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A Brief History of Western Philosophy

Anthony Kenny
A Brief History of Western Philosophy

A Brief History of Western Philosophy

Anthony Kenny

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This text sets out the story of the development of western philosophy, from Anaximander to Wittgenstein. The concepts and arguments of the philosophers are presented in a manner designed to be intelligible to modern readers.

- Publisher "The author not only has a remarkable grasp of the broad sweep of philosophical ideas, but is also an authority in his own right. The fluency and elegance of the writing, and the sensitivity to cultural and historical context, together with the eminence of the author, will ensure a wide international readership." John Cottingham, University of Reading"The 22 chapters of this history are lucidly written and with enough humour in them to cheer up the educated general reader even in the midst of the most arid of philosophical discussions." Shabbir Akhtar, Times Higher Education Supplement"The book's great merit is its lucidity and approachability, and it probably does convey some of the excitement which Kenny claims belongs to the subject." David Hamlyn, Times Literary Supplement"This is simply a jolly good read, with pithy historical and biographical scene-setters, authoritative accounts of how successive philosophers have contributed to the development of Western thought, and often brilliant single-sentence summaries." Church Times"A Brief History of Western Philosophy is a stimulating, impressive work by one of Britain's leading philosophers. It is valuable both as an introduction to the history of ideas as well as a record of a distinguished philosopher's mature reflections...It is a richly detailed, critical look at philosophy, displaying both Kenny's love for philosophical engagement and for good history...Kenny's style is unpretentious, effective, and at times wonderfully informal and amiable." Charles Talifierro, the Review of Metaphysics, March 2000

- Publisher In this lucid and masterful work, the eminent scholar Anthony Kenny offers an indispensable resource - the most concise and compelling story of the complete development of philosophy available.

- Publisher

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About "A Brief History of Western Philosophy"

This text sets out the story of the development of western philosophy, from Anaximander to Wittgenstein. The concepts and arguments of the philosophers are presented in a manner designed to be intelligible to modern readers.
- Publisher

"The author not only has a remarkable grasp of the broad sweep of philosophical ideas, but is also an authority in his own right. The fluency and elegance of the writing, and the sensitivity to cultural and historical context, together with the eminence of the author, will ensure a wide international readership." John Cottingham, University of Reading"The 22 chapters of this history are lucidly written and with enough humour in them to cheer up the educated general reader even in the midst of the most arid of philosophical discussions." Shabbir Akhtar, Times Higher Education Supplement"The book's great merit is its lucidity and approachability, and it probably does convey some of the excitement which Kenny claims belongs to the subject." David Hamlyn, Times Literary Supplement"This is simply a jolly good read, with pithy historical and biographical scene-setters, authoritative accounts of how successive philosophers have contributed to the development of Western thought, and often brilliant single-sentence summaries." Church Times"A Brief History of Western Philosophy is a stimulating, impressive work by one of Britain's leading philosophers. It is valuable both as an introduction to the history of ideas as well as a record of a distinguished philosopher's mature reflections...It is a richly detailed, critical look at philosophy, displaying both Kenny's love for philosophical engagement and for good history...Kenny's style is unpretentious, effective, and at times wonderfully informal and amiable." Charles Talifierro, the Review of Metaphysics, March 2000
- Publisher

In this lucid and masterful work, the eminent scholar Anthony Kenny offers an indispensable resource - the most concise and compelling story of the complete development of philosophy available.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Anthony Kenny

Sir Anthony Kenny is one of Britain's most distinguished academic figures. He has been Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Master of Balliol College, Chairman of the Board of the British Library, and President of the British Academy. He has published more than forty books on philosophyýand history.

Table Of Contents

  • 1. Philosophy In Its Infancy. 2. The Athens Of Socrates. 3. Plato. 4.
  • Aristotle. 5. Greek Philosophy. 6. Early Christian Philosophy. 7. The
  • Early Middle Ages. 8. Philosophy In The Thirteenth Century. 9. Oxford
  • Philosophers. 10. Renaissance Philosophy. 11. The Age Of Descartes. 12.
  • Hobbes And Locke. 13. Pascal To Leibniz. 14. Berkeley And Hume. 15. The
  • Enlightenment. 16. Kant. 17. Hegel And Marx. 18. Bentham And Mill. 19.
  • Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard And Nietzsche. 20. Darwin And Newman. 21. Freud.
  • 22. Frege And Russell. 23. Wittgenstein.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 142110
  • Product Code 0631201327
  • EAN 9780631201328
  • Pages 400
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishing
  • Publication Date Dec 1998
  • Dimensions 247 x 172 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.667kg

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