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The Story of Philosophy


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. Hide synopsis

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Philosophy in a can

by Leon on Jan 3, 2012

I apologize for the headline -- "Philosophy in a can" isn't intended to flame Will Durant in any way. He is an epochal writer and, I believe, tackled this monumental topic incredibly well. Saying that, the book gives the reader an extraordinary panorama of deep, abstract thought that is guaranteed to instruct and push one off the shore and into deep waters where wonderment and serendipity lie in wait. All I can say is "try it, you'll like it" and if you're like me, you'll wonder why you had to wait til you were an old fart to discover this jewel. Enjoy.


Bought for my Father...

by ASICinPA on Jun 28, 2007

I bought this book as a replacement for my fater... He's had an old dog-eared paper-back copy for years... and I do mean years... He finally asked me to track down a hard covered version... But, if you like philosophy, this is my Father's favorite book...

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