e-books in Philosophy: History & Surveys category
by Nicholas Rescher - Ontos Verlag , 2013
Philosophers are too busy doing philosophy to take time to stand back and consider how the project itself works. This is a good reason for philosophical hermeneutics, reflecting on the issue of how philosophical texts are to be interpreted.
- Pearson , 2010
The philosophers of ancient Greece have fascinated thinking persons for centuries, and their writings have been the key influences on the Western civilization. The works of Plato and Aristotle have defined the questions for subsequent generations.
by A. D. Lindsay - T.C. & E.C. Jack , 1919
All that the writer of a book like this can hope to do is to persuade others to undertake that study by interesting them in the problems with which it deals, and by offering a few suggestions which may help to an understanding of it.
by Alfred William Benn - Kegan Paul, Trench, & co. , 1882
The appearance of a new idea can only be made intelligible by tracing the previous tendencies. The history of philosophy has itself a philosophy which requires that we go beyond particular phenomena and view them as related parts of a single system.
by Cassius Amicus - Smashwords , 2013
This volume is a Guide to the Ancient Philosophy of Independent Thinking And Personal Happiness, Based on the Texts of Its Founder and Leading Proponents. Prepared from the ancient texts of Epicurus, Lucretius, Diogenes of Oinoinda, and others.
by Alfred Weber - Longmans, Green , 1914
The author's knowledge of the subject is thorough and extensive, his judgment sound, his manner of expression simple, clear, and precise. The history of philosophy is conceived as an evolution, as a process from the simple to the complex.
by Will Durant - The Macmillan Company , 1917
The purpose of this essay is to show that the social problem has been the concern of many of the greater philosophers, and that an approach to the social problem through philosophy is the first condition of a successful treatment of this problem.
by Tom Blackstone - Smashwords , 2013
What is the point of studying philosophy? And what is philosophy, anyway? In this engaging, informative, and often lively book, Tom Blackstone seeks to answer these as well as many more important philosophical questions.
by Theodor Gomperz - J. Murray , 1912
The Greeks loved knowledge for its own sake and delighted in free discussion of ideas and theories. Professor Gomperz in this famous book looks closely at their writings and relates them to later developments in thought and science.
by William James - [email protected] , 2009
Lectures on the present situation in philosophy. Contents: The Types of Philosophic Thinking; Monistic Idealism; Hegel and his Method; Concerning Fechner; The Compounding of Consciousness; Bergson and his Critique of Intellectualism; and more.
by John Burnet - MacMillan , 1914
The author's chief aim has been to assist students who wish to acquire a firsthand knowledge of what Plato actually says in the dialogues of his maturity. John Burnet was a Scottish classicist, best known for his work on Plato.
by Alfred William Benn - Watts & Co. , 1912
The author was an agnostic and an honorary associate of the Rationalist Press Association. Contents: The Philosophical Renaissance; The Metaphysicians; The Theorists of Knowledge; The German Idealists; The Humanists of the Nineteenth Century.
by Paul Vincent Spade , 1995
This is a set of class notes for a graduate-level course the author taught on Sartre's early philosophy. The main work was Being and Nothingness, but we also discussed Husserl's The Idea of Phenomenology and other works along the way.
by Peter Caws - University of California Press , 1993
Peter Caws provides a fresh treatment of some of the most vexing problems in the philosophy of science: explanation, induction, causality, evolution, discovery, artificial intelligence, and the social implications of technological rationality.
by Bradlaugh and Collins and Watts - J. P. Mendum , 1877
In these pages, appearing under the title of 'Half-Hours with the Freethinkers', are collected in a readable form an abstract of the lives and doctrines of some of those who have stood in the ranks of Free-thought in all countries and in all ages.
by Lee Archie, John G. Archie , 2004
Introduction to philosophical thinking, with chosen essays: the philosophy of life, the philosophy of religion, ethics, and metaphysics and theory of knowledge. The readings illustrate the interrelations between these areas of philosophy.
by De Lacy O'Leary - Kegan Paul and Company , 1922
A study of the mutual influence of Arabic and Western worlds during the Middle Ages. It traces the transmission of Greek philosophy and science to the Islamic cultures. The book presents a fascinating portrait of medieval Muslim thought.