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A History of Philosophy, Volume 1: Greece and Rome

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Conceived originally as a serious presentation of the development of philosophy for Catholic seminary students, Frederick Copleston's nine-volume A History Of Philosophy has journeyed far beyond the modest purpose of its author to universal acclaim as the best history of philosophy in English.

Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit of immense erudition who once tangled with A. J. Ayer in a fabled debate about the existence of God and the possibility of metaphysics, knew that seminary students were fed a woefully inadequate diet of theses and proofs, and that their familiarity with most of history's great thinkers was reduced to simplistic caricatures. Copleston set out to redress the wrong by writing a complete history of Western philosophy, one crackling with incident and intellectual excitement — and one that gives full place to each thinker, presenting his thought in a beautifully rounded manner and showing his links to those who went before and to those who came after him.

The result of Copleston's prodigious labors is a history of philosophy that is unlikely ever to be surpassed. Thought magazine summed up the general agreement among scholars and students alike when it reviewed Copleston's A History of Philosophy as "broad-minded and objective, comprehensive and scholarly, unified and well proportioned... We cannot recommend [it] too highly."

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About the Author

Frederick Copleston grew up in England (1907-1994). He was raised in an Anglican home but converted to Catholicism while a student at Marlborough College. He later became a Jesuit and then pursued a career in academia. He studied and lectured at Heythrop College and wrote an eleven-volume History of Philosophy, which is highly respected. He also spent time teaching at Gregorian University in Rome and, after he retired, lectured at Santa Clara University in California. He was appointed a member of the British Academy in 1970. He is famouse for debating Betrand Russell over the existence of God in a 1948 BBC broadcast.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385468435
Author:
Copleston, Frederick C.
Publisher:
Image
Author:
Copleston, Frederick C.
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Western
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Philosophy, ancient
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
Philosophy, renaissance
Subject:
Western x
Subject:
History & Surveys - General
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
philosophy;history;history of philosophy;ancient philosophy;roman philosophy;aristotle
Subject:
philosophy;history;history of philosophy;ancient philosophy;roman philosophy;aristotle;plato
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
History of Philosophy
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19930331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.40x5.38x1.18 in. 1.07 lbs.

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