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    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Pocket Books
    • Genre: Academic and Professional
    • ISBN: 9780671739164, 0671739166
    • Edition: 1991
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    Description

    The Story Of Philosophy: The Lives And Opinions Of The Greater Philosophers is a book that presents a history of several Western philosophers and their ideas.

    Summary Of The Book

    The Story Of Philosophy: The Lives And Opinions Of The Greater Philosophers takes a look at various Western philosophers and the development and influences of their ideas. It seeks to demonstrate the strong impact of a philosopher’s ideas on the ideas of his successors.
    The book has been divided into eleven chapters. The first nine chapters present detailed profiles of nine philosophers, namely Plato, Voltaire, Friedrich Nietzsche, Immanuel Kant, Baruch Spinoza, Herbert Spencer, Francis Bacon, and Arthur Schopenhauer. The last two chapters present short profiles of some twentieth century philosophers - the tenth chapter covers the profiles of Bertrand Russell, Benedetto Croce, and Henri Bergson, while the eleventh chapter covers the profiles of John Dewey, William James, and George Santayana.

    The book started out as a series of pamphlets. As it received positive reviews and its popularity increased, it was taken up for publication by Simon & Schuster. It was released in 1926. This particular edition of the book is a 1991 reprint.

    About Will Durant

    Will Durant was an American author, philosopher, historian, and teacher.

    His literary works include Adventures In Philosophy, Transition: A Mental Autobiography, The Story Of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the Greater Philosophers, and The Greatest Minds And Ideas Of All Time. He collaborated with his wife, Ariel Durant, to come up with a 11-volume, highly acclaimed work, The Story Of Civilization.

    His writing is distinctly witty and lively. Its penetrating insights and colorful quality is in stark contrast to the more formal approaches to writing.
    Durant was born on November 5, 1885, in North Adams, Massachusetts. He graduated in 1907 from St. Peter’s College in Jersey City, New Jersey. He also earned a doctorate in Philosophy from Columbia University. He worked as a teacher, librarian, and reporter at various points of time. Durant made tremendous contributions to the fields of history, philosophy, and teaching, and was also heavily involved in championing several social causes. Durant and his wife Ariel jointly won the Pulitzer Prize For General Non-Fiction (1968) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977). The couple had one child, a daughter named Ethel. Durant passed away on November 7, 1981, in Los Angeles, California.

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    Great Read

    A wonderful book written with great eloquence which will captivate you with its style, a good start for someone even remotely interested in Philosophy.
    Short,Concise and i loved the quality of the paper used.
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    A journey through philosophers

    Though the physical quality of the book I received was poor ,I ceased to worry about it when I began reading this amazing book.This is, of course, a must-read book for those who need an introduction to philosophy and history of human thoughts.The philosophers are presented in a chronological manner, starting from greeks, and explains various historical details and contexts along with their thoughts.Each story starts with the description of philosophers, their ideas and a short note on critic...
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    Fresh and Easy for a fresher

    Certainly a gem for aspirants. Not only it carefully mentions most works of philosophers, but also gives short biographical glimpse of their lives. Quite an engaging, fuller appetizer; Best one can start with.
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    Mrityunjay Awasthy

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    awesome

    This a really awesome compilation of the philosophies of all major thinkers. Very well documented and presented!
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    Just wow!

    A must read
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    Good choice

    A handy book to begin with. It is helpful to acquire an overview of diffent philosophers and their schools.
    packaging was not satisfactory but delivered in time.
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    Value-for-money

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    Good one
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    Thoughts Engaging Book

    It travel from ancient days to modern philosophical discourse by giving facts, ideas prevailed at the time these philosophical constructions were made and it lived up to for several years rather centuries.
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    overall a good book

    Durant write in a very enlightening manner....they have discussed many famous western philosophers...
    but its not an end in itself. If one wants to know more and make more sense,they have to study original manuscripts....still a worthy book
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