The Pimlico History of Western Philosophy
By (author) Richard H. Popkin
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Pimlico History of Western Philosophy by Richard H. Popkin
Book Description"The Pimlico History" significantly broadens the scope of Western philosophy to reveal the influence of Middle Eastern and Asian thought, the vital contributions of Jewish and Islamic philosophers, and the role of women within the tradition. Popkin also emphasizes schools and developments that have traditionally been overlooked. Sections on Plato and Aristotle are followed by a detailed presentation on Hellenistic philosophy and its influence on the modern developments of materialism and scepticism. Another chapter considers Renaissance philosophy and its seminal influence on modern humanism and science. Turning to the modern era, the contributors give equal attention to both sides of the current rift in philosophy between continental and analytic schools, charting the development of each right to the end of the twentieth century. Each chapter includes an introductory essay, and Popkin provides notes that draw connections among the separate articles. The rich bibliographic information and the indexes of names and terms make the volume a valuable resource. Combining a broad scope and penetrating analysis with a keen sense of what is relevant for the modern reader, the book provides an accessible intro for students and general read.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780712665346
(234mm x 156mm x 35mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard H. Popkin
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Disputing Christianity, Hardback (February 2006)
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Columbia History of Western Philosophy, Paperback (December 2005)» View all books by Richard H. Popkin
Presents a chronological account of the development of Western philosophical traditions. From Plato to Wittgenstein and from Aquinas to Heidegger, this volume provides historical analysis of the key figures, schools, and movements of Western philosophy. Each chapter also includes an introductory essay.
UK Kirkus Review » An up-to-date analysis of the major players in the history of Western philosophy. Over 60 leading writers in their fields hand the baton to each other in a chronological journey that starts before Socrates and concludes with Derrida, Foucault and recent thinking at the turn of the millennium. What makes this collection distinct from any other is its revelation of the influence of Eastern thought and the acknowledgment of the contribution of Jewish and Islamic philosophy. (Kirkus UK)
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