Thorough and lucid survey of Western philosophy from pre-Socratics to mid 20th century: major figures, currents, trends, literature, significance. In philosophy, the problem is philosophy itself; moreover, in every instance this problem is stated according to the historical and personal situation in which the. History of Philosophy by Julian Marias, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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This is a book that’s served as a standard for classrooms all over the Spanish-speaking world and my Argentine professor assigned the English professor to me. He doesn’t shy away from critiquing any thinker, but when he does so, he does it with grace and fairness, rather than engaging in strawmen and slanders like Russell. Yeah, so that was apparently philosophy for the past years.

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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. There were a couple flaws that stood out – Dr. This skepticism appears in history time and again, although here, too, it is doubtful whether human life can remain floating in this abstention without taking root in convictions.

Jul 20, Hunter Tidwell rated it really liked it. Marias, the “History of Philosophy” presents a full, detailed, lucid history of Western thought from the pre-Socratics to the middle 20th century. In short – read this book. Google Books no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.


Jordi AB rated it it was amazing Nov 07, Of the three, Marias’s is the least read and least known, and also by far the best. The review must be at least 50 characters long. Unlike many other historians of philosophy, he focuses more on the thought of these thinkers rather than their life stories – and he does a fantastic job of highlighting the historical circumstances that each thinker developed their ideas within. Josh Maddox rated it liked it Apr 18, The History of Medieval Philosophy.

The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism. How to write a great review. Still, this book gave me a lot of great insight into the development of philosophy, explained the problems posed by each of the thinkers in great detail, and was able to expose me to a lot of obscure philosopher A compelling, if sometimes hard to understand, history of philosophy.

The Rise of Modern Philosophy. The Cambridge Companion to Ockham. Michael rated it liked it Nov 07, The Cambridge Companion to Boethius. Aesthetics from Classical Greece to the Present.

Sign in to use this feature. If it is to be absolute, it cannot leave anything outside itself, not even error. Here, philo is truly an ever-reproducing, expansive, ultimately imperial, endeavor. Arnaldo Ibarrientos rated it really liked it Mar 16, He has a special fondness for some of his own philosopher-professors, but it doesn’t seem to get too much in the way of his work.

A History of Medieval Philosophy. Friedrich von Schlegel – – American Mathematical Society.

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Duncan rated it really liked it Dec 19, Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century, Volume 2. Thorough and lucid survey of Western philosophy from pre-Socratics to mid 20th century: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


As is custom for this type of historiography, right at the beginning he kicks India and China out of the equation, in order to then proceed to pull off the usual: A New History of Western Philosophy.

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Cultures and Institutions of Natural History: Unlike Russell, Marias deals a fair hand to even those he disagrees with, he acknowledges the gaps in his own knowledge, and time and again points or that his reductions are by no means a substitute for the vast swaths of direct sources he’s covering. The Best of All Possible Worlds.

Jeff rated it it was amazing May 25, Russell’s septic personality is legendary — even Ray Monk, after writing a two volume biography of Russell, said that he still couldn’t find it in himself to like the man. Christocentrism and the Philosophy of History.

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Dr Catarina Dutilh Novaes. I found this to be a relief, as it lends itself more to this task than narrative, but I acknowledge many would prefer the latter. The Anatomy of Dance Discourse. Not only does he devote large sections to the parts of philosophy other historians simply overlooked — the pre-Socratics and the Scholastics being key examples — he does it in a fair and consistently lucid manner. Reading Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations.

Spinoza and the Mafias.