Critical History of Western Philosophy

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., Jan 1, 1999 - 601 pages
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This is the enlarged edition of a Critical History of Modern Philosophy. In this new edition Greek and Medieval Philosophies have been added. The book also includes a critical and comparative account of the major contributions of eight modern thinkers. To this exposition the idealism of Hegel and Bradley has been introduced. Recent discussions concerning Hume, Kant, Hegel and Bradley have also been incorporated. Whilst giving fully an analytic account of topics, the author maintains that philosophy is a holistic enterprise of man, as we find it in Spinoza, Kant, Hegel and Bradley.The book has turned out to be a reliable and useful to the students of the subject throughout India. This thoroughly revised and enlarged edition will prove to be all the more serviceable in general.
  

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Contents

What is philosophy? 1 Orphic Religion 1 Characteristics of early Greek thought
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Pythagoras 6 Ethics 7 Mathematics and Pythagoras 7 Cosmogony 9
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Empedocles 19 Anaxagoras 21 The importance of Anaxagoras 24 The Atomists
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of the Government 70 The immortality of soul 73 Transmigration 74 Bondage
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AristotleIntroduction 83 Logic 84 Plato and Aristotle 85 Aristotles criticism
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Potentiality and Actuality 96 Theology of Aristotle 98 Proofs for Gods
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Greek System 31113
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Cynicism 114 Aristippus of Cyrene 115 The school of Megara 118 Stoics ancl
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comment on cogito ergo sum 203 2 02B Importance of the cogito 203 2 03
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world 208 2 08 Truth and Error 210 2 09 Mind and Body 211 2 10 The estimate
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substance attributes and modes 225 3 06 Implication of the doctrine
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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz 16461716 219264
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and Teleology 2534 08 Theory of knowledge 2544 09 The criticism of Lockean
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ideas 266 5 04 Refutation of innate ideas 2675 05 The origin and formation
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knowledge 278 5 15 Degrees of knowledge 279 5 16 Validity or reality
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existence of spirits 303 6 06 The idealism of Berkeley 305 6 07 Is Berkeleys
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physics 127 Ethics 128 Social and Public life 130 Epicureanism and Stoicism
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Neoplatonism and Greek philosophy 136 Philo 137 Plotinus 138 Philosophy 139
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The doctrine of man 145 The problem of Evil 146 The tale of two cities
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Christian theology 154 Anselm 156 Ontological Argument 156 Peter Abelard
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Theory of knowledge 160 Proofs for the existence of God 161 Knowledge of
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170 John Duns Scotus 172 Philosophy and Theology 172 The doctrine
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universals 173 Will and Intellect 174 William of Occam or Ockham 176
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Evolution 179 2 Freedom of will 180 3 Early Greek thinkers and their
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Francis Bacon 15611626 193198
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Rene Descartes 15961650 199218
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tions and knowledge 319 7 05 The idea of cause 322 7 06 Belief in the existence
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revolution 333 8 04 The Critical Transcendental and Agnostic philosophy
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The problem of synthetic judgments a priori 3388 07 Synthetic judgments a priori
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Reason 375 8 28 Paralogisms and idealism 377 8 29 The antinomies 378
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Primacy of Practical Reason 390 8 41 Phenomena and Noumena 392 8 42
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outline of Hegels Idealism 421 9 07 Hegelian Monism 423 9 08 The first
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Francis Herbart Bradley 18461924 453538
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Reality 49010 11 Introductory remarks on Bradleys Logic 49310 12The nature
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Index
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