Will Durant





Will Durant

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born
in North Adams, Massachusetts, The United States
November 05, 1885

died
November 07, 1981

gender
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William James Durant was a prolific American writer, historian, and philosopher. He is best known for the 11-volume The Story of Civilization, written in collaboration with his wife Ariel and published between 1935 and 1975. He was earlier noted for his book, The Story of Philosophy, written in 1926, which was considered "a groundbreaking work that helped to popularize philosophy."

They were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1967 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.


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The Story of Philosophy
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The Lessons of History
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 764 ratings — published 1968 — 15 editions
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Our Oriental Heritage (The ...
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 863 ratings — published 1935 — 20 editions
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The Life of Greece (The Sto...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 556 ratings — published 1939 — 18 editions
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Caesar and Christ (Story of...
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 540 ratings — published 1944 — 15 editions
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The Age of Faith (Story of ...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 460 ratings — published 1929 — 8 editions
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The Reformation (The Story ...
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 364 ratings — published 1957 — 13 editions
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Rousseau and Revolution (Th...
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“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.”
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“To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. . . let us be above such transparent egotism.”
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“Tolerance grows only when faith loses certainty; certainty is murderous.”
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