Story of Philosophy

Story of Philosophy

The Lives and Opinions of the Greater Philosophers

by Will Durant
Publisher: Pocket Books
2nd Edition, ©1961, ISBN: 9780671739164
Mass market paperback, 704 pages
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The Story of Philosophy chronicles the ideas of the great thinkers, the economic and intellectual environments which influenced them, and the personal traits and adventures out of which each philosophy grew.

Table of Contents:

  1. Preface to the Second Edition
    To the Reader
    Introduction: On the Uses of Philosophy


  2. Plato
  3. Aristotle and Greek Science
  4. Francis Bacon
  5. Spinoza
  6. Voltaire and the French Enlightenment
    - Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  7. Immanuel Kant and German Idealism
  8. Schopenhauer
  9. Herbert Spencer
  10. Friedrich Nietzsche
  11. Contemporary European Philosophers
    - Henri Bergson
    - Benedetto Croce
    - Bertrand Russell
  12. Contemporary American Philosophers
    - George Santayana
    - William James
    - John Dewey


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Summary: Western philosophy becomes a fascinating adventure at the hands of great intellectual popularizer Will Durant.

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