The Story of Philosophy

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Simon and Schuster, 1965 - Biography & Autobiography - 543 pages
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A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers—Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James, and Dewey—The Story of Philosophy is one of the great books of our time. Few write for the non-specialist as well as Will Durant, and this book is a splendid example of his eminently readable scholarship. Durant’s insight and wit never cease to dazzle; The Story of Philosophy is a key book for any reader who wishes to survey the history and development of philosophical ideas in the Western world.
 

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I must recommend this book as strongly as possible, and encourage all who entertain even the slightest interest in Philosophy towards the reading of it. Some certainly complain that the Author inserts ... Read full review

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An excellent book. A must read for everyone who is interested to know the evolution of thoughts over last two thousands years. Highly recommended. Read full review

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Contents

I
xiii
II
xxv
III
1
IV
63
V
123
VI
187
VII
257
VIII
329
IX
389
X
457
XI
522
XII
584
XIII
635
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WILL DURANT (1885-1981) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize (1968) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977). He spent over fifty years writing his critically acclaimed eleven-volume series, The Story of Civilization (the later volumes written in conjunction with his wife, Ariel). A champion of human rights issues such as the brotherhood of man and social reform long before such issues were popular, Durant, through his writings, continues to educate and entertain readers the world over.á

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