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An illustrated brief history of western philosophy, 2d ed.


An illustrated brief history of western philosophy, 2d ed.

Kenny, Anthony.

Blackwell Publishing


404 pages




Spanning 2,500 years of thought, this very brief history provides essential coverage of the most influential philosophers of the Western world, beginning with Pythagoras and ending with Wittgenstein. The text contains over 60 illustrations, including portraits of Hobbes and Rousseau and Freud's own sketches of the ego and the id. Sir Anthony Kenny (formerly pro-vice-chancellor at Oxford, president of the British Academy and chairman of the board of the British Library) provides an afterward that considers the value of philosophical thinking.

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