern philosophers, features of the second edition include:
Authoritative and highly readable, this book is a vital reference tool for all those wishing to improve their understanding of some of the world’s most fascinating intellectual figures.
Thales Pythagoras Heraclitus Parmenides Zeno Socrates Democritus Plato Aristotle Plotinus Augustine Maimonides Aquinas Duns Scotus Ockham Machiavelli Bacon Galileo Hobbes Descartes Spinoza Locke Leibniz Berkeley Hume Rousseau Kant Bentham Hegel Schopenhauer Mill Kierkegaard Marx Peirce James Nietzsche Frege Husserl Russell Moore Wittgenstein Collingwood Heidegger Popper Quine Merleau-Ponty Ayer Rawls Sartre Glossary