History of Western Philosophy.

Russell, Bertrand.
London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2004.
1 online resource (778 pages)
2nd ed.
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First published in 1946, History of Western Philosophy went on to become the best-selling philosophy book of the twentieth century. A dazzlingly ambitious project, it remains unchallenged to this day as the ultimate introduction to Western philosophy. Providing a sophisticated overview of the ideas that have perplexed people from time immemorial, it is 'long on wit, intelligence and curmudgeonly scepticism', as the New York Times noted, and it is this, coupled with the sheer brilliance of its scholarship, that has made Russell's History of Western Philosophy one of the most important philosophical works of all time.
History of Western Philosophy
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Table of Contents
BOOK ONE Ancient Philosophy
PART I The Pre-Socratics
1 The Rise of Greek Civilization
2 The Milesian School
3 Pythagoras
4 Heraclitus
5 Parmenides
6 Empedocles
7 Athens in Relation to Culture
8 Anaxagoras
9 The Atomists
10 Protagoras
PART II Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
11 Socrates
12 The Influence of Sparta
13 The Sources of Plato's Opinions
14 Plato's Utopia
15 The Theory of Ideas
16 Plato's Theory of Immortality
17 Plato's Cosmogony
18 Knowledge and Perception in Plato
19 Aristotle's Metaphysics
20 Aristotle's Ethics
21 Aristotle's Politics
22 Aristotle's Logic
23 Aristotle's Physics
24 Early Greek Mathematics and Astronomy
PART III Ancient Philosophy after Aristotle
25 The Hellenistic World
26 Cynics and Sceptics
27 The Epicureans
28 Stoicism
29 The Roman Empire in Relation to Culture
30 Plotinus
BOOK TWO Catholic Philosophy
PART I The Fathers
1 The Religious Development of the Jews
2 Christianity During the First Four Centuries
3 Three Doctors of the Church
4 St Augustine's Philosophy and Theology
5 The Fifth and Sixth Centuries
6 St Benedict and Gregory the Great
PART II The Schoolmen
7 The Papacy in the Dark Ages
8 John the Scot
9 Ecclesiastical Reform in the Eleventh Century
10 Mohammedan Culture and Philosophy
11 The Twelfth Century
12 The Thirteenth Century
13 St Thomas Aquinas
14 Franciscan Schoolmen
15 The Eclipse of the Papacy
BOOK THREE Modern Philosophy
PART I From the Renaissance to Hume
1 General Characteristics
2 The Italian Renaissance
3 Machiavelli
4 Erasmus and More
5 The Reformation and Counter-Reformation.
6 The Rise of Science
7 Francis Bacon
8 Hobbes's Leviathan
9 Descartes
10 Spinoza
11 Leibniz
12 Philosophical Liberalism
13 Locke's Theory of Knowledge
14 Locke's Political Philosophy
15 Locke's Influence
16 Berkeley
17 Hume
Part II From Rousseau to the Present Day
18 The Romantic Movement
19 Rousseau
20 Kant
21 Currents of Thought in the Nineteenth Century
22 Hegel
23 Byron
24 Schopenhauer
25 Nietzsche
26 The Utilitarians
27 Karl Marx
28 Bergson
29 William James
30 John Dewey
31 The Philosophy of Logical Analysis
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