Story of Philosophy by Will Durant

Story of Philosophy

byWill Durant

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A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers—Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James, and Dewey—The Story of Philosophy is one of the great books of our time. Few write for the non-specialist as well as Will Durant, and this book is a splendid example of his eminently readable scholarship. Durant’s insight and wit never cease to dazzle; The Story of Philosophy is a key book for any reader who wishes to survey the history and development of philosophical ideas in the Western world.

American historian and essayist Will Durant was born in North Adams, Massachusetts. He earned his undergraduate degree at St. Peter's College in New Jersey and went on to earn a Ph.D. in philosophy in 1917 from Columbia University. While teaching at the libertarian Ferrer Modern School in New York, he had as a pupil a young woman named...
Title:Story of PhilosophyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 24, 2012Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1476702608

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent In my opinion, a very good overview of history's top philosophers. Will Durant presents a lucid account of the philosophies of our civilizations greatest minds. For my taste, a little too much of the book was spent detailing peoples actual lives. That being said, the author does a good job of relating how the philosophers' upbringings and environment influenced their mentality. I found this book in my Grandfathers basement and have read it several times since. "...the uncanny scot of Koinsberg" excellent
Date published: 2007-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Read I recently acquired a copy of this book (circa 1927) from a used book store in my town. I have since had very little spare time, as I spend any I do have reading The Story of Philosophy. Not a book for light reading, the author tends to spout names, places and ideas without explanation in some chapters. But for the most part a thoroughly enjoyable book. As it stands I currently have a line-up of 7 people who would like to read it once I am done.
Date published: 2000-07-14