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Newly revised and expanded for a special 20th anniversary publication, the latest edition of An Illustrated Brief History of Western Philosophy contains all of Kenny's original writings on the history of Western philosophy from ancient to modern, along with new writings on the philosophy of the mid-20th century, covering important contributions from continental philosophers and philosophers of the post-Wittgenstein anglophone tradition, including the work of many women who have too often been neglected by the historical record.

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Where better to start on the history of Western philosophy than with the perspective of one of the subject's greats? Bertrand Russell was a towering figure in 20th-century thought. Originally published in 1945, The History of Western Philosophy is Russell's brilliant, if slightly biased, look back at all prominent thinkers that came before him. It's a very accessible and enjoyable read.

Anthony Kenny, a highly thought of philosopher in his own right, is the first person since Russell to attempt a complete, single-authored history of Western philosophy. A New History of Western Philosophy, first published in 2007, is epic in scope and lauded as one of the strongest and best-researched introductions to the subject. Kenny combines rich biographical context with academic rigour to create a wonderfully lucid account of philosophy's development. It's an essential book to have on the shelf for anyone interested in philosophy.

It's that man Kenny again! Slightly less epic than his New History, Anthony Kenny's A Brief History of Western Philosophy, published in 1996, is no less enlightening. If you're looking for a more manageable read on Western philosophy's history that still covers all the bases in thoughtful fashion, this is the book for you.

You might think assembling 63 separate scholars to contribute toward a complete history of Western philosophy would lead to a mess of conflicting styles, interpretations, and opinions. Not so: enter Richard Popkin. In The Columbia History of Western Philosophy, published in 2006, Popkin weaves the contributions together with impressive editorial skill, providing a single compelling narrative. The end result is another essential for the bookshelf.

Library Journal said that Gottlieb's book was "unambiguous". Gottlieb's fresh approach resulted the fact that he was not a professionally trained philosopher. Gottlieb saw "the history of philosophy" as a "history of a sharply inquisitive cast of mind" more than the "history of a sharply defined discipline".[9]

"Kenny's authoritative work, compiling four volumes, is the finest single-author history of Western philosophy since Frederick Copleston- a Herculean task executed with erudition and entertainment. From the dream of the ancient Greeks to the deconstruction of postmodernists, he accessibly treats the major branches of philosophy: ethics, politics, religion, epistemology, language, metaphysics, aesthetics, and logic. —Christopher, Benson —First Things

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Sir Anthony Kenny is one of Britain's most distinguished academic figures. He has been Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Master of Balliol College, Chairman of the Board of the British Library, and President of the British Academy. He has published more than forty books on philosophyand history.

This article presents the history of philosophy of history from Ancient Greece to the present, with particular emphases on the variety of 19th century philosophy of history and on the divide between continental and Anglophone or analytic philosophy of history in the 20th century.

As diverse as continental philosophy has been, it would not be an unwarranted generalization to say that all thinkers and schools have in one way or another been focused on history. And they have mostly been so in terms of two distinct conceptual foci: historicity and narrativity.

Although 21st century philosophy of history has widened the gap between practicing historians and theorists of history, and although it has lost some of the popularity it enjoyed from the early-19th to mid-20th century, it will remain a vigorous field of inquiry so long as the past itself continues to serve as a source of philosophical curiosity.

Russell's history is a classic, but it's dated. Especially don't take anything he says about medieval philosophy that seriously. He was not only personally unsympathetic to the figures, the state of scholarly research on medieval philosophy at the time was atrocious. If you want a somewhat better history of the medieval period, I recommend the book by Armand Maurer (2nd ed 1982).

It's what an introductory survey & history ought to be. I read it pretty quickly the summer between 8th & 9th grade when I wanted a map of where to go next. It's flawed in a way it ought to be. It's compellingly written, and of course has bias & errors; as any work of a single person, time & place is.If there's a better starter book, I don't know it. If you continue in philosophy or the history of ideas, his bias will become apparent, if not, the errors are trivial.

'The History of Western Philosophy of Religion' brings together an international team of over 100 leading scholars to provide authoritative exposition of how history's most important philosophical thinkers - from antiquity to the present day - have sought to analyse the concepts and tenets central to Western religious belief, especially Christianity. Divided chronologically into five volumes, 'The History of Western Philosophy of Religion' is designed to be accessible to a wide range of readers, from the scholar looking for original insight and the latest research findings to the student wishing for a masterly encapsulation of a particular philosopher's views. Together these volumes provide an indispensable resource for anyone conducting research or teaching in the philosophy of religion and related fields, such as theology, religious studies, the history of philosophy, and the history of ideas.

A brief history of Western civilization draws on different traditions and refers to the art, culture, and enduring ideas that came from the Mediterranean, Europe, and the Americas that developed throughout history to the current understanding of a collective "Western" identity. Key contributors to Western civilization include Ancient Greece and Rome and their contributions to political ideology, the Judeo-Christian traditions and ethical beliefs, the art and culture that developed during the Renaissance, and the Scientific Revolution. All of these key contributors and more built upon one another and ultimately took modern shape to broadly form the West's social, political, and scientific beliefs and processes.

The concept of Western civilization originated in ancient Greece and Rome. The Ancient Greek empire existed between 700 and 480 BCE, and the Greeks built the first major urban centers in European history. The Greeks used human reason to observe the natural world. This period is often credited with the creation of Western philosophy, mathematics, science, and government. Athens was the largest and most influential of the Greek city-states and is largely accredited as the birthplace of democracy. The Romans conquered Greece and built an empire that extended across Europe and the Mediterranean Sea. They built upon Greek philosophies of reason and individualism and codified it into a system that was distributed across the continent.

Western civilization is a broad term used to understand European-influenced cultures and their shared histories, beliefs, and structures. Western civilization refers to those living in western Europe, the Americas, and parts of the Mediterranean. It encompasses commonly held beliefs such as individualism, democracy, and rationalism, and originates in Ancient Greece. Greco-Roman influences contributed to a strong trust in reason in logic. Western civilization has evolved throughout history (through the Renaissance, the Middle Ages, and the Enlightenment) and continues to evolve today. Key thinkers from these periods include John Locke, who advocated for the separation of church and state, Adam Smith, who laid the groundwork for modern Western economic systems, and Rene Descartes, an early rationalist philosopher.

The first major influences on what would become Western civilization were two of Europe's first major, settled civilizations: the Greeks and the Romans. The Greeks built the first major urban centers in European history and dedicated their lives to philosophy, arts, and learning. The Romans built upon this and helped codify it into a system that was distributed across the continent.

GEORGE PLIMPTON ADAMS PRIZEFrom the fund established in 1974 for the Department of Philosophy by Beatrice Carrier Seegal in memory of Professor George Plimpton Adams, who guided her philosophy studies at the University of California, a prize will be awarded to a College and/or Graduate School of Arts and Sciences student submitting a dissertation on a subject designated by the Department of Philosophy, preferably in the field of history of philosophy. All senior honors theses and all doctoral dissertations that are eligible under the terms of this prize will be considered without special application. For further information, please contact the Department of Philosophy. 041b061a72


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