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The Greek Philosophers
by Alfred William Benn - Kegan Paul, Trench, & co. , 1882
The appearance of a new idea can only be made intelligible by tracing the previous tendencies. The history of philosophy has itself a philosophy which requires that we go beyond particular phenomena and view them as related parts of a single system.
Against the Men of the Crowd
by Cassius Amicus - Smashwords , 2013
This volume is a Guide to the Ancient Philosophy of Independent Thinking And Personal Happiness, Based on the Texts of Its Founder and Leading Proponents. Prepared from the ancient texts of Epicurus, Lucretius, Diogenes of Oinoinda, and others.
History of Philosophy
by Alfred Weber - Longmans, Green , 1914
The author's knowledge of the subject is thorough and extensive, his judgment sound, his manner of expression simple, clear, and precise. The history of philosophy is conceived as an evolution, as a process from the simple to the complex.
Philosophy and The Social Problem
by Will Durant - The Macmillan Company , 1917
The purpose of this essay is to show that the social problem has been the concern of many of the greater philosophers, and that an approach to the social problem through philosophy is the first condition of a successful treatment of this problem.
Philosophy: What It Is and Why We Need It
by Tom Blackstone - Smashwords , 2013
What is the point of studying philosophy? And what is philosophy, anyway? In this engaging, informative, and often lively book, Tom Blackstone seeks to answer these as well as many more important philosophical questions.
Greek Thinkers: A History of Ancient Philosophy
by Theodor Gomperz - J. Murray , 1912
The Greeks loved knowledge for its own sake and delighted in free discussion of ideas and theories. Professor Gomperz in this famous book looks closely at their writings and relates them to later developments in thought and science.
A Pluralistic Universe
by William James - eBooks@Adelaide , 2009
Lectures on the present situation in philosophy. Contents: The Types of Philosophic Thinking; Monistic Idealism; Hegel and his Method; Concerning Fechner; The Compounding of Consciousness; Bergson and his Critique of Intellectualism; and more.
Greek Philosophy, Thales to Plato
by John Burnet - MacMillan , 1914
The author's chief aim has been to assist students who wish to acquire a firsthand knowledge of what Plato actually says in the dialogues of his maturity. John Burnet was a Scottish classicist, best known for his work on Plato.
History of Modern Philosophy
by Alfred William Benn - Watts & Co. , 1912
The author was an agnostic and an honorary associate of the Rationalist Press Association. Contents: The Philosophical Renaissance; The Metaphysicians; The Theorists of Knowledge; The German Idealists; The Humanists of the Nineteenth Century.
Jean Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness: Class Notes
by Paul Vincent Spade , 1995
This is a set of class notes for a graduate-level course the author taught on Sartre's early philosophy. The main work was Being and Nothingness, but we also discussed Husserl's The Idea of Phenomenology and other works along the way.
Yorick's World: Science and the Knowing Subject
by Peter Caws - University of California Press , 1993
Peter Caws provides a fresh treatment of some of the most vexing problems in the philosophy of science: explanation, induction, causality, evolution, discovery, artificial intelligence, and the social implications of technological rationality.
Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers
by Bradlaugh and Collins and Watts - J. P. Mendum , 1877
In these pages, appearing under the title of 'Half-Hours with the Freethinkers', are collected in a readable form an abstract of the lives and doctrines of some of those who have stood in the ranks of Free-thought in all countries and in all ages.
Reading for Philosophical Inquiry: A Brief Introduction to Philosophical Thinking
by Lee Archie, John G. Archie , 2004
Introduction to philosophical thinking, with chosen essays: the philosophy of life, the philosophy of religion, ethics, and metaphysics and theory of knowledge. The readings illustrate the interrelations between these areas of philosophy.
Arabic Thought and Its Place in History
by De Lacy O'Leary - Kegan Paul and Company , 1922
A study of the mutual influence of Arabic and Western worlds during the Middle Ages. It traces the transmission of Greek philosophy and science to the Islamic cultures. The book presents a fascinating portrait of medieval Muslim thought.