The Resource The history of philosophy, A. C. Grayling

The history of philosophy, A. C. Grayling

Label
The history of philosophy
Title
The history of philosophy
Statement of responsibility
A. C. Grayling
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
The story of philosophy is an epic tale: an exploration of the ideas, views and teachings of some of the most creative minds known to humanity. But since the long-popular classic, Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy, first published in 1945, there has been no comprehensive and entertaining, single-volume history of this great intellectual journey. With his characteristic clarity and elegance A. C. Grayling takes the reader from the world-views and moralities before the age of the Buddha, Confucius, and Socrates, through Christianity's dominance of the European mind, to the Renaissance and Enlightenment, and on to Mill, Nietzsche, Sartre, and philosophy today. And, since the story of philosophy is incomplete without mention of the great philosophical traditions of India, China and the Persian-Arabic world, he gives a comparative survey of them too. Accessible for students and eye-opening for philosophy readers, he covers epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics, logic, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language, political philosophy and the history of debates in these areas of enquiry, through the ideas of the celebrated philosophers as well as less well-known influential thinkers. He also asks what we have learnt from this body of thought, and what progress is still to be made. The first authoritative and accessible one-volume history of philosophy for decades, remarkable for its range and accessibility, this is a landmark work
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grayling, A. C
Dewey number
109
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Philosophers
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology and philosophy
  • Theory (Philosophy)
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Thought and thinking
  • Language acquisition
  • Political science
  • Logic
  • Metaphysics
  • Aesthetics
  • Truth
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Ideology
  • Ethics
Label
The history of philosophy, A. C. Grayling
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 681 pages
Isbn
9780241304556
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The history of philosophy, A. C. Grayling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 681 pages
Isbn
9780241304556
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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