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Fifty Major Philosophers By Kathryn Plant (Cardiff University, UK)

Fifty Major Philosophers by Kathryn Plant (Cardiff University, UK)

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Presents readers with a series of entries, focusing on fifty of the most influential philosophers from the last two thousand years. Providing the traditional mainstream of European philosophy, this text is useful for those wishing to improve their understanding of some of the world's most fascinating intellectual figures.

Fifty Major Philosophers Summary

Fifty Major Philosophers by Kathryn Plant (Cardiff University, UK)

A comprehensive update of the best-selling first edition, this revitalized new text presents readers with a series of clear, well-written entries focusing on fifty of the most influential philosophers from the last two thousand years.

Chosen to present the traditional mainstream of European philosophy, the text also provides a critical survey that meets the needs of readers seeking a broad basic understanding as well as a foundation for further philosophical enquiry.

Encompassing a wide range of ancient, medieval and modern philosophers, features of the second edition include:

  • new entries on Dewey, Collingwood, Popper, Quine, Merleau-Ponty, Ayer and Rawls
  • a thorough revision of existing entries
  • a complete update of the further reading section
  • an expanded glossary
  • the addition of an alphabetical table of contents and an index for ease of use.

Authoritative and highly readable, this book is a vital reference tool for all those wishing to improve their understanding of some of the world's most fascinating intellectual figures.

About Kathryn Plant (Cardiff University, UK)

Diane Collinson was formerly Senior Lecturer and Staff Tutor in Philosophy at the Open University. She is a co-author of Fifty Eastern Thinkers and 100 Twentieth-Century Philosophers. Kathryn Plant teaches at Cardiff University and is a co-author of Fifty Eastern Thinkers.

Table of Contents

Thales Pythagoras Heraclitus Parmenides Zeno Socrates Democritus Plato Aristotle Plotinus Augustine Maimonides Aquinas Duns Scotus Ockham Machiavelli Bacon Galileo Hobbes Descartes Spinoza Locke Leibniz Berkeley Hume Rousseau Kant Bentham Hegel Schopenhauer Mill Kierkegaard Marx Peirce James Nietzsche Frege Husserl Russell Moore Wittgenstein Collingwood Heidegger Popper Quine Merleau-Ponty Ayer Rawls Sartre Glossary

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GOR004288705
9780415346092
0415346096
Fifty Major Philosophers by Kathryn Plant (Cardiff University, UK)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2006-04-13
304
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