[EBOOK/EPUB] (The Story of Philosophy)

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The Story of Philosophy Read & Download Ó 4 A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers Plato Aristotle Bacon Spinoza Voltaire Kant Schopenhauer Spencer Nietzsche Bergson Croce Russell Santayana James and. This is the most sensitive look at philosophy I ve ever read Will Durant is brilliant and who wasn t touched by his heartfelt dedication to his wife at the beginning I think what really set this book apart is Durant s inclusion of just enough biographical information of the philosophers to remind you that they were just people like you and me who happened to think deep amazing things about life and were deeply affected by their own childhoods and personal lives ie Nietzsche and his less than sparkling love life This is the book that made me fall in love with philosophy I consider this to be in my top 5 favorite books of all time One problem however slight as it may be When I first read this book i had borrowed it from my library and I remember that it was such a beautiful hard cover edition with an elegant binding that made the pages uneven but gorgeous Even the pages themselves had a lovely aged feel to them due to their thickness Looking back I realize that instead of checking it out 11 times that year I should have just stolen it yes i admit it because now all I own is a simple paperback copy that pales in resemblance The story inside dazzles your mind but how i miss the edition that felt so good to hold

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The Story of Philosophy Read & Download Ó 4 Dewey The Story of Philosophy is one of the great books of our time Few write for the non specialist as well as Will Durant and this book is a splendid example of his eminently readable scholarsh. This is uite a conservative history of philosophy As such I would probably recommend Russell s work over this one but this has the advantage of being shorter and that s uite an advantage There are main chapters on a series of key philosophers Plato Aristotle Bacon Spinoza Voltaire Kant Schopenhauer Spencer Nietzsche and some shorter chapters on Bergson Croce Russell Santayana James and Dewey Along the way he also mentions Comte Hegel Locke Rousseau and Hume Of the main chapters about fifty pages are dedicated to the key philosophers I ve listed This is interesting as it generally starts with their life and then moves onto their ideas and ends with a criticism although often these are rather glowing There are a few nice jokes along the way my favourite being about Santayana someone I knew virtually nothing of before reading this and his version of atheistic Catholicism for want of a better term that he would like to see Europe remain Catholic long after it had given up Christianity and a wit who said God doesn t exist and Mary is His mother One of the underlying themes here is that Plato was right that the best form of society is an aristocracy We need to be ruled by the best people Well this is hardly contentious in one sense better to be ruled by the best of people than the worst but how we are to go about choosing these best of people is where the problems tend to arise If at all possible I think I would rather pass on the Nietzschean artistwar lordherd s mansuperman The interesting thing about this book is that he feels epistemology the theory of how we know stuff has troubled philosophy for far too long and that he felt the time was fast approaching when philosophy would get over epistemology and go back to worthwhile uestions particularly to do with how to live a good life ethics His explanations are always clear and generally also insightful He essentially weaves his way through his explanations using the philosopher s own words and drawing together their thinking in ways that clarify what they had to say this is particularly evident with Nietzsche who does tend to be a bit all over the place Still as I said this is a very conservative collection Hegel gets seven pages and his lack of influence on James is highlighted but not his very strong influence on Dewey Dewey gets half the mention of James who gets about half the mention of Santayana in virtually inverse relation to any current valuation of their worth I would suspect I also found it interesting that some philosophers were even selected not sure I would have picked Voltaire in my top ten philosophers for an extended discussion Books that have extensive chapters on Schopenhauer and Nietzsche like The Consolations of Philosophy say do tend to be conservative and to be honest I did find myself getting a bit bored hearing their views rehearsed yet again I felt he was kinder to both of these philosophers than he was to Kant but I also think Kant s contribution to philosophy so greatly outweighs either of their s that this would have to be seen as an odd valuation to say the leastI am going to have to spend some time reading Spinoza but I ve no idea just when I ll get time to read him the reuisite two to three times Still he does sound particularly interesting and I have been meaning to read his Ethics for years I even have it on my bookshelf waiting always waiting It s a good thing Spinoza is so patientThis wasn t a terrible overview of the history of Philosophy but I guess it could accurately have been called Some of My Favourite Philosophers if you know what I mean

