The Story of Philosophy

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Simon and Schuster, 1961 - 543 Seiten
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 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 scholarship. 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 world.

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chapter
1
Socrates
4
The Preparation of Plato
15
The Ethical Problem
20
The Political Problem
24
The Psychological Problem
28
The Psychological Solution
30
The Political Solution
41
The Treatise on Religion and the State
208
The Ethics
216
chapter 5
257
Letters on the English
267
The Encyclopedia and the Philosophic
298
chapter 6
329
On Politics and Eternal Peace
366
A Note on Hegel
379

The Ethical Solution
49
Criticism
52
chapter 2
63
The Work of Aristotle
68
The Foundation of Logic
74
The Organization of Science
80
Aristotle as a Naturalist
83
The Foundation of Biology
85
Metaphysics and the Nature of God
89
Psychology and the Nature of Art
92
Ethics and the Nature of Happiness
96
Politics
102
Later Life and Death
120
The Political Career of Francis Bacon
134
The Essays
140
The Great Reconstruction
151
Criticism
176
Epilogue
183
chapter 7
389
The World as Idea
399
The World as Evil
419
The Wisdom of Life
430
The Wisdom of Death
443
chapter 8
457
First Principles
473
The Evolution of Life
482
The Evolution of Society
489
chapter 9
522
HeroMorality
545
Finale
581
chapter 11
635
John Dewey
678
Conclusion
691
Index
697
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Über den Autor (1961)

WILL DURANT (1885-1981) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize (1968) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977). He spent over fifty years writing his critically acclaimed eleven-volume series, The Story of Civilization (the later volumes written in conjunction with his wife, Ariel). A champion of human rights issues such as the brotherhood of man and social reform long before such issues were popular, Durant, through his writings, continues to educate and entertain readers the world over.

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