History of Western Philosophy

ISBN-10: 0671201581

ISBN-13: 9780671201586

Edition: 1967

Authors: Bertrand Russell

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Since its first publication in 1945? Lord Russell's A History of Western Philosophyhas been universally acclaimed as the outstanding one-volume work on the subject -- unparalleled in its comprehensiveness, its clarity, its erudition, its grace and wit. In seventy-six chapters he traces philosophy from the rise of Greek civilization to the emergence of logical analysis in the twentieth century. Among the philosophers considered are: Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, the Atomists, Protagoras, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Cynics, the Sceptics, the Epicureans, the Stoics, Plotinus, Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, Benedict, Gregory the Great, John the Scot, Aquinas, Duns Scotus, William of Occam, Machiavelli, Erasmus, More, Bacon, Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, the Utilitarians, Marx, Bergson, James, Dewey, and lastly the philosophers with whom Lord Russell himself is most closely associated -- Cantor, Frege, and Whitehead, co-author with Russell of the monumental Principia Mathematica.
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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1967
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 10/30/1967
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 895
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872-1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic. He was best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy. Together with G.E. Moore, Russell is generally recognized as one of the main founders of modern analytic philosophy. Together with Kurt G�del, he is regularly credited with being one of the most important logicians of the twentieth century. Over the course of a long career, Russell also made contributions to a broad range of subjects, including the history of ideas, ethics, political and educational theory, and religious studies. General readers have benefited from his many popular writings on a wide variety of topics. After a life marked by controversy--including dismissals from both Trinity College, Cambridge, and City College, New York--Russell was awarded the Order of Merit in 1949 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. Noted also for his many spirited anti-nuclear protests and for his campaign against western involvement in the Vietnam War, Russell remained a prominent public figure until his death at the age of 97.

Preface by Author
Ancient Philosophy
The Pre-Socratics
The Rise of Greek Civilization
The Milesian School
Athens in Relation to Culture
The Atomists
Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
The Influence of Sparta
The Sources of Plato's Opinions
Plato's Utopia
The Theory of Ideas
Plato's Theory of Immortality
Plato's Cosmogony
Knowledge and Perception in Plato
Aristotle's Metaphysics
Aristotle's Ethics
Aristotle's Politics
Aristotle's Logic
Aristotle's Physics
Early Greek Mathematics and Astronomy
Ancient Philosophy after Aristotle
The Hellenistic World
Cynics and Sceptics
The Epicureans
The Roman Empire in Relation to Culture
Catholic Philosophy
The Fathers
The Religious Development of the Jews
Christianity During the First Four Centuries
Three Doctors of the Church
Saint Augustine's Philosophy and Theology
The Fifth and Sixth Centuries
Saint Benedict and Gregory the Great
The Schoolmen
The Papacy in the Dark Ages
John the Scot
Ecclesiastical Reform in the Eleventh Century
Mohammedan Culture and Philosophy
The Twelfth Century
The Thirteenth Century
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Franciscan Schoolmen
The Eclipse of the Papacy
Modern Philosophy
From the Renaissance to Hume
General Characteristics
The Italian Renaissance
Erasmus and More
The Reformation and Counter-Reformation
The Rise of Science
Francis Bacon
Hobbes's Leviathan
Philosophical Liberalism
Locke's Theory of Knowledge
Locke's Political Philosophy
Locke's Influence
From Rousseau to the Present Day
The Romantic Movement
Currents of Thought in the Nineteenth Century
The Utilitarians
Karl Marx
William James
John Dewey
The Philosophy of Logical Analysis
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