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Short History of Philosophy

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ISBN-10: 0195101960

ISBN-13: 9780195101966

Edition: 1996

Authors: Robert C. Solomon, Kathleen M. Higgins

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This is a general history of philosophy, written in an accessible style. It focuses on Western philosophy but also discusses non-Western philosophical traditions. The authors cover major philosophers and movements as well as minor but interesting figures. They treat serious religious thought as philosophical, and include information about the Jewish, Christian and other religious traditions.
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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Robert C. Solomon is the Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Philosophy and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of, among many other books,From Hegel to Existentialism. Kathleen M. Higgins is a professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin and the author ofNietzsche's Zarathustra. Together, Solomon and Higgins have writtenA Short History of PhilosophyandReading Nietzsche. They live in Austin. From the Hardcover edition.

Biographical Chronology
The Search for World Order: Ancient Philosophy
The "Axial Period" and the Origins of Philosophy
The "Miracle" of Greece
Philosophy, Myth, Religion, and Science
Meaning and Creation: Cosmogony and the Origins of Philosophy
Vedas and Vedanta: Early Philosophy in India
The First (Greek) Philosopher
The Pre-Socratic Philosophers (I): The Stuff of the World
The Pre-Socratic Philosophers (II): The Underlying Order
The Pre-Socratic Philosophers (III): The Pluralists
Enter the Sophists
SocratesPlato: Metaphysician or Sublime Humorist?
The Philosopher's Philosopher: Aristotle
A Footnote to Plato (and Aristotle)Tough Times: Stoicism, Skepticism, and Epicureanism
Mysticism and Logic in Ancient India: Nagarjuna and Nyaya
God and the Philosophers: Religious and Medieval Philosophy
Religion and Spirituality: Three Philosophical Themes
The Wisdom of the East (I): Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism
The Wisdom of the East (II): Confucius and Confucianism
The Wisdom of the East (III): Lao-tzu, Chuang-tzu, and Taoism
Deep in the Heart of Persia: Zoroastrianism
From Athens to Jerusalem: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
The Hebrew People and the Origins of Judaism
Greek Jew: Philo of Alexandria
The Birth of Christianity
The Opening of Christianity: St. Paul
Neoplatonism and Christianity
St. Augustine and the Inner Life of Spirit
The First Great Split Within Christianity
The Rise of Islam Mysticism
Persia and the Peripatetic Tradition
Diaspora, Dialectic, and Mysticism in Judaism
Thinking God: Anselm, Abelard, Aquinas, and Scholasticism
Late Scholasticism: Duns Scotus and William of Ockham
In Search of Essences: The Alchemists
Philosophical Syntheses Outside the West
The Reformation: Luther and His Progeny
The Counter-Reformation, Erasmus, and More
After Aristotle: Bacon, Hobbes, Machiavelli, and the Renaissance
Before the "Discovery": Africa and the Americas
Between Science and Religion: Modern Philosophy and the Enlightenment
Science, Religion, and the Meaning of Modernism
Montaigne: The First Modern Philosopher?
Descartes and the New Science
Spinoza, Leibniz, Pascal, and Newton
The Enlightenment, Colonialism, and the Eclipse of the OrientLocke, Hume, and Empiricism
Adam Smith, the Moral Sentiments, and the Protestant EthicVoltaire, Rousseau, and Revolution
Immanuel Kant: Saving Science
Kant's Moral Philosophy and the Third Critique
The Discovery of History: HegelPhilosophy and Poetry: Rationalism and Romanticism
Romantic West Meets East: Schopenhauer
After Hegel: Kierkegaard, Feuerbach, and MarxMill, Darwin, and Nietzsche: Consumerism, Energy, and Evolution
Early Philosophy in AmericaIV. From Modernism to Postmodernism: The Twentieth Century
The Rejection of Idealism: A Century of Horrors
Frege, Russell, and Husserl: Arithmetic, Atomism, Phenomenology
Zarathustra in the Trenches: The Limits of Rationality
The American Experience in Philosophy: Pragmatism
Changing Reality: Philosophies of Process
Unamuno, Croce, and Heidegger: The Tragic Sense of Life
Hitler, the Holocaust, Positivism, and Existentialism
No Exit: The Existentialism of Camus, Sarte, and Beauvoir
From Ideal to Ordinary Language: From Cambridge to Oxford
Women and Gender: The Feminization of Philosophy
The Return of the Oppressed: Africa, Asia, and the Americas
From Postmodernism to the New Age
World Philosophy: Promise or Pretense
Selected Bibliography