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A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers -- Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, ...Show synopsisA brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers -- Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James and Dewey -- "The Story of Philosophy" is one of the great books of our time. Few write for the nonspecialist as well as Will Durant, and this book is a splendid example of his eminently readable scholarship. Durant's insight and wit never cease to dazzle; "The Story of Philosophy" is a key book for any reader who wishes to survey the history and development of philosophical ideas in the Western world.Hide synopsis
The Story of Philosophy (Blackstone Audiobooks) – Audiobook CD (2010)
Will Durant, Professor Grover Gardner (Read by)
Audiobook CD, Blackstone Audiobooks 2010
ISBN: 1441773487 ISBN-13: 9781441773487
This endlessly inspiring and instructive chronicle of the worlds greatest thinkers, from Socrates to Santayana, describes not only their ideas but their place in history and their influence on our modern intellectual heritage.This endlessly inspiring and instructive chronicle of the worlds greatest thinkers, from Socrates to Santayana, describes not only their ideas but their place in history and their influence on our modern intellectual heritage.Hide
I apologize for the headline -- "Philosophy in a can" isn't intended to flame Will Durant in any way. He is an epochal writer and, I believe, tackled this monumental topic incredibly well.
Saying that, the book gives the reader an extraordinary panorama of deep, abstract thought that is guaranteed ...
I bought this book as a replacement for my fater...
He's had an old dog-eared paper-back copy for years... and I do mean
He finally asked me to track down a hard covered version...
But, if you like philosophy, this is my Father's favorite book...
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