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The Story of Philosophy Read & Download Ó 4 Ip Durant’s insight and wit never cease to dazzle; The Story of Philosophy is a key book for any reader who wishes to survey the history and development of philosophical ideas in the Western worl. In August of 1982 I was invited down to Tampa St Pete with my girlfriend to visit her paternal grandmother We stayed in a trailer court with a pool during a week of hot and muggy weather With no car the only activities available to us were walks to the mall or sitting by the pool For me this being my first trip to Florida the high points were the many varieties of reptiles turtles in the drainage ditch behind the house and magical little lizards darting about everywhereSchool was to start when we returned so I brought Durant s Story of Philosophy along After a summer of recreational reading it was time to get back into gear Surprisingly Durant s book turned out to be one of the best reads during the whole season It was clear coherent even fun the author mixing the lives of the philosophers in with their thinking I particularly enjoyed reading his account of Spinoza normally a rather obscure figure I got so excited during part of that section that I had to get up walk around and think before jumping in and out of the pool to begin anew


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    [EBOOK/EPUB] (The Story of Philosophy) review Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Will Durant review The Story of Philosophy This was a long postponed book as I always thought it would be a long and trudging read hard to comprehend and harder to remember afterwards But Durant's treatment of the philosophers and their ideas as organic evolutions of their character and their times was what made the book a joy to readThe ideas and the long dead philosophers come alive magnificently in these pages and Durant even manages to fill one wi

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    [EBOOK/EPUB] (The Story of Philosophy) The Story of Philosophy Will Durant The Story of Philosophy The Lives and Opinions of the Greater Philosophers is a 1926 book by Will Durant in which he profiles several prominent Western philosophers and their ideas beginning with Socrates and Plato and on through Friedrich Nietzsche Durant attempts to show the interconnection of t

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    Will Durant ´ 4 Summary review Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Will Durant [EBOOK/EPUB] (The Story of Philosophy) This is the most sensitive look at philosophy I've ever read Will Durant is brilliant and who wasn't touched by his heartfelt dedication to his wife at the beginning? I think what really set this book apart is Durant's incl

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    [EBOOK/EPUB] (The Story of Philosophy) This is uite a conservative history of philosophy As such I would probably recommend Russell’s work over this one – but this has the advantage of being shorter and that’s uite an advantage There are main chap

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    [EBOOK/EPUB] (The Story of Philosophy) The Story tried to salt itself with a seasoning of humor not only because wisdom is not wise if it scares away merriment but becaus

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    [EBOOK/EPUB] (The Story of Philosophy) The Story tried to salt itself with a seasoning of humor not only because wisdom is not wise if it scares away merriment but because a sense of humor being born of perspective bears a near kinship to philosophy; each is the soul of the otherA few years ago as I began teaching myself philosophy I bought a used copy of this book But I could never seem to get around to it So its yellowed pages only grew yellow and its already cracked and br

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    [EBOOK/EPUB] (The Story of Philosophy) “The Story of Philosophy” by Will Durant is an excellent book which discusses the lives and works of famous philosophers from ancient Greek to recent Continental and American Philosophers It is well known tha

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    [EBOOK/EPUB] (The Story of Philosophy) This is the best introduction to Western philosophy that the layman can find It's a dummies book which however does not assume that th

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    [EBOOK/EPUB] (The Story of Philosophy) In August of 1982 I was invited down to Tampa St Pete with my girlfriend to visit her paternal grandmother We stayed in a trailer court with a pool during a week of hot and muggy weather With no car the only activities available to

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    review The Story of Philosophy [EBOOK/EPUB] (The Story of Philosophy) Will Durant ´ 4 Summary Ok so I can only give this book two stars for the following reasons According to the admittedly arbitrary GR star signification system two stars means it's ok This is of course a bit of an arbitrary distinction amid arbitrariness stars? wtf? since a definitive statement isn't really being made Ironically I'm going to have

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  • Paperback
  • 704
  • The Story of Philosophy
  • Will Durant
  • English
  • 13 May 2020
  • 9780671739164