History of Philosophy
A C Grayling
Paperback $32.99 - Penguin UK
Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs - Published: 2/Jul/2019 - ISBN: 9780241304556
The story of philosophy is an epic tale - an exploration of the ideas, views and teachings of some of the most creative minds known to humanity. With clarity and elegance A. C. Grayling takes the reader from the world-views and moralities before the age of the Buddha, Confucius, and Socrates, through Christianity's dominance of the European mind, to the Renaissance and Enlightenment, and on to Mill, Nietzsche, Sartre, the great philosophical traditions of India, China and the Persian-Arabic world and to philosophy today. He covers epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics, logic, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language, political philosophy and the history of debates in these areas of enquiry, through the ideas of the celebrated philosophers as well as less well-known influential thinkers. He also asks what we have learnt from this body of thought, and what progress is still to be made.
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