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Historical Introduction to Philosophy





ISBN 9780131900059
Published May 24, 2005 by Routledge
695 Pages

 
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This text/anthology is designed to lead beginning students to an appreciation of Western philosophy through an exploration of its history, the problems (classical questions) it has dealt with, and the major philosophers and their works within that historical setting.

Table of Contents

I. THE ANCIENT PERIOD–THE SPIRIT OF GREEK PHILOSOPHY: PHILOSOPHY AS WONDER.

1. The Predecessors of Socrates.

2. Socrates (469-399 B.C.)

3. Plato (427-347 B.C.)

4. Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

5. Epicurus (341-270 B.C.)

6. The Stoics: Epictetus (A.D. 50-138) and Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121-180).

II. THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD–THE SPIRIT OF MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY: PHILOSOPHY MEETS THEOLOGY.

7. St. Augustine (354-430).

8. St. Anselm (1033-1109).

9. St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274).

10. William of Ockham (c. 1280-1349).

III. THE MODERN PERIOD–THE SPIRIT OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY: PHILOSOPHY AND THE RISE OF SCIENCE.

11. René Descartes (1596-1650).

12. Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677).

13. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716).

14. Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679).

15. John Locke (1632-1704).

16. George Berkeley (1685-1753).

17. David Hume (1711-1776).

18. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804).

19. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831).

20. John Stuart Mill (1806-1873).

IV. THE CONTEMPORARY PERIOD–THE SPIRIT OF CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY: THE ASCENDANCY OF THE PERSON.

21. Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855).

22. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900).

23. Karl Marx (1816-1883).

24. Henri Bergson (1859-1941).

25. William James (1842-1910).

26. Edmund Husserl (1859-1938).

27. Martin Heidegger (1889-1976).

28. Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980).

29. Bertrand Russell (1872-1970).

30. Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951).

31. Current Dimensions

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