The Philosophers: Introducing Great Western Thinkers

Paperback | March 1, 2001

byTed Honderich

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The Philosophers introduces some of the most brilliant minds in history and shows the enduring fascination of their ideas, which shaped our civilization. An illustrious team of authors offer concise and illuminating tours through the lives and thought of the twenty-eight greatest Westernphilosophers, from Socrates to Sartre. Each chapter is illustrated with a portrait of its subject, guidance is given to further reading, and a chronological table fills in the historical context. This is the ideal way for any reader to learn about these famous thinkers.

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The Philosophers introduces some of the most brilliant minds in history and shows the enduring fascination of their ideas, which shaped our civilization. An illustrious team of authors offer concise and illuminating tours through the lives and thought of the twenty-eight greatest Westernphilosophers, from Socrates to Sartre. Each chapt...

Ted Honderich retired in 1998 from the Grote Professorship of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic at University College London. He is the editor of The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (1995), from which the pieces in this book are taken.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:294 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.71 inPublished:March 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Ted Honderich: Introduction1. C. C. W. Taylor: Socrates2. David Bostock: Plato3. David Charles: Aristotle4. C. A. Kirwan: Augustine5. Alexander Broadie: Aquinas6. Bernard Gert: Hobbes7. John Cottingham: Descartes8. T. L. S. Sprigge: Spinoza9. Roger Woolhouse: Locke10. R. C. Sleigh: Leibniz11. Geoffrey Warnock: Berkeley12. Justin Broackes: Hume13. Henry E. Allison: Kant14. T. L. S. Sprigge: Schopenhauer15. Peter Singer: Hegel16. Ross Harrison: Bentham17. Alastair Hannay: Kierkegaard18. Allen Wood: Marx19. John Skorupski: Mill20. Richard Schacht: Nietzsche21. Christopher Hookway: Peirce22. T. L. S. Sprigge: James23. Anthony Kenny: Frege24. Michael Inwood: Husserl25. Mark Sainsbury: Russell26. Peter Hacker: Wittgenstein27. Michael Inwood: Heidegger28. Thomas Baldwin: SartreGuide to Further ReadingA. R. Lacey: Chronological TableIndex

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`Because of their brevity, the sketches are briskly and crisply done, but manage to preserve a high level of accuracy and completeness. Their usefulness lies in the ready information which they offer to the quick or curious inquirer. This is a valuable little tome; there is no better shortreference work of its kind available.' Sunday Times