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Short History of Western Thought -- Hardback
Short History of Western Thought -- Hardback
Publisher : Atlantic Books
Published Date : 2012/01
Binding : Hardcover
ISBN : 9780857896285

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Table of Contents
 
Preface                                            1  (4)
What is Philosophy?                                5  (2)
    Part One The Wisdom of the Ancients (6th       7  (36)
    century BC to 1st century AD)
    Part Two Christianity Triumphant (1st          43 (60)
    century to 16th century)
    Part Three The Scientific Revolution (16th     103(34)
    century to 18th century)
    Part Four The Landscape of Modernity (late     137(106)
    18th century to early 21st century)
Afterword: Philosophy's Future                     243(8)
A Note to the Reader                               251(2)
Acknowledgements                                   253(3)
Bibliographical Note                               256(7)
Index                                              263
 

"For the reader who has lain awake fretting over his tenuous grasp of the Aristotelian syllogism, or the ontological argument for the existence of God, or the nature of Kant's categorical imperative; or who simply struggles to tell his Frege from his Feuerbach, his Husserl from his Heidegger, his Saussure from his Sartre...- help is finally at hand.That help comes in the comfortingly accessible form of Stephen Trombley's Very Short History of Western Thought, which outlines the 2,500-year history of European ideas from the philosophers of Classical Antiquity to the thinkers of today, No major representative of any significant strand of Western thought escapes Trombley's attention: the Christian Scholastic theologians of the Middle Ages, the great philosophers of the Enlightenment, the German idealists from Kant to Hegel; the utilitarians Bentham and Mill; the transcendentalists Emerson and Thoreau; Kierkegaard and the existentialists; the analytic philosophers Russell, Moore, Whitehead and Wittgenstein; and - last but not least - the four shapers-in-chief of our modern world: the philosopher, historian and political theorist Karl Marx; the naturalist Charles Darwin, proposer of the theory of evolution; Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis; and the theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, begetter of the special and general theories of relativity and founder of post-Newtonian physics."