Philosophic Classics: Twentieth-century philosophy. 2nd ed

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Forrest E. Baird, Walter Arnold Kaufmann
Prentice Hall, 2000 - Philosophy - 439 pages
The introduction to this collection of seminal writings presents a brief survey of the major (mainly geographic) divisions of 20th century philosophy. In addition, each philosopher is introduced with an essay providing background information. Selections include John Dewey's The Quest for Certainty;

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Forrest E. Baird" is Professor and Chair of Philosophy & Religion at Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington.

Walter Kaufmann was born in Freiburg, Germany in July 1, 1921. He arrived in the United States at the age of 17 and became a citizen in 1944. He received a B.A. degree from Williams College in 1941 and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1947. During World War II, he served in the United States Army from 1943-1946. He was a member of the philosophy department at Princeton University from 1947-1980. He was a philosopher, translator, poet, and photographer. His first book, a critical study of Nietzsche, was published in 1950. His other works include Critique of Religion and Philosophy, From Shakespeare to Existentialism, The Faith of a Heretic, Tragedy and Philosophy, Without Guilt and Justice, Religions in Four Dimensions, and Man's Lot. He died on September 4, 1980 at the age of 59.

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