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User Review  - chexmix - LibraryThing

Bertrand Russell is one of my heroes; however, this is far from his best work. Amazingly for him, it manages to be rather ... shallow. Perhaps that is inevitable, given the amount of ground it attempts to cover. Read full review

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User Review  - ehines - LibraryThing

I don't think for a moment that Russell is trying to be fair in this philosophical overview, but it makes for good reading, and he does give you his take on a wide range of philosophical and political issues over this long & detailed trip through the history of philosophy up to his own time. Read full review

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User Review  - neurodrew - LibraryThing

I started this book after having it on my shelves since college, although I vaguely remember a spasm of self improvement in which I had read the first chapter. I spent many airplane hours with a copy ... Read full review

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User Review  - AlexTheHunn - LibraryThing

I am no philosopher. I have no formal training in the matter. Russell's work astounds me. I drink it in thirstily and still want more. He has the facility for explaining without condescending or diluting. Read full review

Review: A History of Western Philosophy

User Review  - Andrew Anony - 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

Review: A History of Western Philosophy

User Review  - Juanita Rice - Goodreads

An absolutely stupendous compendium! Reading it took me a year or more, especially the section on "Catholic Philosophy" which, in fact, generally covers the historical period from early Roman times ... Read full review

Review: A History of Western Philosophy

User Review  - Anthony - Goodreads

a very comprehensive history that ranges from the pre-socratics to the early 20th century (ending with bergson and dewey)-- the history needs to be taken for what it's worth (russell doesn't really ... Read full review

Review: A History of Western Philosophy

User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

Reading Bertrand Russell was a great surprise because his writing is so clear. He relates philosophers to their cultural contexts, an idea overused today, but Russell acheives a balance between ... Read full review

Review: A History of Western Philosophy

User Review  - Jared Colley - Goodreads

This book is invaluable to me. I first read it as a high schooler & young college student, and I have never stopped reading it since. This has served as a resource/reference for countless various ... Read full review


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