From Empedocles to Wittgenstein: Historical Essays in Philosophy

Hardcover | April 9, 2008

byAnthony Kenny

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From Empedocles to Wittgenstein is a collection of fifteen historical essays in philosophy, written by Sir Anthony Kenny in the early years of the 21st century. In the main they are concerned with four of the great philosophers whom he most esteems, namely Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, andWittgenstein. The author is not only one of the most respected historians of philosophy, and possibly the widest-ranging, but also one of the most successful at writing on the subject for a broad readership. In this volume he presents scholarly explorations of some themes which caught his interestas he worked on his acclaimed four-volume New History of Western Philosophy.

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From Empedocles to Wittgenstein is a collection of fifteen historical essays in philosophy, written by Sir Anthony Kenny in the early years of the 21st century. In the main they are concerned with four of the great philosophers whom he most esteems, namely Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, andWittgenstein. The author is not only one of the...

Sir Anthony Kenny has been President of the British Academy and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford. He has written many acclaimed books on the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of religion, and the history of philosophy, including both scholarly and popular works on Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, and Wittgenstein.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.77 inPublished:April 9, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199550824

ISBN - 13:9780199550821

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Table of Contents

1. Seven Concepts of Creation2. Life after Etna: Empedocles in Prose and Poetry3. Virtue and the Good in Plato and Aristotle4. Aristotle's Criteria for Happiness5. Practical Truth in Aristotle6. Aristotle's Categories in the Latin Fathers7. Essence and Existence: Aquinas and Islamic Philosophy8. Aquinas on the Beginning of Individual Human Life9. Thomas and Thomism10. Aquinas in America11. "Philosophy states only what everyone admits"12. Cognitive Scientism13. The Wittgenstein Editions14. Knowledge, Belief, and Faith15. The Unity of Knowledge and the Diversity of BeliefAbbreviationsBibliography