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Hailed as “lucid and magisterial” by The Observer, 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, the History of Western Philosophy is 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’s A History of Western Philosophy is 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, Ambrose, 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 monumental Principia Mathematica.

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Since its first publication in 1945? Lord Russell's A History of Western Philosophy has been universally acclaimed as the outstanding one-volume work on the subject — unparalleled in its comprehensiveness, its clarity, its erudition, its grace and 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, Ambrose, 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, co-author with Russell of the monumental Principia Mathematica.

About the Author

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, Viscount Amberley, born in Wales, May 18, 1872. Educated at home and at Trinity College, Cambridge. During World War I, served four months in prison as a pacifist, where he wrote Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy. In 1910, published first volume of Principia Mathematica with Alfred Whitehead. Visited Russia and lectured on philosophy at the University of Peking in 1920. Returned to England and, with his wife, ran a progressive school for young children in Sussex from 1927-1932. Came to the United States, where he taught philosophy successively at the University of Chicago, University of California at Los Angeles, Harvard, and City College of New York. Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. Has been active in disarmament and anti-nuclear-testing movements while continuing to add to his large number of published books which include Philosophical Essays (1910); The ABC of Relativity (1925) Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits (1948); Why I Am Not a Christian (1957); and The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell (1967). For a chronological list of Russell's principal works see The Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell (Simon and Schuster).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface by Author

Introduction

BOOK ONE. ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY

Part I. The Pre-Socratics

Chapter I. The Rise of Greek Civilization

Chapter II. The Milesian School

Chapter III. Pythagoras

Chapter IV. Heraclitus

Chapter V. Parmenides

Chapter VI. Empedocles

Chapter VII. Athens in Relation to Culture

Chapter VIII. Anaxagoras

Chapter IX. The Atomists

Chapter X. Protagoras

Part II. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle

Chapter XI. Socrates

Chapter XII. The Influence of Sparta

Chapter XIII. The Sources of Plato's Opinions

Chapter XIV. Plato's Utopia

Chapter XV. The Theory of Ideas

Chapter XVI. Plato's Theory of Immortality

Chapter XVII. Plato's Cosmogony

Chapter XVIII. Knowledge and Perception in Plato

Chapter XIX. Aristotle's Metaphysics

Chapter XX. Aristotle's Ethics

Chapter XXI. Aristotle's Politics

Chapter XXII. Aristotle's Logic

Chapter XXIII. Aristotle's Physics

Chapter XXIV. Early Greek Mathematics and Astronomy

Part III. Ancient Philosophy after Aristotle

Chapter XXV. The Hellenistic World

Chapter XXVI. Cynics and Sceptics

Chapter XXVII. The Epicureans

Chapter XXVIII. Stoicism

Chapter XXIX. The Roman Empire in Relation to Culture

Chapter XXX. Plotinus

BOOK TWO. CATHOLIC PHILOSOPHY

Introduction

Part I. The Fathers

Chapter I. The Religious Development of the Jews

Chapter II. Christianity During the First Four Centuries

Chapter III. Three Doctors of the Church

Chapter IV. Saint Augustine's Philosophy and Theology

Chapter V. The Fifth and Sixth Centuries

Chapter VI. Saint Benedict and Gregory the Great

Part II. The Schoolmen

Chapter VII. The Papacy in the Dark Ages

Chapter VIII. John the Scot

Chapter IX. Ecclesiastical Reform in the Eleventh Century

Chapter X. Mohammedan Culture and Philosophy

Chapter XI. The Twelfth Century

Chapter XII. The Thirteenth Century

Chapter XIII. Saint Thomas Aquinas

Chapter XIV. Franciscan Schoolmen

Chapter XV. The Eclipse of the Papacy

BOOK THREE. MODERN PHILOSOPHY

Part I. From the Renaissance to Hume

Chapter I. General Characteristics

Chapter II. The Italian Renaissance

Chapter III. Machiavelli

Chapter IV. Erasmus and More

Chapter V. The Reformation and Counter-Reformation

Chapter VI. The Rise of Science

Chapter VII. Francis Bacon

Chapter VIII. Hobbes's Leviathan

Chapter IX. Descartes

Chapter X. Spinoza

Chapter XI. Leibniz

Chapter XII. Philosophical Liberalism

Chapter XIII. Locke's Theory of Knowledge

Chapter XIV. Locke's Political Philosophy

Chapter XV. Locke's Influence

Chapter XVI. Berkeley

Chapter XVII. Hume

Part II. From Rousseau to the Present Day

Chapter XVIII. The Romantic Movement

Chapter XIX. Rousseau

Chapter XX. Kant

Chapter XXI. Currents of Thought in the Nineteenth Century

Chapter XXII. Hegel

Chapter XXIII. Byron

Chapter XXIV. Schopenhauer

Chapter XXV. Nietzsche

Chapter XXVI. The Utilitarians

Chapter XXVII. Karl Marx

Chapter XXVIII. Bergson

Chapter XXIX. William James

Chapter XXX. John Dewey

Chapter XXXI. The Philosophy of Logical Analysis

Index

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NickFerrall, December 30, 2009 (view all comments by NickFerrall)
Russell's History of West Philosophy is an essential staple for anyone hoping to understand where society has been, and most importantly where humanity needs to go.

I gained a lot just from Russell's analysis of philosophy existing somewhere between religion and science, and how societies oscillate between rigid dogma and individualistic dissolution. His description of Liberalism attempting to evolve out of this oscillation between dogma and dissolution, and into a sustainable social cohesion, is pretty remarkable and solidifies my socio/political position.

Some may think his Positivist outlook is too analytical; however, this text is filled with passion and hope. Russell's a master storyteller, and brings even the most ancient of thinkers back to life.
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ISBN:
9780671201586
Author:
Russell, Bertrand Arthur
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
History
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History, Criticism, Surveys
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History & Surveys - General
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophers
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Philosophy -- History.
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Philosophy-Surveys
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
western philosophy, college philosophy; philosophy 101; PHIL 101; history; western history; intro to philosophy; philosophy textbook; Pythagoras; Heraclitus; Parmenides; Empedocles; Anaxagoras; the Atomists; Protagoras; Socrates; Plato; Aristotle; the Cyn
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western philosophy, college philosophy; philosophy 101; PHIL 101; history; western history; intro to philosophy; philosophy textbook; Pythagoras; Heraclitus; Parmenides; Empedocles; Anaxagoras; the Atomists; Protagoras; Socrates; Plato; Aristotle; the Cyn
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no. 11
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October 1967
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English
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Since its first publication in 1945? Lord Russell's A History of Western Philosophy has been universally acclaimed as the outstanding one-volume work on the subject — unparalleled in its comprehensiveness, its clarity, its erudition, its grace and 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, Ambrose, 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, co-author with Russell of the monumental Principia Mathematica.

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