Socrates to Sartre: A History of Philosophy / Edition 6

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For the student beginning philosophy,Socrates to Sartre provides a comprehensive introduction taking an historical approach. Because philosophers in each succeeding period write with the knowledge of what has gone on before,the historical approach illustrates the development and interplay of philosophical ideas. The Fifth Edition introduces additional 20th century philosophers such as Richard Rorty and Maurice Merleau-Ponty and shows the impact of their ideas on today's world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072898682
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/28/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The Ancient Period: The Shaping of the Philosophic Mind
1 Socrates' Predecessors: Philosophy and the Natural Order 3
2 Socrates and the Sophists: The Problems of Truth and Goodness 29
3 Plato 46
4 Aristotle 80
5 Classical Philosophy After Aristotle 108
Pt. 2 The Medieval Period: The Confluence of Philosophy and Theology
6 St. Augustine's Christian Philosophy 133
7 Philosophy in the Dark Ages: Boethius, Pseudo-Dionysius, Erigena 151
8 Early Statements of Major Problems 160
9 The Apex of Medieval Philosophy: The Scholastic System of St. Thomas Aquinas 175
Pt. 3 The Modern Period: Philosophy and the Unfolding World of Science
10 The Renaissance Interlude 203
11 Advocates of the Method of Science: Bacon and Hobbes 220
12 Rationalism on the Continent: Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz 235
13 Empiricism in Britain: Locke, Berkeley, and Hume 263
14 Rousseau: A Romantic in the Age of Reason 290
15 Kant: Critical Mediator between Dogmatism and Skepticism 299
16 Hegel: Absolute Idealism 325
17 Schopenhauer: Prophet of Pessimism 342
18 Comte: The Rise of Positivism in France 353
19 Utilitarianism of Bentham and Mill 363
Pt. 4 The Contemporary Period: The Reshaping of the Philosophic Mind
20 Pragmatism 383
21 Karl Marx: Dialectical Materialism 401
22 Nietzsche 419
23 Two Twentieth-Century Metaphysicians: Bergson and Whitehead 431
24 Analytic Philosophy 446
25 Existentialism 481
Glossary 528
Bibliography 533
Index 553
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