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Great Thinkers Great Ideas

Author : Vincent J. Falcone
ISBN : 1439505551
Genre : Philosophy
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Looks at the ideas of the world's great philosophers, covering such topics as moral philosophy, economic philosophy, and political philosophy.

Great Thinkers A Z

Author : Julian Baggini
ISBN : 9781441144874
Genre : Philosophy
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Great Thinkers, A-Z brings together 100 short, accessible snapshots of the people who have shaped Western thought from the ancient Greeks to today. The snapshots, written by the world's leading experts, describe a major thinker's life and work with suggestions for further reading on each one. Covering philosophers as well as cultural and scientific thinkers-such as Foucault, Darwin, Einstein and Freud-who have had a major impact on philosophy, Great Thinkers, A-Z is the ideal book for anyone interested in the history of ideas and in contemporary thought. Entries include: Adorno, Arendt, Aquinas, Aristotle, Augustine, Avicenna, Ayer, Bacon, Baudrillard, de Beauvoir, Benjamin, Bentham, Bergson, Berkeley, Boethius, Brentano, Butler, Camus, Carnap, Chomsky, Churchland, Cixous, Collingwood, Comte, Craik, Croce, Darwin, Davidson, Deleuze, Dennett, Descartes, Derrida, Dewey, Dilthey, Duns Scotus, Einstein, Foucault, Frege, Freud, Gadamer, Godel, Habermas, Hayek, Hegel, Heidegger, Hobbes, Hume, Husserl, Irigaray, James, Kant, Kierkegaard, Kripke, Kristeva, Kuhn, Leibniz, Levinas, Lewis, Locke, Machiavelli, MacIntyre, Marx, Macmurray, Merleau-Ponty, Mill, Montaigne, Moore, Nagel, Negri, Nietzsche, Nozick, Nussbaum, Paine, Pascal, Peirce, Plato, Plotinus, Popper, Putnam, Pythagoras, Quine, Rawls, Rorty, Rousseau, Russell, Santayana, Sartre, Schopenhauer, Searle, Seneca, Sidgwick, Singer, Socrates, Spinoza, Taylor, Turing, Vico, Weil, Whitehead, Wittgenstein, Zeno

Geometry S Great Thinkers

Author : Bonnie Leech
ISBN : 1404260730
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Introduces famous figures in the history of geometry and explains the principles that they proposed.

Philosophy

Author : Philip Stokes
ISBN : 9781788884464
Genre : Philosophy
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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle Philosophy showcases the major philosophers of the western tradition. Written with the general reader in mind, it provides an ideal introduction to their ideas and the effect those ideas have had on the wider world. Concise and informative, the text introduces the basic concepts behind each philosopher's work, together with biographical and historical details. Easy-to-use and a stimulating read, this book is an ideal reference for anybody interested in philosophy, and especially for those who want a clear, entertaining exposition of the ideas that shape the way we think. Key features: & •A-Z format, covering the ideas of many of history's most influential thinkers, from Aristotle and Cicero to controversial contemporary philosophers such as Peter Singer and Jacques Derrida & • At-a-glance summaries of the major works of each philosopher featured

The Making Of Modern Economics

Author : Mark Skousen
ISBN : 9781317455868
Genre : Business & Economics
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Here is a bold history of economics - the dramatic story of how the great economic thinkers built today's rigorous social science. Noted financial writer and economist Mark Skousen has revised and updated this popular work to provide more material on Adam Smith and Karl Marx, and expanded coverage of Joseph Stiglitz, 'imperfect' markets, and behavioral economics.This comprehensive, yet accessible introduction to the major economic philosophers of the past 225 years begins with Adam Smith and continues through the present day. The text examines the contributions made by each individual to our understanding of the role of the economist, the science of economics, and economic theory. To make the work more engaging, boxes in each chapter highlight little-known - and often amusing - facts about the economists' personal lives that affected their work.

100 Great Thinkers

Author : Murray Bromberg
ISBN : UOM:39076005381269
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Insights And Oversights Of The Great Thinkers

Author : Charles Hartshorne
ISBN : 0873956818
Genre : Philosophy
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One learns a great deal about a major philosopher by coming to appreciate his perspective on the history of philosophy. Here Charles Hartshorne gives us just such a perspective on the history of philosophy and thereby on himself. This is a reexamination of the history of philosophy, looking at neglected aspects of the philosophers' thought, interpreting their views in a sharply focused, controversial manner in order to show the origins and development within the Western tradition of the metaphysical and moral views represented by process philosophy. The result is a fresh look at the tradition. This is a clearly written, readable, original, and constructive interpretation of the history of philosophy in hte West from the sixth century before Christ to the present. As the best-known living representative of process philosophy, Hartshorne shows that it has anticipations in Plato, Aristotle, Leibniz, Hegel, Schelling, and many others, even including the materialist Epicurus and the atheist Nietzsche. Process philosophy and theology have significant overlap with the views of most of the creative, constructive philosophers and theologians of recent times, including Peirce, William James, Bergson, Heidegger, Paul Weiss, Berdyaev, John Findlay, Paul Tillich, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and others. This philosophy takes creative freedom, transcending causal determinism, and a generalized idea of sympathy--"feeling of feeling," love--as universal principles of life and nature.

Sociological Insights Of Great Thinkers

Author : Christofer Edling
ISBN : 9780313384707
Genre : Philosophy
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In this book, leading sociologists expand the scope of their discipline by revealing the sociological aspects of the works of great philosophers, scientists, and writers. * 32 short essays discuss sociological insights of scholars and writers who are not normally associated with any sociological school of thought * The organization of the work allows the reader to explore the broader ideas of sociology while moving towards insightful and current sociological debates * Contributors are leading sociologists from Europe and the United States, representing all streams of the discipline

Great Thinkers Of The Eastern World

Author : Ian Philip McGreal
ISBN : STANFORD:36105012352881
Genre : Philosophy
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Information on religious and philosophical thinkers from China, India, Japan, Korea and the Islamic world

Conversations With Great Thinkers

Author : L. James Hammond
ISBN : 1575025981
Genre : Philosophy
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