History of Philosophy (Vol 1)
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About "History of Philosophy (Vol 1)"
Conceived originally as a serious presentation of; ; the development of philosophy for Catholic; ; seminary students, Frederick Copleston's nine-volume; ; "A History Of Philosophy" has; ; journeyed far beyond the modest purpose of its author to; ; universal acclaim as the best history of; ; philosophy in English. ^ Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit; ; of immense erudition who once tangled with A. J.; ; Ayer in a fabled debate about the existence of God; ; and the possibility of metaphysics, knew that; ; seminary students were fed a woefully inadequate diet; ; of theses and proofs, and that their familiarity; ; with most of history's great thinkers was reduced; ; to simplistic caricatures. Copleston set out to; ; redress the wrong by writing a complete history of; ; Western philosophy, one crackling with incident and; ; intellectua
Meet the Author
Frederick Copleston was born in Somerset in 1907. After studying at Oxford, he held a number of academic posts, including Professor of the History of Philosophy and Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at London University. He died in 1994.