History of Western Philosophy

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Philosophy - 778 pages
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First published in 1946, History of Western Philosophy went on to become the best-selling philosophy book of the twentieth century. A dazzlingly ambitious project, it remains unchallenged to this day as the ultimate introduction to Western philosophy. Providing a sophisticated overview of the ideas that have perplexed people from time immemorial, it is 'long on wit, intelligence and curmudgeonly scepticism', as the New York Times noted, and it is this, coupled with the sheer brilliance of its scholarship, that has made Russell's History of Western Philosophy one of the most important philosophical works of all time.
  

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User Review  - Ian Paganus - Goodreads

Overview Bertrand Russell's History consists of 76 Chapters, almost all under 20 pages. Each Chapter contains a summary of one major philosopher's key arguments interlaced with criticism that reflects ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

The book falls apart as soon as it gets to the modern philosophy, but I really enjoyed the parts on the more obscure pieces of philosophy (pre-socrates and post-aristotle to Descartes). Read full review

Contents

II
1
III
11
V
13
VII
15
VIII
33
IX
38
X
46
XI
55
LIV
363
LV
374
LVI
380
LVII
390
LVIII
398
LX
409
LXI
418
LXII
428

XII
60
XIII
65
XIV
68
XV
71
XVI
80
XVII
87
XIX
89
XX
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XXI
108
XXII
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XXIII
121
XXIV
132
XXV
142
XXVI
148
XXVII
157
XXVIII
168
XXIX
179
XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
257
XL
269
XLI
281
XLIII
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XLIV
289
XLVI
291
XLVII
305
XLVIII
314
XLIX
329
L
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LI
349
LII
361
LXIII
439
LXIV
449
LXVI
451
LXVIII
453
LXIX
457
LXX
465
LXXI
472
LXXII
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LXXIII
484
LXXIV
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LXXV
501
LXXVI
511
LXXVII
521
LXXVIII
531
LXXIX
544
LXXX
551
LXXXI
563
LXXXII
583
LXXXIII
589
LXXXIV
600
LXXXV
613
LXXXVII
615
LXXXVIII
623
LXXXIX
637
XC
652
XCI
661
XCII
675
XCIII
681
XCIV
687
XCV
698
XCVI
706
XCVII
714
XCVIII
723
XCIX
730
C
738
CI
745
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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 Gödel, 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.

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