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Short History of Philosophy

Hardback|Jan 1996
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Biographical ChronologyI. The Search for World Order: Ancient PhilosophyThe "Axial Period" and the Origins of PhilosophyThe "Miracle" of GreecePhilosophy, Myth, Religion, and ScienceMeaning and Creation: Cosmogony and the Origins of PhilosophyVedas and Vedanta: Early Philosophy in IndiaThe First (Greek) PhilosopherThe...


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Biographical ChronologyI. The Search for World Order: Ancient PhilosophyThe "Axial Period" and the Origins of PhilosophyThe "Miracle" of GreecePhilosophy, Myth, Religion, and ScienceMeaning and Creation: Cosmogony and the Origins of PhilosophyVedas and Vedanta: Early Philosophy in IndiaThe First (Greek) PhilosopherThe Pre-Socratic Philosophers (I): The Stuff of the WorldThe Pre-Socratic Philosophers (II): The Underlying OrderThe Pre-Socratic Philosophers (III): The PluralistsEnter the SophistsSocratesPlato: Metaphysician or Sublime Humorist?The Philosopher's Philosopher: AristotleA Footnote to Plato (and Aristotle)Tough Times: Stoicism, Skepticism, and EpicureanismMysticism and Logic in Ancient India: Nagarjuna and NyayaII. God and the Philosophers: Religious and Medieval PhilosophyReligion and Spirituality: Three Philosophical ThemesThe Wisdom of the East (I): Hinduism, Jainism, BuddhismThe Wisdom of the East (II): Confucius and ConfucianismThe Wisdom of the East (III): Lao-tzu, Chuang-tzu, and TaoismDeep in the Heart of Persia: ZoroastrianismFrom Athens to Jerusalem: Judaism, Christianity, and IslamThe Hebrew People and the Origins of JudaismGreek Jew: Philo of AlexandriaThe Birth of ChristianityThe Opening of Christianity: St. PaulNeoplatonism and ChristianitySt. Augustine and the Inner Life of SpiritThe First Great Split Within ChristianityThe Rise of IslamMysticismPersia and the Peripatetic TraditionDiaspora, Dialectic, and Mysticism in JudaismThinking God: Anselm, Abelard, Aquinas, and ScholasticismLate Scholasticism: Duns Scotus and William of OckhamIn Search of Essences: The AlchemistsPhilosophical Syntheses Outside the WestThe Reformation: Luther and His ProgenyThe Counter-Reformation, Erasmus, and MoreAfter Aristotle: Bacon, Hobbes, Machiavelli, and the RenaissanceBefore the "Discovery": Africa and the AmericasIII. Between Science and Religion: Modern Philosophy and the EnlightenmentScience, Religion, and the Meaning of ModernismMontaigne: The First Modern Philosopher?Descartes and the New ScienceSpinoza, Leibniz, Pascal, and NewtonThe Enlightenment, Colonialism, and the Eclipse of the OrientLocke, Hume, and EmpiricismAdam Smith, the Moral Sentiments, and the Protestant EthicVoltaire, Rousseau, and RevolutionImmanuel Kant: Saving ScienceKant's Moral Philosophy and the Third CritiqueThe Discovery of History: HegelPhilosophy and Poetry: Rationalism and RomanticismRomantic West Meets East: SchopenhauerAfter Hegel: Kierkegaard, Feuerbach, and MarxMill, Darwin, and Nietzsche: Consumerism, Energy, and EvolutionEarly Philosophy in AmericaIV. From Modernism to Postmodernism: The Twentieth CenturyThe Rejection of Idealism: A Century of HorrorsFrege, Russell, and Husserl: Arithmetic, Atomism, PhenomenologyZarathustra in the Trenches: The Limits of RationalityThe American Experience in Philosophy: PragmatismChanging Reality: Philosophies of ProcessUnamuno, Croce, and Heidegger: The Tragic Sense of LifeHitler, the Holocaust, Positivism, and ExistentialismNo Exit: The Existentialism of Camus, Sarte, and BeauvoirFrom Ideal to Ordinary Language: From Cambridge to OxfordWomen and Gender: The Feminization of PhilosophyThe Return of the Oppressed: Africa, Asia, and the AmericasFrom Postmodernism to the New AgeWorld Philosophy: Promise or PretenseNotesSelected BibliographyIndex
