Ten Great Works of Philosophy

Ten Great Works of Philosophy

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In its vast scope, this book presents the continuum of Western philosophy. Ranging from ancient Greece to nineteenth-century America, it traces the history of our civilization through the seminal works of its most influential thinkers. Each philosopher in this volume made intellectual history; each created a revolution in ideas; each reaffirmed man’s view of

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In its vast scope, this book presents the continuum of Western philosophy. Ranging from ancient Greece to nineteenth-century America, it traces the history of our civilization through the seminal works of its most influential thinkers. Each philosopher in this volume made intellectual history; each created a revolution in ideas; each reaffirmed man’s view of himself as a sentient being capable of creating order out of the baffling contradictions of existence. And the most powerful reflections and speculations of each are represented here.

  • Plato: Apology, Crito and the Death of Socrates, from Phado
  • Aristotle: Poetics
  • St. Ansem: The ontological Proof of St. Ansem, from Proslogium
  • St. Thomas Aquinas: St. Thomas’ Proofs of God’s Existence, from the SummaTheologica
  • René Descartes: Meditations on the First Philosophy
  • David Hume: An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding
  • Immanuel Kant: Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics
  • John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism
  • William James: The Will to Believe

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780451528308
    Publisher:
    Penguin Publishing Group
    Publication date:
    03/05/2002
    Edition description:
    Reissue
    Pages:
    592
    Sales rank:
    865,606
    Product dimensions:
    6.80(w) x 4.24(h) x 1.26(d)
    Age Range:
    18 Years

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