The Story of Philosophy

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Quercus Publishing, May 1, 2012 - Philosophy - 384 pages
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The Story of Philosophy sees philosophy for what it is: a passionate, exhilarating quest for human understanding that cannot be reduced to dry categories or simple definitions. It's a story with plot twists, a murder, accidental discoveries, disastrous love affairs, geniuses, idiots, monks and vagabonds. At the heart of it all are the ideas and obsessions that have captured great thinkers from the very beginning. Packed with intriguing anecdotes and fascinating detail, James Garvey and Jeremy Stangroom bring us face to face with the most important philosophers in western history. Rigorous, refreshingly free of academic jargon, and highly accessible, this is the ideal introduction for anyone who wants to gain a new perspective on philosophy's biggest thoughts.

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About the author (2012)

Jeremy Stangroom is a British writer and editor. He founded The Philosophers Magazine with Julian Baggini in 1997, which he has co-edited ever since.

James Garvey has a PhD in philosophy from University College London and is Secretary of the Royal Institute of Philosophy.

Ted Honderich is Grote Professor Emeritus of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic, University College London.

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