Philosophy 100 Essential Thinkers

ISBN-10: 1592700462
ISBN-13: 9781592700462
Edition: N/A
Authors: Philip Stokes
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Description: An excellent guide through a complex and fascinating world of ideas that is sure to provoke further investigation. Knowledge and the sudden experience of understanding can be as thrilling as the solution to any puzzle or riddle, since knowledge  More...

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List price: $12.95
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books, LLC
Publication date: 8/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

An excellent guide through a complex and fascinating world of ideas that is sure to provoke further investigation. Knowledge and the sudden experience of understanding can be as thrilling as the solution to any puzzle or riddle, since knowledge always resolves a mystery-that of not knowing. Most people are familiar with the names Plato, Machiavelli, Spinoza, and Simone de Beauvoir, but remain unsure of their significance. Philosophy: 100 Essential Thinkers provides succinct descriptions of the essential thought of one hundred major philosophers, including some who are not seen primarily as philosophers, such as Darwin, Freud, and Einstein. Presenting biographical details, quotations, and clear explanations, Philosophy serves as a thorough and accessible introduction to the Western intellectual tradition, covering philosophical, scientific, political, and religious thought over a period of 2,500 years.

The Presocratics
Thales of Miletus
Pythagoras of Samos
Xenophanes of Colophon
Heraclitus
The Eleatics
Parmenides of Elea
Zeno of Elea
The Academics
Socrates
Plato
Aristotle
The Atomists
Democritus
Epicurus
The Cynics
Diogenes of Sinope
The Stoics
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Philo of Alexandria
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Marcus Aurelius
The Sceptics
Sextus Empiricus
The Neoplatonists
Plotinus
The Christians
St Augustine of Hippo
Boethius
The Scholastics
St Anselm
St Thomas Aquinas
John Duns Scotus
William of Occam
The Age of Science
Nicolaus Copernicus
Niccolo Machiavelli
Desiderus Erasmus
Thomas More
Francis Bacon
Galileo Galilei
Thomas Hobbes
Sir Isaac Newton
The Rationalists
Rene Descartes
Antoine Arnauld
Nicolas Malebranche
Benedict de Spinoza
Gottfried von Leibniz
The Empiricists
John Locke
David Hume
Thomas Reid
Voltaire
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Denis Diderot
The Idealists
George Berkeley
Immanuel Kant
Johann Schiller
Frederick Schelling
George Hegel
Arthur Schopenhauer
The Liberals
Adam Smith
Mary Wollstonecraft
Thomas Paine
Jeremy Bentham
John Stuart Mill
Auguste Comte
The Evolutionists
Charles Darwin
Henri Louis Bergson
A.N. Whitehead
The Pragmatists
Ernst Mach
Charles Peirce
William James
John Dewey
The Materialists
Karl Marx
Friedrich Engels
Vladimir Lenin
Sigmund Freud
Carl Jung
John Maynard Keynes
The Existentialists
Soren Kierkegaard
Friedrich Nietzsche
Edmund Husserl
Martin Heidegger
Jean-Paul Sartre
Albert Camus
Simone de Beauvoir
The Linguistic Turn
Gottlob Frege
Bertrand Russell
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Ferdinand de Saussure
George Edward Moore
Moritz Schlick
Lev Vygotsky
Rudolph Carnap
A.J. Ayer
Alfred Tarski
J.L. Austin
Gilbert Ryle
Noam Chomsky
The Postmodernists
Claude Levi-Strauss
Michel Foucault
Jacques Derrida
The New Scientists
Emile Durkheim
Albert Einstein
Karl Popper
Kurt Godel
Alan Turing
B.F. Skinner
Thomas Kuhn
Paul Feyerabend

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