All over the globe, in both Western and Eastern traditions, philosophers have searched for answers to life’s fundamental questions. Beginning with the Ancient Greeks and Chinese, through the founders of modern philosophy, to modern times, they have inspired legions of followers, some have generated fear, and many have made such an impact as to alter the course of history.
Discover the life and work of more than 100 philosophers. Find out where and when they lived, review their accomplishments, and understand how they transformed our world.
- An essential guide to 2,500 years of philosophical endeavor.
- Learn about ancient philosophy, medieval philosophy, the foundations of modern philosophy, philosophy in Britain and America, Continental philosophy, and Eastern philosophy.
- See philosophers in the context of their times.
- Includes highlights of each philosopher’s life and work, and an analysis of their contribution and legacy.