Basic Teachings of the Great Philosophers

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ISBN-13: 9780385030076
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Description: A complete summary of the views of the most important philosophers in Western civilization. Each major field of philosophic inquiry comprises a separate chapter for greater accessibility. Includes Plato, Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, Dewey,  More...

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List price: $15.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/1/1962
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

A complete summary of the views of the most important philosophers in Western civilization. Each major field of philosophic inquiry comprises a separate chapter for greater accessibility. Includes Plato, Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, Dewey, Sartre, and many others.

Introduction
The Nature of the Universe
The Views of the Early Greek Philosophers
Plato's Theory of the Universe
Aristotle's Conception of the Universe
The Views of the Epicureans, Stoics, and Skeptics
The Universe According to the Greco-Religious Thinkers
The Position of the Early Christian Thinkers
The Positions of the Medieval Christian Thinkers
The Views of the Forerunners of the Renaissance
The Universe According to the Philosophers of the Renaissance
Descartes' Conception of the Universe
Spinoza's Theory of the Universe
The Positions of Locke, Berkeley, and Hume
Leibnitz' Theory of the Universe
Kant's Conception of the Universe
Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel
The Views of the Later German Philosophers
The Positions of John Stuart Mill and Herbert Spencer
Josiah Royce, William James, and John Dewey
The Views of Henri Bergson and George Santayana
Man's Place in the Universe
Man's Importance According to the Early Greek Philosophers
The Positions of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
The Views of the Later Greek Thinkers
Man's Importance According to the Early Christian Thinkers
The Views of the Medieval Christian Thinkers
As Seen by the Forerunners of the Renaissance
The Positions of Bacon and Hobbes
The Views of Descartes and Spinoza
Man's Place as Seen by Locke, Berkeley, and Hume
The Views of Leibnitz
The Position of Rousseau
Kant's View of Man's Importance
Fichte, Schelling, Schleiermacher, and Hegel
The Views of Later German Thinkers
Man's Place According to Comte
The Positions of Mill and Spencer
The Views of James, Dewey, and Russell
What Is Good and What Is Evil?
Good and Evil According to the Early Greek Philosophers
The Ethical Views of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
Good and Evil According to the Epicureans and Stoics
The Position of the Greco-Religious Thinkers
The Ethical Views of the Early Christian Thinkers
The Views of the Medieval Christian Thinkers
Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, and Leibnitz
The Ethical Philosophy of Kant
The Views of Fichte and Schopenhauer
According to Mill, Bentham, and Spencer
The Ethical Views of James and Dewey
The Nature of God
The Views of the Early Greek Philosophers
The Concept of God in the Thought of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
The Position of the Later Greek Thinkers
The Greco-Religious Ideas About God
The Early and Medieval Christian Conception of God
Bruno, Boehme, and Other Forerunners of the Renaissance
The Position of Bacon, Hobbes, Descartes, and Pascal
The Nature of God According to Spinoza
The Views of Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Leibnitz
The Concept of God in the Thought of Kant
Fichte, Schelling, Schleiermacher, Hegel, and Later German Thinkers
The Position of Comte, Spencer, and Bradley
The Views of James and Dewey
Fate versus Free Will
The Idea of Fate Among the Early Greek Thinkers
According to Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
The Views of the Later Greek Philosophers
The Position of the Greco-Religious Thinkers
Early and Medieval Christian Thinkers
The Views of Bacon, Hobbes, Descartes, and Spinoza
The Position of Locke, of Hume, and of Leibnitz
Fate and Free Will According to Voltaire and to Rousseau
Kant, Fichte, Schelling, Schopenhauer, and Other German Thinkers
The Position of Mill and of Green
The Views of James and Dewey
The Soul and Immortality
The Soul as Viewed by the Early Greek Philosophers
The Soul and Immortality According to Plato and Aristotle
The Position of the Later Greek Thinkers
The Views of Plotinus
The Early and Medieval Christian Conception of the Soul
The Soul According to the Forerunners of the Renaissance
The Views of Bacon and Hobbes
The Views of Descartes and Spinoza
Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Leibnitz
The Soul and Immortality According to Kant
Fichte, Schleiermacher, Herbart, and Schopenhauer
Recent and Present-Day Conceptions of the Soul and Immortality
Man and the State
The State as Viewed by the Early Greek Philosophers
The State According to Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
The Positions of the Later Greek Thinkers
The Views of the Early Christian Thinkers
The Views of the Medieval Christian Thinkers
The State as Viewed by the Forerunners of the Renaissance
Machiavelli's Conception of the State
Grotius, Hobbes, and Other Thinkers of the Renaissance
The Views of Spinoza, Locke, and Adam Smith
The Position of Voltaire and of Rousseau
The State According to Hegel, Marx, and Lassalle
De Maistre, Saint-Simon, and Comte
The Views of Mill and Spencer
Nietzsche's Conception of the State
The Views of Dewey and Recent Thinkers
Man and Education
Education as Viewed by the Early Greek Philosophers
According to Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
The Roman Conception of Education
Early Christian Conception of Education
St. Benedict and the Monastic Way of Life
Education in the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance
Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation
The Views of Bacon and Hobbes
Comenius' Philosophy of Education
Locke and Rousseau
Pestalozzi's Conception of Education
Herbart's View of Education
Froebel's Conception of Education
Mind and Matter
Mind and Matter as Contrasted by the Early Greek Thinkers
Plato, Aristotle, and the Later Greek Philosophers
The Positions of Philo and St. Augustine
According to the Medieval Christian Thinkers
Roger Bacon and Paracelsus
Francis Bacon and Hobbes
Descartes and Spinoza
Locke, Berkeley, and Hume
The Views of Leibnitz
Kant and Later German Philosophers
Bradley, Royce, and Bergson
Comte, James, Dewey, Santayana
Ideas and Thinking
What Thinking Meant to the Early Greek Philosophers
According to Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
The Views of the Later Greek Philosophers
The Medieval Christian View
Galileo and the Beginning of the Scientific Attitude
Bacon, Descartes, Spinoza
Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Leibnitz
Kant, Fichte, Hegel
Comte, Mill, Spencer
James and Dewey
Some Recent Approaches to Philosophy
Kierkegaard and the Beginnings of Existentialism
The Views of Heidegger, Jaspers, and Sartre
Three Philosophers of Science: Whitehead, Russell, and Moore
Logical Positivism
Two Philosophers of the Spirit
Some Current Philosophers in the Religious Tradition
Conclusion
Biographical Notes
Index

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