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The Penguin History of Western Philosophy

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D.W. Hamlyn presents a history of the great philosophical thinkers and their responses to the profound problems involved in trying to understand the world and our place in it.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 1st 1989 by Penguin Books (first published July 17th 1987)
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Martyn Lovell
Oct 19, 2015 Martyn Lovell rated it it was ok
This book covers the history of "western" philosophy from the Ancient Greeks to the present day. This is a topic I am interested in. However, the writing style was pretty dry and the coverage of ideas pretty rapid. Perhaps this is just too short space (350 pages) to cover this material. I gave up after 100 pages.

Not recommended. There must be something better in this space.
István Márton
Apr 19, 2016 István Márton rated it really liked it
Shelves: history, philosophy
Hamlyn is one of the bests in this field of study. The book is concise, but it's not up-to-date in many cases and I consider new books are available, that keep a track of the newest researches.
Still, a very good book for all those who would like to have a general idea of the given theme.
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