A Short History of Modern Philosophy: From Descartes to Wittgenstein

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Taylor & Francis, Oct 12, 2001 - Philosophy - 328 pages
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Discover for yourself the pleasures of philosophy! Written both for the seasoned student of philosophy as well as the general reader, the renowned writer Roger Scruton provides a survey of modern philosophy. Always engaging, Scruton takes us on a fascinating tour of the subject, from founding father Descartes to the most important and famous philosopher of the twentieth century, Ludwig Wittgenstein. He identifies all the principal figures as well as outlines of the main intellectual preoccupations that have informed western philosophy. Painting a portrait of modern philosophy that is vivid and animated, Scruton introduces us to some of the greatest philosophical problems invented in this period and pursued ever since. Including material on recent debates, A Short History of Modern Philosophy is already established as the classic introduction. Read it and find out why.

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Review: A Short History of Modern Philosophy (Routledge Classics)

User Review  - Richard Newton - Goodreads

A good overview of a wide range of modern philosophers. It helps that Scruton is knowledgeable, clear thinking and has a clear and confident writing style. This sort of book needs clarity, not ... Read full review

Review: A Short History of Modern Philosophy (Routledge Classics)

User Review  - Ryan Linkous - Goodreads

Wow, understanding modern philosophy is tough. Granted this book is a "short" history of modern philosophy. But I still struggled to totally grasp what some of the major figures were trying to say and ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Roger Scruton (1944 - ). Philosopher, author, journalist, composer and editor of the Salisbury Review, considered to be one of the world's leading conservative philosophers.

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