The Oxford History of Western Philosophy
Edited by Anthony Kenny
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Oxford History of Western Philosophy by Anthony Kenny
Book DescriptionThis is a uniquely authoritative history of philosophy for the general reader. Written by a team of distinguished scholars, it tells the story of Western philosophy from its ancient beginnings to the present day, emphasizing the intellectual context of its development. Philosophy has played a central part in the history of Western civilization. This volume offers a detailed account of the lives and works of all the major thinkers through the ages, including Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Descartes, Locke, Hume, Kant, Hegel, and recent figures such as Russell, Sartre, and Wittgenstein. Key concepts, doctrines, and schools of thought from both the Anglo-American and Continental traditions are explored in a distinctive and accessible way. Personalities and ideas are brought to life as the book captures the richness and vitality of philosophy across a wide range of cultures and times. The contributors are all experts in their fields and each makes a sharply individualistic contribution. They write with awareness of the latest scholarship and present their material in a lively and intelligible way. They bring to their chapters not only deep understanding, but also enthusiasm and zest for their subject.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780192893291
(197mm x 128mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Oxford Paperbacks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2000
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.
Ancient Philosophy, Paperback (July 2006)
Tells the story of the birth of philosophy and its remarkable flourishing in the ancient Mediterranean world. This is the first of four volumes, which unfolds the history of Western philosophy. It is suitable for those interested in the people and ideas that shaped the course of Western thought.
Aquinas on Being, Hardback (September 2002)» View all books by Anthony Kenny
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.
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Author Biography - Anthony Kenny
Sir Anthony Kenny is Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University and was formerly Master of Balliol College and Warden of Rhodes House. He has been a member of the philosophy faculty at Oxford since the 1960s and has been a visiting professor at many US universities. He is a former President of the British Academy and chair of the British Library.
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