by Philip Stokes


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Philosophy by Philip Stokes

Written with the general reader in mind, this book provides an ideal introduction to philosophical ideas and the effect these had on the wider world. Provides a clear, entertaining exposition of the ideas that have shaped the way we think. A-Z format covering the ideas of history's most influential thinkers, from Thales of Miletus to contemporary philosophers such as Wittgenstein and Peter Singer. At-a-glance summaries of the major works of each philosopher.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781788285643
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited
Publication date: 06/01/2018
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,202,692
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Philip Stokes graduated with a BA(Hons) in Philosophy from the University of Reading in 1993, and gained his Masters degree from Bristol University in 1995. His Masters dissertation was a critique of Quine from a Wittgensteinian perspective. After working for several years in academic publishing, Philip returned to academia proper, beginning his PhD at the University of Reading, where he was Course tutor within the Department of Continuing Education at Reading. In 2005 he took up a post at Chulalongkom University in Thailand, where he is a member of the Language Faculty.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Anselm, St 11

Aquinas, St Thomas 14

Aristotle 16

Arnauld, Antoine 20

Augustine, St 22

Aurelius, Marcus 25

Austin, John Langshaw 28

Avicenna 30

Ayer, Alfred Jules 33

Bacon, Francis 37

Beauvoir, Simone de 40

Bentham, Jeremy 43

Bergson, Henri Louis 46

Berkeley, George 49

Boethius 52

Camus, Albert 55

Carnap, Rudolph 57

Chomsky, Noam 60

Cicero, Marcus Tullius 63

Comte, Auguste 66

Copernicus, Nicolaus 69

Darwin, Charles Robert 72

Democritus 75

Dennett, Daniel 77

Derrida, Jacques 81

Descartes, René 84

Dewey, John 87

Diderot, Denis 91

Diogenes of Sinope 94

Duns Scotus, John 96

Durkheim, Emile 98

Empiricus, Sextus 102

Epicurus 104

Erasmus, Desiderius 107

Feyerabend, Paul 111

Foucault, Michel 113

Frege, Gottlob 117

Gödel, Kurt 121

Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich 123

Heidegger, Martin 127

Heraclitus 130

Hobbes, Thomas 133

Hume, David 136

Husserl, Edmund 139

James, William 143

Kant, Immanuel 147

Kierkegaard, Søren 149

Kripke, Saul 152

Kuhn, Thomas 155

Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm von 159

Levi-Strauss, Claude 162

Locke, John 166

Mach, Ernst 170

Malebranche, Nicolas 172

Merleau-Ponty, Maurice 174

Mill, John Stuart 177

Montaigne, Michel de 180

Moore, George Edward 184

Nozick, Robert 188

Paine, Thomas 193

Parmenides of Elea 196

Peirce, Charles Sanders 198

Philo of Alexandria 200

Plato 203

Plotinus 206

Popper, Karl 208

Quine, Willard van Orman 212

Rawls, John 215

Reid, Thomas 219

Rorty, Richard 222

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques 225

Russell, Bertrand 228

Ryle, Gilbert 231

Sartre, Jean-Paul 234

Saussure, Ferdinand de 237

Schelling, Frederick Wilhelm 240

Schlick, Moritz 243

Schopenhauer, Arthur 245

Searle, John 248

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus 251

Sidgwick, Henry 254

Singer, Peter 257

Smith, Adam 260

Socrates 264

Spinoza, Benedict de 266

Tarski, Alfred 270

Turing, Alan 273

Vygotsky, Lev Semenovich 276

Whitehead, Alfred North 278

William of Occam 280

Wittgenstein, Ludwig 282

Wollstonecraft, Mary 286

Xenophanes of Colophon 290

Zeno of Elea 292

Glossary 295

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