Philosophy and The Social Problem
by Will Durant
Publisher: The Macmillan Company 1917
Number of pages: 302
The purpose of this essay is to show: first, that the social problem has been the basic concern of many of the greater philosophers; second, that an approach to the social problem through philosophy is the first condition of even a moderately successful treatment of this problem; and third, that an approach to philosophy through the social problem is indispensable to the revitalization of philosophy.
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