Basic Teachings of the Great Philosophers: A Survey of Their Basic Ideas

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Anchor Books, 1962 - Philosophy - 301 pages
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A complete summary of the views of the most important philosophers since the beginning of Western civilization. Each major field of philosophic inquiry is treated in a separate chapter, so that each chapter can be read as a complete unit, without reference to the others. Includes Plato, Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, Dewey, Sartre, and many others.
 

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Contents

Inrmonocnou
1
The Views of the Medieval Christian
59
Wmr Is Goon AND Wmr Is Evm?
80
Hobbes Spinoza Locke and Leibnitz
91
According to Mill Bentham and Spencer
97
The Concept of God in the Thought
104
Bruno Boehme and Other Forerunners
113
The Concept of God in the Thought of Kant
120
The Soul as Viewed by the Early Creek
155
Fichte Schleiermacher IIerbart and Scho
168
The State According to Socrates Plato
181
MAN AND EDUCATION
207
M1Nn AND Marmn
226
IDEAS mn Tmnxmc
246
Rncmrr APPROACHES TO Pnrnosornr
263
CONCLUSION
272

FATE vnnsus FREE WILL
127
The Position of the GrecoReligious Thinkers
134
The Position of Locke of Hume and
142

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S. E. Frost, Jr. taught in the Department of Education, Brooklyn College, City University of New York. He received a Ph.D. from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Yale University. He spent many years in the study and teaching of the history and philosophy of education and is the author of a number of books on philosophy, religion, and education. He died in 1978.

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