Ancient Philosophy

A New History of Western Philosophy, Volume 1

by Anthony Kenny

Series: New History of Western Philosophy

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  • 0191524972
  • 9780198752721
  • 9780191524974
  • 9780191622526
Sir Anthony Kenny tells the fascinating story of the birth of philosophy and its remarkable flourishing in the ancient Mediterranean world. This is the first of four volumes in which he unfolds a magisterial new history of Western philosophy. Specially written for a broad popular readership, but serious and deep enough to offer a genuine understanding of the great philosophers, Kenny's lucid and stimulating history will become the definitive work for anyoneinterested in the people and ideas that shaped the course of Western thought.
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0191524972
  • 9780198752721
  • 9780191524974
  • 9780191622526

In The Press

Bertrand Russell apparently wrote his History of Western Philosophy in a hurry to raise funds. Although this reamins a popular work, it is a patchy and unreliable source. By contrast, Kenny's history of philosophy is the product of a lifetime of scholarship and this is manifest on every page. The other celebrated history of philosophy is that of Frederick Copleston, which runs to twelve volumes. Although this contains a wealth of detail and remains avaluable resource, Kenny is by far the better philosopher and writer.

About The Author

Sir Anthony Kenny is one of Britain's most distinguished academics. He has been Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Master of Balliol College, and President of the British Academy. He is one of very few philosophers who have made significant contributions to the study of ancient philosophy, medieval philosophy, early modern philosophy, and twentieth-century philosophy. He is particularly well known for his work on Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, andWittgenstein. He has also published acclaimed books on the philosophy of mind and action and the philosophy of religion.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0191524972
  • 9780198752721
  • 9780191524974
  • 9780191622526