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The Story of Thought: The Essential Guide to the History of Western Philosophy (Paperback)
The Story of Thought packs a lot of information into a manageably-sized book. Magee does a great job of balancing the various aspects of the history of philosophy that may be of interest to different readers. Each philosopher is covered in a section of a few pages outlining the think
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by The Quality Paperback Bookclub
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Shar Kanan
philosophy 101. easy reference... a must have if you care about this stuff. it travels with me on road trips... along with man's eternal quest and the tao of power.
Mark Freckleton
An accessible and very extensive overview of the history of thinking, exploring the history of philosophy, beginning with pre-Socratic figures such as Thales, Heraclitus and Pythagoras, moving through other Greeks: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Cynics, the Sceptics, Epicureans and Stoics. We then move through the Christian philosophers such as Augustine, Boethius, Abelard, Thomas Aquinas, and, of course William of Ockham and Duns Scotus. We then move on to the age of science with Copernicus, N ...more
Geoffrey Hodge
"The Story of Thought" packs a lot of information into a manageably-sized book. Magee does a great job of balancing the various aspects of the history of philosophy that may be of interest to different readers. Each philosopher is covered in a section of a few pages outlining the thinker's major ideas, but also containing sidebars with famous quotes, major works, related topics and historical notes. The book is organized chronologically and philosophers are grouped into intellectual movements, i ...more
Atila Demirkasımoğlu
Bryan Magee'nin Felsefenin Öyküsü adlı kitabını okumayı bitirdim. Genel olara beğendiğimi söyleyebilirim. Görselleri kitabı özellikle gençler için ilgi çekici kılmış. Kitabın konu genişlikleri bence yeterli boyutta tutulmuş. Tüm öykü genel olarak sunulmuş. Tabii Doğu Felsefesi kitapta hiç yok! Kitabın çeviri başarısı mükemmel değil ama başarılı. Ufak tefek tashih sorunları var.
Becky
Pretty much a "Philosophy for Dummies"/cliffnotes presentment of philosophy. But that's why I like it!

I lik the purty pittures, too.
Damian
Probably the best overview of philosophy/philosophers I have come across so far.
Maria
A very good introduction to the different philosophers.
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Bryan Edgar Magee is a noted British broadcasting personality, politician, poet, and author, best known as a popularizer of philosophy.

Magee's most important influence on society remains his efforts to make philosophy accessible to the layman. Transcripts of his television series "Men of Ideas" are available in published form in the book Talking Philosophy. This book provides a readable and wide-r
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