Download PDF by Richard H. Popkin: The Columbia History of Western Philosophy

By Richard H. Popkin

ISBN-10: 0231101287

ISBN-13: 9780231101288

ISBN-10: 0231101295

ISBN-13: 9780231101295

Richard Popkin has assembled sixty three best students to forge a hugely approachable chronological account of the advance of Western philosophical traditions. From Plato to Wittgenstein and from Aquinas to Heidegger, this quantity presents full of life, in-depth, and up to date old research of all of the key figures, faculties, and events of Western philosophy.

The Columbia heritage considerably broadens the scope of Western philosophy to bare the impact of center jap and Asian proposal, the very important contributions of Jewish and Islamic philosophers, and the position of girls in the culture. besides a wealth of latest scholarship, lately came upon works in seventeenth- and 18th-century philosophy are thought of, resembling formerly unpublished works by means of Locke that motivate a brand new evaluate of the evolution of his principles. Popkin additionally emphasizes colleges and advancements that experience ordinarily been neglected. Sections on Aristotle and Plato are by means of an in depth presentation on Hellenic philosophy and its effect at the sleek advancements of materialism and scepticism. A bankruptcy has been devoted to Jewish and Moslem philosophical improvement in the course of the heart a while, concentrating on the severe position of figures equivalent to Averroës and Moses Maimonides in introducing Christian thinkers to classical philosophy. one other bankruptcy considers Renaissance philosophy and its seminal impression at the improvement of recent humanism and science.

Turning to the fashionable period, individuals examine the significance of the Kaballah to Spinoza, Leibniz, and Newton and the impression of well known philosophers like Moses Mendelssohn upon the paintings of Kant. This quantity offers equivalent cognizance to either side of the present rift in philosophy among continental and analytic faculties, charting the improvement of every correct as much as the top of the 20 th century.

Each bankruptcy comprises an introductory essay, and Popkin presents notes that draw connections one of the separate articles. the wealthy bibliographic info and the indexes of names and phrases make the quantity a helpful resource.

Combining a huge scope and penetrating research with a willing feel of what's correct for the fashionable reader, The Columbia heritage of Western Philosophy will end up an available creation for college students and an informative review for common readers.

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