A New History of Western Philosophy Volume 1
By (author) Anthony Kenny
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Ancient Philosophy by Anthony Kenny
Book DescriptionSir Anthony Kenny tells the fascinating story of the birth of philosophy and its remarkable flourishing in the ancient Mediterranean world. This is the first of four volumes in which he unfolds a magisterial new history of Western philosophy. Specially written for a broad popular readership, but serious and deep enough to offer a genuine understanding of the great philosophers, Kenny's lucid and stimulating history will become the definitive work for anyone interested in the people and ideas that shaped the course of Western thought.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198752721
(233mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 20-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anthony Kenny
Medieval Philosophy, Paperback (May 2007)
Presenting the history of Western philosophy, this book charts the story of philosophy from the founders of Christian and Islamic thought through to the Renaissance. It is intended for those interested in the people and ideas that shaped the course of Western thought.
What I Believe, Paperback (March 2007)
Recounts how the author abandoned Roman Catholic priesthood to set out on an intellectual journey which led him to become a professional academic and philosopher. This title talks about his struggles with belief with attempts to argue for the existence of God. It also looks at the concept of happiness and why it means so much to him.
Aquinas on Being, Hardback (September 2002)
Offers an examination of a central metaphysical doctrine of Thomas Aquinas, the greatest of the medieval philosophers. Aquinas account of being is famous and influential: but this work argues that it in fact suffers from systematic confusion. It offers philosophers and theologians a guide through the labyrinth of Aquinas' ontology.
Essays on the Aristotelian Tradition, Hardback (October 2000)» View all books by Anthony Kenny
During most of the Christian millennia, Aristotle has been the most influential of all philosophers. This selection of essays by philosopher and Aristotle scholar, Anthony Kenny, traces this influence through the ages. Particular attention is given to Aristotle's ethics and philosophy of mind.
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Author Biography - Anthony Kenny
Sir Anthony Kenny is one of Britain's most distinguished academics. He has been Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Master of Balliol College, and President of the British Academy. He is one of very few philosophers who have made significant contributions to the study of ancient philosophy, medieval philosophy, early modern philosophy, and twentieth-century philosophy. He is particularly well known for his work on Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, and Wittgenstein. He has also published acclaimed books on the philosophy of mind and action and the philosophy of religion.
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