Review: A history of western philosophyEditorial Review - Kirkus Reviews
This will be a two volume compendium of keen and chatty essays on all of the generally accepted great philosophers of the western world. Book I includes ""Ancient Philosophy""; Book II --""Catholic Philosophy""; Book III -- ""Modern Philosophy"", from the Renaissance to the present. At the beginning of each sertain??, Russell makes brilliant and characteristic summation of the main contributions of the period. The style is flowing; the approach is popular and not technical; Russell makes no pretense of being unbiased -- he states his preferences and predilections, as a modern philosophical liberal. He brings out the human aspects of the philosophers, extracts the meat of each philosopher's thought, and omits the dry-as-dust hair splitting. A good flight-view of the intellectual history of the western world by a trained scholar and philosopher. General readers will be entertained; academicians?? will cavil.
Review: A History of Western PhilosophyUser Review - Ian Graye - Goodreads
Overview Bertrand Russell's History consists of 76 Chapters, almost all under 20 pages. Each Chapter contains a summary of each philosopher's key arguments interlaced with criticism that reflects ... Read full review
Review: A History of Western PhilosophyUser Review - Darby - Goodreads
This is perhaps one of the most intellectually challenging books I ever read given I had no introduction to philosophy. It also caused me to broaden my orientation of thinking from a philosophical ... Read full review