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The Great Philosophers: From Socrates to Foucault
     

The Great Philosophers: From Socrates to Foucault

by Jeremy Stangroom, James Garvey
 

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The Great Philosophers is a lavishly illustrated collection of essays, each devoted to one of history's greatest philosophers.

From the Greek triumvirate of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, whose light shines down the centuries to reach us even now, to the social theorist Michel Foucault, the greatest names of philosophy are represented here. Each essay

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The Great Philosophers is a lavishly illustrated collection of essays, each devoted to one of history's greatest philosophers.

From the Greek triumvirate of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, whose light shines down the centuries to reach us even now, to the social theorist Michel Foucault, the greatest names of philosophy are represented here. Each essay gives a biographical background for its subject and a description of the main strands of their thought, together with summaries of their major works.

The thirty-four chronologically-organized essays are a comprehensive introduction to Western philosophy's major figures.

Dr Jeremy Stangroom is a founding editor of The Philosophers' Magazine, one of the world's most popular philosophy publications. He has written and/or edited numerous books, including: New British Philosophy, What Philosophers Think and Great Thinkers A-Z (all with Julian Baggini); The Dictionary of Fashionable Nonsense and Why Truth Matters (with Ophelia Benson); and What Scientists Think. He is a frequent contributor to New Humanist magazine, and he is also the editor of the Royal Institute of Philosophy web site.

James Garvey teaches philosophy at the University of Nottingham and is Secretary of the Royal Institute of Philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760780602
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
04/24/2006
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
11.32(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Dr Jeremy Stangroom is a founding editor of The Philosopher's Magazine, one of the world's most popular philosophy publications. He has written and/or edited numerous books, including New Philosophy, What Philosophers Think and Great Thinkers A-Z. He is a frequent contributor to New Humanist magazine, and he is also the editor of the Royal Institute of Philosophy website.

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