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A New History of Western Philosophy

Anthony Kenny (University of Oxford)



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Oxford University Press
16 October 2012
Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -; Christian theology; History of ideas
This book is no less than a guide to the whole of Western philosophy--the ideas that have undergirded our civilization for two-and-a-half thousand years. Anthony Kenny tells the story of philosophy from ancient Greece through the Middle Ages and the Enlightenment into the modern world. He introduces us to the great thinkers and their ideas, starting with Plato, Aristotle, and the other founders of Western thought. In the second part of the book he takes us through a thousand years of medieval philosophy, and shows us the rich intellectual legacy of Christian thinkers like Augustine, Aquinas, and Ockham. Moving into the early modern period, we explore the great works of Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, Leibniz, Spinoza, Hume, and Kant, which remain essential reading today. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Hegel, Mill, Nietzsche, Freud, and Wittgenstein again transformed the way we see the world.
By:   Anthony Kenny (University of Oxford)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 163mm,  Spine: 55mm
Weight:   1.556kg
ISBN:   9780199656493
ISBN 10:   0199656495
Series:   New History of Western Philosophy
Pages:   1088
Publication Date:   16 October 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
PART I: ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY; 1. Beginnings: From Pythagoras to Plato; 2. Schools of Thought: From Aristotle to Augustine; 3. Argument and Reason: Logic; 4. Knowledge and its Limits; 5. How Things Happen: Physics; 6. What There Is: Metaphysics; 7. Soul and Mind; 8. How to Live: Ethics; 9. God; PART II: MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY; 10. Philosophy and Faith: Augustine to Maimonides; 11. The Schoolmen: From the Twelfth Century to the Renaissance; 12. Logic and Language; 13. Knowledge; 14. Physics; 15. Metaphysics; 16. Mind and Soul; 17. Ethics; 18. God; PART III: THE RISE OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY; 19. Sixteenth-Century Philosophy; 20. Descartes to Berkeley; 21. Hume to Hegel; 22. Knowledge; 23. Physics; 24. Metaphysics; 25. Mind and Soul; 26. Ethics; 27. Political Philosophy; 28. God; PART IV: PHILOSOPHY IN THE MODERN WORLD; 29. From Bentham to Nietzsche; 30. From Peirce to Strawson; 31. From Freud to Derrida; 32. Logic; 33. Language; 34. Epistemology; 35. Metaphysics; 36. Philosophy of Mind; 37. Ethics; 38. Aesthetics; 39. Politics; 40. God; Chronology

Reviews for A New History of Western Philosophy

Review from previous edition Not only an authoritative guide to the history of philosophy, but also a compelling introduction to every major area of philosophical enquiry. Times Higher Education

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