The European philosophers from Descartes to Nietzsche

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Modern Library, 1960 - Biography & Autobiography - 870 pages
" Between the earliest and the latest of the works included here, we have two hundred and fifty years of vigorous and adventurous philosophizing, " Monroe Beardsley writes in his Introduction to this collection. " If the modern period can be only vaguely or arbitrarily bounded, it can at least be studied, and we can ask whether any dominant themes, overall patterns of movement, or notable achievements can be found within it. This question is one that is best asked by the reader after he has read, or read around in, these works." This Modern Library Paperback Classic also includes a newly updated Bibliography.

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Spinoza, Kant, Rousseau, and Nietzsche are represented by substantial, and judicious, abridgments of major works (the "Ethics", "Critique of Pure Reason", "Social Contract", and "Beyond Good and Evil ... Read full review

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Terrific. Instead of purchasing the separate writings of each philosopher, here is combined the essential works of each. Read full review


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