History Of Western Philosophy

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Author Russell, Bertrand
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Hailed as “lucid and magisterial” byTheObserver, this book is universally acclaimed as the outstanding one-volume work on the subject of Western philosophy.Considered to be one of the most important philosophical works of all time, theHistory of Western Philosophyis a dazzlingly unique exploration of the ideologies of significant philosophers throughout the ages—from Plato and Aristotle through to Spinoza, Kant and the twentieth century. Written by a man who changed the history of philosophy himself, this is an account that has never been rivaled since its first publication over sixty years ago.Since its first publication in 1945, Lord Russell’sA History of Western Philosophyis still unparalleled in its comprehensiveness, its clarity, its erudition, its grace, and its wit. In seventy-six chapters he traces philosophy from the rise of Greek civilization to the emergence of logical analysis in the twentieth century.Among the philosophers considered are: Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, the Atomists, Protagoras, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Cynics, the Sceptics, the Epicureans, the Stoics, Plotinus, Am
ose, Jerome, Augustine, Benedict, Gregory the Great, John the Scot, Aquinas, Duns Scotus, William of Occam, Machiavelli, Erasmus, More, Bacon, Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, the Utilitarians, Marx, Bergson, James, Dewey, and lastly the philosophers with whom Lord Russell himself is most closely associated—Cantor, Frege, and Whitehead, coauthor with Russell of the monumentalPrincipia Mathematica.

Table of Contents
Table of ContentsPreface by AuthorIntroductionBOOK ONE. ANCIENT PHILOSOPHYPart I. The Pre-SocraticsChapter I. The Rise of Greek CivilizationChapter II. The Milesian SchoolChapter III. PythagorasChapter IV. HeraclitusChapter V. ParmenidesChapter VI. EmpedoclesChapter VII. Athens in Relation to CultureChapter VIII. AnaxagorasChapter IX. The AtomistsChapter X. ProtagorasPart II. Socrates, Plato, and AristotleChapter XI. SocratesChapter XII. The Influence of SpartaChapter XIII. The Sources of Plato's OpinionsChapter XIV. Plato's UtopiaChapter XV. The Theory of IdeasChapter XVI. Plato's Theory of ImmortalityChapter XVII. Plato's CosmogonyChapter XVIII. Knowledge and Perception in PlatoChapter XIX. Aristotle's MetaphysicsChapter XX. Aristotle's EthicsChapter XXI. Aristotle's PoliticsChapter XXII. Aristotle's LogicChapter XXIII. Aristotle's PhysicsChapter XXIV. Early Greek Mathematics and AstronomyPart III. Ancient Philosophy after AristotleChapter XXV. The Hellenistic WorldChapter XXVI. Cynics and ScepticsChapter XXVII. The EpicureansChapter XXVIII. StoicismChapter XXIX. The Roman Empire in Relation to CultureChapter XXX. PlotinusBOOK TWO. CATHOLIC PHILOSOPHYIntroductionPart I. The FathersChapter I. The Religious Development of the JewsChapter II. Christianity During the First Four CenturiesChapter III. Three Doctors of the ChurchChapter IV. Saint Augustine's Philosophy and TheologyChapter V. The Fifth and Sixth CenturiesChapter VI. Saint Benedict and Gregory the GreatPart II. The SchoolmenChapter VII. The Papacy in the Dark AgesChapter VIII. John the ScotChapter IX. Ecclesiastical Reform in the Eleventh CenturyChapter X. Mohammedan Culture and PhilosophyChapter XI. The Twelfth CenturyChapter XII. The Thirteenth CenturyChapter XIII. Saint Thomas AquinasChapter XIV. Franciscan SchoolmenChapter XV. The Eclipse of the PapacyBOOK THREE. MODERN PHILOSOPHYPart I. From the Renaissance to HumeChapter I. General CharacteristicsChapter II. The Italian RenaissanceChapter III. MachiavelliChapter IV. Erasmus and MoreChapter V. The Reformation and Counter-ReformationChapter VI. The Rise of ScienceChapter VII. Francis BaconChapter VIII. Hobbes's LeviathanChapter IX. DescartesChapter X. SpinozaChapter XI. LeibnizChapter XII. Philosophical LiberalismChapter XIII. Locke's Theory of KnowledgeChapter XIV. Locke's Political PhilosophyChapter XV. Locke's InfluenceChapter XVI. BerkeleyChapter XVII. HumePart II. From Rousseau to the Present DayChapter XVIII. The Romantic MovementChapter XIX. RousseauChapter XX. KantChapter XXI. Currents of Thought in the Nineteenth CenturyChapter XXII. HegelChapter XXIII. ByronChapter XXIV. SchopenhauerChapter XXV. NietzscheChapter XXVI. The UtilitariansChapter XXVII. Karl MarxChapter XXVIII. BergsonChapter XXIX. William JamesChapter XXX. John DeweyChapter XXXI. The Philosophy of Logical AnalysisIndex