A New History of Western Philosophy by Anthony Kenny

By Anthony Kenny

This booklet is not any under a consultant to the entire of Western philosophy—the rules that experience undergirded our civilization for two-and-a-half thousand years. Anthony Kenny tells the tale of philosophy from historic Greece in the course of the heart a while and the Enlightenment into the fashionable international. He introduces us to the nice thinkers and their principles, beginning with Plato, Aristotle, and the opposite founders of Western suggestion. within the moment a part of the booklet he is taking us via a
thousand years of medieval philosophy, and exhibits us the wealthy highbrow legacy of Christian thinkers like Augustine, Aquinas, and Ockham. stepping into the early smooth interval, we discover the good works of Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, Leibniz, Spinoza, Hume, and Kant, which stay crucial reading
today. within the 19th and 20th centuries, Hegel, Mill, Nietzsche, Freud, and Wittgenstein back reworked the way in which we see the world.
Running notwithstanding the publication are sure subject matters that have been consistent matters of philosophy because its early beginnings: the basic questions of what exists and the way we will find out about it; the character of humanity, the brain, fact, and which means; where of God within the universe; how we must always stay and the way society might be ordered. Anthony Kenny lines the advance of those issues in the course of the centuries: we see how the questions requested and solutions provided by way of the nice philosophers of the past
remain vividly alive today.
Anyone drawn to principles and their historical past will locate this a desirable and stimulating read.

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