The Great Philosophers: From Socrates to Foucault
  • The Great Philosophers: From Socrates to Foucault
  • The Great Philosophers: From Socrates to Foucault

The Great Philosophers: From Socrates to Foucault

by Jeremy Stangroom, James Garvey
     
 

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Philosophy has been under way for more than two thousand years. The Great Philosophers traces the biggest and most influential thoughts in philosophy’s long stride through history, beginning with the Ancient Greeks and Early Romans, the first philosophical thinkers in the West, to whom so much is owed. How their concerns became the concerns of those who…  See more details below

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Philosophy has been under way for more than two thousand years. The Great Philosophers traces the biggest and most influential thoughts in philosophy’s long stride through history, beginning with the Ancient Greeks and Early Romans, the first philosophical thinkers in the West, to whom so much is owed. How their concerns became the concerns of those who followed is clearly laid out, as is the way their answers shaped what we now recognize as philosophy. The medieval philosophers are also represented, combining their religious concerns with ancient thought and carrying it into the Renaissance. The modern era, the explosion of philosophy sparked by Descartes, is well represented here too. Founders and representatives of both rationalist and empiricist schools make an appearance, as do philosophy’s skeptics, with their often darker conclusions.

Philosophy’s long walk continues, and you will find here the thoughts which make its contemporary form what it is, and perhaps what it is on the way to becoming. Philosophy is very much still under way, and The Great Philosophers pays regard to both the discipline as it is practiced now, and to the history which made contemporary philosophy possible.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760791967
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
05/19/2007
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
10.28(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.74(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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