Great Thinkers A-Z

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Great Thinkers, A-Z brings together 100 short, accessible snapshots of the people who have shaped Western thought from the ancient Greeks to today. The snapshots, written by the world's leading experts, describe a major thinker's life and work with suggestions for further reading on each one. Covering philosophers as well as cultural and scientific thinkers—such as Foucault, Darwin, Einstein and Freud—who have had a major impact on philosophy, Great Thinkers, A-Z is the ideal book for anyone interested in the ...

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Overview

Great Thinkers, A-Z brings together 100 short, accessible snapshots of the people who have shaped Western thought from the ancient Greeks to today. The snapshots, written by the world's leading experts, describe a major thinker's life and work with suggestions for further reading on each one. Covering philosophers as well as cultural and scientific thinkers—such as Foucault, Darwin, Einstein and Freud—who have had a major impact on philosophy, Great Thinkers, A-Z is the ideal book for anyone interested in the history of ideas and in contemporary thought.

Entries include: Adorno, Arendt, Aquinas, Aristotle, Augustine, Avicenna, Ayer, Bacon, Baudrillard, de Beauvoir, Benjamin, Bentham, Bergson, Berkeley, Boethius, Brentano, Butler, Camus, Carnap, Chomsky, Churchland, Cixous, Collingwood, Comte, Craik, Croce, Darwin, Davidson, Deleuze, Dennett, Descartes, Derrida, Dewey, Dilthey, Duns Scotus, Einstein, Foucault, Frege, Freud, Gadamer, Godel, Habermas, Hayek, Hegel, Heidegger, Hobbes, Hume, Husserl, Irigaray, James, Kant, Kierkegaard, Kripke, Kristeva, Kuhn, Leibniz, Levinas, Lewis, Locke, Machiavelli, MacIntyre, Marx, Macmurray, Merleau-Ponty, Mill, Montaigne, Moore, Nagel, Negri, Nietzsche, Nozick, Nussbaum, Paine, Pascal, Peirce, Plato, Plotinus, Popper, Putnam, Pythagoras, Quine, Rawls, Rorty, Rousseau, Russell, Santayana, Sartre, Schopenhauer, Searle, Seneca, Sidgwick, Singer, Socrates, Spinoza, Taylor, Turing, Vico, Weil, Whitehead, Wittgenstein, Zeno

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826467423
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 6/15/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author


Julian Baggini is co-editor (with Jeremy Stangroom) of The Philosophers' Magazine (www.philosophers.co.uk), Great Thinkers A-Z (2004) and New British Philosophy: The Interviews (2002). He is also the author of The Pig That Wants to be Eaten and What's It All About? Philosophy and the Meaning of Life (both Granta, 2005).

Jeremy Stangroom is co-editor, with Julian Baggini, of The Philosophers' Magazine and co-author of Do You Think What You Think You Think? (Granta, 2006), What Philosophers Think and Great Thinkers A-Z. He and Ophelia Benson are co-authors of Why Truth Matters and The Dictionary of Fashionable Nonsense (Souvenir, 2004).

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Table of Contents

Theodor Adorno 19
St. Thomas Aquinas 21
Hannah Arendt 24
Aristotle 26
St. Augustine of Hippo 29
Avicenna 31
A. J. Ayer 33
Francis Bacon 36
Simone de Beauvoir 38
Walter Benjamin 40
Jeremy Bentham 43
Henri Bergson 45
George Berkeley 47
Franz Brentano 50
Joseph Butler 52
Albert Camus 54
Rudolf Carnap 56
Noam Chomsky 59
Paul Churchland 61
Helene Cixous 63
R. G. Collingwood 66
Auguste Comte 68
Charles Darwin 71
Donald Davidson 73
Gilles Deleuze 75
Daniel Dennett 78
Jacques Derrida 80
Rene Descartes 82
John Dewey 84
Wilhelm Dilthey 87
Albert Einstein 89
Desiderius Erasmus 91
Michel Foucault 93
Gottlob Frege 96
Sigmund Freud 98
Hans-Georg Gadamer 100
Mahatma Gandhi 103
Kurt Godel 105
Jurgen Habermas 108
F. A. Hayek 110
Georg Hegel 112
Martin Heidegger 115
Thomas Hobbes 117
David Hume 119
Edmund Husserl 122
Luce Irigaray 124
William James 127
Immanuel Kant 129
Soren Kierkegaard 132
Saul Kripke 134
Thomas Kuhn 136
Jacques Lacan 139
Gottfried Leibniz 141
Emmanuel Levinas 144
David Lewis 146
John Locke 148
Niccolo Machiavelli 151
Alasdair MacIntyre 153
Karl Marx 156
Maurice Merleau-Ponty 158
John Stuart Mill 160
Michel de Montaigne 163
G. E. Moore 165
Thomas Nagel 167
Friedrich Neitzsche 170
Robert Nozick 172
Martha Nussbaum 174
Thomas Paine 177
Blaise Pascal 179
Charles Peirce 181
Plato 184
Plotinus 186
Karl Popper 188
Hilary Putnam 190
Pythagoras 192
Willard Van Orman Quine 194
Frank Ramsey 197
||John Rawls 199
Richard Roety 201
Jean-Jacques Rousseau 203
Bertrand Russell 206
Gilbert Ryle 208
George Santayana 210
Jean-Paul Sartre 212
Ferdinand de Saussure 214
F. W. J. Schelling 217
Arthur Schopenhauer 219
John Duns Scotus 221
John Searle 223
Seneca 226
Henry Sidgwick 228
Peter Singer 230
Socrates 233
Baruch Spinoza 235
Charles Taylor 237
Alan Turing 239
Giambattista Vico 242
Simone Weil 244
A. M. Whitehead 247
Ludwig Wittgenstein 249
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