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Socrates to Sartre and Beyond: A History of Philosophy with Free Philosophy Powerweb

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Presenting a historically organized introduction to philosophy, this work provides the student with a working knowledge of the development of Western philosophy. It covers various periods of philosophy, lists philosophers alphabetically and chronologically on the end-papers, and features a glossary of key concepts.
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Published November 25th 2002 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (first published 1966)
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Oct 20, 2015 Maica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A detailed and well-written exposition of selected philosophies in the Western Tradition. Not very comprehensive though, but a recommended primer to some of the major names and themes in philosophy.
Bob Nichols
Aug 10, 2013 Bob Nichols rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the best overview of western philosophers I've come across. The summaries are clear and concise; they hit all of the major themes; and they stay true to each philosopher's body of thought, without Stumpf interjecting his "own critical evaluation."

The book's subtitle is "A History of Philosophy," but the book is only about philosophy in the West. That point is acknowledged by Stumpf in his preface to the first edition. In that preface, Stumpf ties the thought of subsequent philosophers t
Christopher Wyatt
As a general textbook on Western philosophy, a good overview. Depth is sacrificed to cover so many schools of thought. There are some chapters on individuals, when appropriate. I would use this text with undergraduates or some advanced high school students for a basic introductory course in Western philosophy. It is not intended to replace reading the major works.
Feb 19, 2008 Stephanie rated it really liked it
Great history of philosophy reference book. The best text I ever bought after college. Love the quick reference guide on the inside covers--front list philosophers alphabetically, back is chronologic. It was a splurge, but we're surprised with how often we reach for it.
Apr 15, 2008 Brittany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: New Philosophy Students
Recommended to Brittany by: David Weiskopf
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This book has helped me survive my first two university Philosophy courses. The book contains fairly short sections on various philosophers as well as comprehensive explanations of their philosophies and lives. It is a great supplement to the primary sources.
May 29, 2013 Jenny added it
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Such a helpful book for clear summaries of philosophies and their historical, cultural, and ideological contexts. And it really does cover Socrates to Sartre, as the title says, which is convenient to have all in one trim volume. I was introduced to this book at NSA, but it is proving its worth again. My next grad school adventure is a thorough tour of imagination's role in Hume, and as I have a more natural bent toward poetry rather than philosophy, I will be clinging to Stumpf's hand through t ...more
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Mar 18, 2010 Barbara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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One of the best nonfiction books I've read or owned. This proved very helpful when taking college courses in logic and philosophy. It's basically an A to Z guide to great philosophers throughout human history and their ideas that helped shape human knowledge and science. Bonus: it's organized chronologically.
Nick Smith
Sep 27, 2013 Nick Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is great to take you through the entire history of philosophy. Not only is it a great teacher, but also it serves as a comprehensive reference guide to particular philosophers, including explanations of the
context within which they were writing.
I have the paperback version but since they haven't the picture of that yet, I'm sticking to this one to help me keep track of my stuff. I got this back when I took up philosophy. I still keep it now along with my notes. They actually have their own bag.
Sonny Sweatt
i liked it...but, most people, i don't think, would enjoy this was a textbook that i really, there you have it...

stumpf does a pretty good job of summarizing a LOT of thought into a fairly easy to read history...
Brooks Kohler
Dec 07, 2013 Brooks Kohler rated it it was amazing
I purchased this book for my first philosophy course and carried it with me all through college, referring to it when I had moments of doubt and needed clarity. I think it is one of the best books on philosophy.
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He was born to Hungarian immigrants Louis and Elizabeth Jergens Stumpf. Samuel Enoch Stumpf was Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Emeritus Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University prior to his death in 1998, at the age of eighty.

He earned a B.S. in Business and Finance from the University of California at Los Angeles, a B.D. in Theology from Andover Newton Theological School, and a Ph.D. in P
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