The Philosophers

The Philosophers

Introducing Great Western Thinkers

Book - 1999
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The Philosophers introduces some of the most brilliant minds in history and shows the enduring fascination of their ideas, which shaped our civilization. An illustrious team of authors offer concise and illuminating tours through the lives and thought of the twenty-eight greatest Westernphilosophers, from Socrates to Sartre. Each chapter is illustrated with a portrait of its subject, guidance is given to further reading, and a chronological table fills in the historical context. This is the ideal way for any reader to learn about these famous thinkers.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999.
ISBN: 9780198238614
Branch Call Number: 190/Phi 6173cg 1
Characteristics: 288 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Honderich, Ted
Alternative Title: Oxford companion to philosophy.


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Oct 19, 2015

Extremely brief summaries of some of the main themes of various western philosophers' thought. Rather weak on medieval philosophers. One would be better off now (the book was written in the mid-1990s) consulting one the online encyclopedias of philosophy.

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