History of Western Philosophy / Edition 2

History of Western Philosophy / Edition 2

by Bertrand Russell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415325056

ISBN-13: 9780415325059

Pub. Date: 04/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.

First published in 1946, History of Western Philosophy went on to become the best-selling philosophy book of the twentieth century. A dazzlingly ambitious project, it remains unchallenged to this day as the ultimate introduction to Western philosophy. Providing a sophisticated overview of the ideas that have perplexed people from time immemorial, it is 'long

Overview

First published in 1946, History of Western Philosophy went on to become the best-selling philosophy book of the twentieth century. A dazzlingly ambitious project, it remains unchallenged to this day as the ultimate introduction to Western philosophy. Providing a sophisticated overview of the ideas that have perplexed people from time immemorial, it is 'long on wit, intelligence and curmudgeonly scepticism', as the New York Times noted, and it is this, coupled with the sheer brilliance of its scholarship, that has made Russell's History of Western Philosophy one of the most important philosophical works of all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415325059
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
792
Sales rank:
1,280,603
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface by Authorix
Introductionxiii
Book 1Ancient Philosophy
Part IThe Pre-Socratics3
Chapter IThe Rise of Greek Civilization3
Chapter IIThe Milesian School24
Chapter IIIPythagoras29
Chapter IVHeraclitus38
Chapter VParmenides48
Chapter VIEmpedocles53
Chapter VIIAthens in Relation to Culture58
Chapter VIIIAnaxagoras61
Chapter IXThe Atomists64
Chapter XProtagoras73
Part IISocrates, Plato, and Aristotle82
Chapter XISocrates82
Chapter XIIThe Influence of Sparta94
Chapter XIIIThe Sources of Plato's Opinions104
Chapter XIVPlato's Utopia108
Chapter XVThe Theory of Ideas119
Chapter XVIPlato's Theory of Immortality132
Chapter XVIIPlato's Cosmogony143
Chapter XVIIIKnowledge and Perception in Plato149
Chapter XIXAristotle's Metaphysics159
Chapter XXAristotle's Ethics172
Chapter XXIAristotle's Politics184
Chapter XXIIAristotle's Logic195
Chapter XXIIIAristotle's Physics203
Chapter XXIVEarly Greek Mathematics and Astronomy208
Part IIIAncient Philosophy after Aristotle218
Chapter XXVThe Hellenistic World218
Chapter XXVICynics and Sceptics228
Chapter XXVIIThe Epicureans240
Chapter XXVIIIStoicism252
Chapter XXIXThe Roman Empire in Relation to Culture270
Chapter XXXPlotinus284
Book 2Catholic Philosophy
Introduction301
Part IThe Fathers308
Chapter IThe Religious Development of the Jews308
Chapter IIChristianity During the First Four Centuries324
Chapter IIIThree Doctors of the Church334
Chapter IVSaint Augustine's Philosophy and Theology352
Chapter VThe Fifth and Sixth Centuries366
Chapter VISaint Benedict and Gregory the Great375
Part IIThe Schoolmen388
Chapter VIIThe Papacy in the Dark Ages388
Chapter VIIIJohn the Scot400
Chapter IXEcclesiastical Reform in the Eleventh Century407
Chapter XMohammedan Culture and Philosophy419
Chapter XIThe Twelfth Century428
Chapter XIIThe Thirteenth Century441
Chapter XIIISaint Thomas Aquinas452
Chapter XIVFranciscan Schoolmen463
Chapter XVThe Eclipse of the Papacy476
Book 3Modern Philosophy
Part IFrom the Renaissance to Hume491
Chapter IGeneral Characteristics491
Chapter IIThe Italian Renaissance495
Chapter IIIMachiavelli504
Chapter IVErasmus and More512
Chapter VThe Reformation and Counter-Reformation522
Chapter VIThe Rise of Science525
Chapter VIIFrancis Bacon541
Chapter VIIIHobbes's Leviathan546
Chapter IXDescartes557
Chapter XSpinoza569
Chapter XILeibniz581
Chapter XIIPhilosophical Liberalism596
Chapter XIIILocke's Theory of Knowledge604
Chapter XIVLocke's Political Philosophy617
Chapter XVLocke's Influence641
Chapter XVIBerkeley647
Chapter XVIIHume659
Part IIFrom Rousseau to the Present Day675
Chapter XVIIIThe Romantic Movement675
Chapter XIXRousseau684
Chapter XXKant701
Chapter XXICurrents of Thought in the Nineteenth Century719
Chapter XXIIHegel730
Chapter XXIIIByron746
Chapter XXIVSchopenhauer753
Chapter XXVNietzsche760
Chapter XXVIThe Utilitarians773
Chapter XXVIIKarl Marx782
Chapter XXVIIIBergson791
Chapter XXIXWilliam James811
Chapter XXXJohn Dewey819
Chapter XXXIThe Philosophy of Logical Analysis828
Index837

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