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The Sense of the Past: Essays in the History of Philosophy

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Before his death in 2003, Bernard Williams planned to publish a collection of historical essays, focusing primarily on the ancient world. This posthumous volume brings together a much wider selection, written over some forty years. His legacy lives on in this masterful work, the first collection ever published of Williams's essays on the history of philosophy. The subjects ...more
Paperback, 393 pages
Published December 3rd 2008 by Princeton University Press (first published 2006)
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I just read some passages and the whole chapter about Nietzsche. This is astonishing. It's overwhelming knowledge. But since I'm not trained in philosophy, and consider myself only a Nietzsche reader, I stood with his sayings about the author, and that's it.
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Sir Bernard Arthur Owen Williams FBA (21 September 1929 – 10 June 2003) has been described as the most important British moral philosopher of his time.

Williams spent the bulk of his career at four academic institutions: Oxford, Cambridge, University College London, and the University of California, Berkeley. Early in his career at Cambridge, Williams became known internationally for his attempt to
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