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The story of philosophy : the lives and opinions of the greater philosophers from Plato to John Dewey / by Will Durant.
By: Durant, Will.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1926Description: xxix, 543 p. : 18 cm.ISBN: 0671494155 (pbk.).Other title: Story of philosophy : the lives and opinions of the greater philosophers from Plato to John Dewey [Other title].Subject(s): Philosophy -- History | PhilosophersDDC classification: 109 DUR Online resources: Table of contents
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Plato -- Aristotle and Greek science -- Francis Bacon -- Spinoza -- Voltaire and the French Enlightment -- Immanuel Kant and German idealism -- Schopenhauer -- Herbert Spencer -- Friedrich Nietzsche -- Contemporary European philosophers -- Contemporary American philosophers.
The Story Of Philosophy: The Lives And Opinions Of The Greater Philosophers takes a look at various Western philosophers and the development and influences of their ideas. It seeks to demonstrate the strong impact of a philosopher’s ideas on the ideas of his successors.
The book has been divided into eleven chapters. The first nine chapters present detailed profiles of nine philosophers, namely Plato, Voltaire, Friedrich Nietzsche, Immanuel Kant, Baruch Spinoza, Herbert Spencer, Francis Bacon, and Arthur Schopenhauer. The last two chapters present short profiles of some twentieth century philosophers - the tenth chapter covers the profiles of Bertrand Russell, Benedetto Croce, and Henri Bergson, while the eleventh chapter covers the profiles of John Dewey, William James, and George Santayana.
The book started out as a series of pamphlets. As it received positive reviews and its popularity increased, it was taken up for publication by Simon & Schuster. It was released in 1926. This particular edition of the book is a 1991 reprint.