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A History of Philosophy 6: The Enlightenment (A History of Philosophy #6)

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Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit and specialist in the history of philosophy, created his history as an introduction for Catholic ecclesiastical seminaries. The 11-volume series gives an accessible account of each philosopher's work, and explains their relationship to the work of other philosophers.
Paperback, 528 pages
Published June 5th 2003 by Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. (first published 1960)
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David
I've slowly been working through Copleston's history of philosophy series, reading about a book a year. This book is basically all about Kant. Sure there is a couple chapters covering a few other people and movements, but Kant is the focus. If you are looking to learn about philosophy, this book, like the series, will stretch you. That is, I would not put these books in the beginner category. Copleston gives an overview, but an in depth overiew (hence the nine volumes). Its probably the best you ...more
Luis Branco
A very compendious, but very efficient historical narrative.
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Nina
The most readable of all the volumes so far... not sure what that means.
John
Far superior to Kant's version. Copleston's prose is actually understandable.
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Frederick (Freddie) Charles Copleston was raised an Anglican and educated at Marlborough College from 1920 to 1925. Shortly after his eighteenth birthday he converted to Catholicism, and his father subsequently almost disowned him. After the initial shock, however, his father saw fit to help Copleston through his education and he attended St. John’s in Oxford in 1925, only managing a disappointing ...more
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