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Biographical Chronology I. The Search for World Order: Ancient Philosophy The "Axial Period" and the Origins of Philosophy The "Miracle" of Greece Philosophy, Myth, Religion, and Science Meaning and Creation: Cosmogony and the Origins of Philosophy Vedas and Vedanta: Early Philosophy in India The First (Greek) Philosopher The Pre-Socratic Philosophers (I): The Stuff of the World The Pre-Socratic Philosophers (II): The Underlying Order The Pre-Socratic Philosophers (III): The Pluralists Enter the Sophists Socrates Plato: Metaphysician or Sublime Humorist? The Philosopher's Philosopher: Aristotle A Footnote to Plato (and Aristotle) Tough Times: Stoicism, Skepticism, and Epicureanism Mysticism and Logic in Ancient India: Nagarjuna and Nyaya II. God and the Philosophers: Religious and Medieval Philosophy Religion and Spirituality: Three Philosophical Themes The Wisdom of the East (I): Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism The Wisdom of the East (II): Confucius and Confucianism The Wisdom of the East (III): Lao-tzu, Chuang-tzu, and Taoism Deep in the Heart of Persia: Zoroastrianism From Athens to Jerusalem: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam The Hebrew People and the Origins of Judaism Greek Jew: Philo of Alexandria The Birth of Christianity The Opening of Christianity: St. Paul Neoplatonism and Christianity St. Augustine and the Inner Life of Spirit The First Great Split Within Christianity The Rise of Islam Mysticism Persia and the Peripatetic Tradition Diaspora, Dialectic, and Mysticism in Judaism Thinking God: Anselm, Abelard, Aquinas, and Scholasticism Late Scholasticism: Duns Scotus and William of Ockham In Search of Essences: The Alchemists Philosophical Syntheses Outside the West The Reformation: Luther and His Progeny The Counter-Reformation, Erasmus, and More After Aristotle: Bacon, Hobbes, Machiavelli, and the Renaissance Before the "Discovery": Africa and the Americas III. Between Science and Religion: Modern Philosophy and the Enlightenment Science, Religion, and the Meaning of Modernism Montaigne: The First Modern Philosopher? Descartes and the New Science Spinoza, Leibniz, Pascal, and Newton The Enlightenment, Colonialism, and the Eclipse of the Orient Locke, Hume, and Empiricism Adam Smith, the Moral Sentiments, and the Protestant Ethic Voltaire, Rousseau, and Revolution Immanuel Kant: Saving Science Kant's Moral Philosophy and the Third Critique The Discovery of History: Hegel Philosophy and Poetry: Rationalism and Romanticism Romantic West Meets East: Schopenhauer After Hegel: Kierkegaard, Feuerbach, and Marx Mill, Darwin, and Nietzsche: Consumerism, Energy, and Evolution Early Philosophy in America IV. From Modernism to Postmodernism: The Twentieth Century The Rejection of Idealism: A Century of Horrors Frege, Russell, and Husserl: Arithmetic, Atomism, Phenomenology Zarathustra in the Trenches: The Limits of Rationality The American Experience in Philosophy: Pragmatism Changing Reality: Philosophies of Process Unamuno, Croce, and Heidegger: The Tragic Sense of Life Hitler, the Holocaust, Positivism, and Existentialism No Exit: The Existentialism of Camus, Sarte, and Beauvoir From Ideal to Ordinary
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Philosophy is a singularly expansive enterprise, a fascinating outgrowth of a human nature that demands we question who and why we are. In A Short History of Philosophy, the most accessible concise portrait of philosophy in seventy years, Robert Solomon and Kathleen Higgins meet the challenge of accurately and engagingly describing it all, revelling in philosophy as "the art of wonder," the search for meaning, a gripping, dramatic endeavor.^ Here is the entire history of philosophy--ancient, medieval, and modern, from cultures both East and West--described in its historical and cultural context. "The concepts that lie at the heart of philosophy antedate history by thousands of years," the authors write in their introduction, noting that the ancient concept of immortality, prehistorical ideas about magic, and the complex set of beliefs implied by the practice of human sacrifice all exhibit philosophic underpinnings. Solomon and Higgins chart the profound development of philosophical
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