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A New History of Western Philosophy
     

A New History of Western Philosophy

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by Anthony Kenny
 

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The individual volumes of Sir Anthony Kenny's acclaimed History of Western Philosophy have been hailed as "wonderfulauthoritativehugely rewarding" (Times Higher Education Supplement) and "genial and highly accessible" (London Review of Books). Now these four splendid books have been combined into one magnificent volume, providing a continuous

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The individual volumes of Sir Anthony Kenny's acclaimed History of Western Philosophy have been hailed as "wonderfulauthoritativehugely rewarding" (Times Higher Education Supplement) and "genial and highly accessible" (London Review of Books). Now these four splendid books have been combined into one magnificent volume, providing a continuous sweeping account of the great thought of the Western world. Here readers will find not only an authoritative guide to the history of philosophy, but also a compelling introduction to every major area of philosophical inquiry. Kenny tells the story of philosophy chronologically, his lively narrative bringing the great philosophers to life and filling in the historical and intellectual background to their work. Kenny also looks closely at each of the main areas of philosophical exploration: knowledge and understanding; science; metaphysics; mind and soul; the nature and content of morality; political philosophy; and God. A New History of Western Philosophy is a stimulating chronicle of the intellectual development of Western civilization, allowing readers to trace the birth and growth of philosophy from antiquity to the present day.

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"Kenny's authoritative work, compiling four volumes, is the finest single-author history of Western philosophy since Frederick Copleston- a Herculean task executed with erudition and entertainment. From the dream of the ancient Greeks to the deconstruction of postmodernists, he accessibly treats the major branches of philosophy: ethics, politics, religion, epistemology, language, metaphysics, aesthetics, and logic. —Christopher, Benson —First Things

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199656493
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/15/2012
Series:
New History of Western Philosophy Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
1080
Sales rank:
340,782
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.20(d)

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Sir Anthony Kenny is one of Britain's most distinguished academic figures. He has been Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Master of Balliol College, Chairman of the Board of the British Library, and President of the British Academy. He has published more than forty books on philosophy and history.

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New History of Western Philosophy 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used this book in a course st Cambridge and reslly enjoyed reading it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This review is limited to a criticism of the binding used in this volume, which is a compilation of what was originally published in four hardback volumes. Simply put, the binding is inadequate and unworthy of Kenny"s effort. The book is too thick for the simple "perfect" binding employed. At a minimum, the glue needs to be thicker. This spine of this volume "cracks" with only modest usage, and the book will almost certainly fall apart in time. If necessary, OUP should charge a bit more for a better made book.