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A New History of Western Philosophy (New History of Western Philosophy #1-4)

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The individual volumes of Sir Anthony Kenny's acclaimed History of Western Philosophy have been hailed as "wonderfulauthoritativehugely rewarding" (Times Higher Education Supplement) and "genial and highly accessible" (London Review of Books). Now these four splendid books have been combined into one magnificent volume, providing a continuous sweeping account of the great ...more
Hardcover, 1058 pages
Published October 7th 2010 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published December 1st 2007)
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A must read for all individuals seriously interested in the history of Western Philosophy. Reading this full book can be a significant but very rewarding undertaking. The only minor issue is in relation to trhe way this book is structured: I am not 100% sure that splitting each period into two parts (a relatively short history of the individual philosophers, followed by an analysis by thematic area) is necessarily the best approach, as it may cause a loss of focus on the system of thought and co ...more
Richard Larsen
An excellent introduction and very readable. The topic,of course, is very difficult and thankfully, it is not dumbed down. If anyone understands Frege's symbolic logic or Wittgenstein in general, you are doing better than me.
Madito Mahardika
A super-eminent book for one who seek a clear insight of western philosophy from the very start.
packed in such a way as if one undergo their very pilgrimage to every idea that once inscribed.
Tso William
While intellectual history is a bird’s eye view of the intellectual landscape, a history of philosophy is a x-ray version of that landscape. A Gothic church has her beautiful stained glass windows, paintings and all other exquisite adornments but they merely suggest or altogether fail to tell us the underlying structure that supports the church itself. The relation between ideas and philosophy is similar. Philosophy reveals what is the underlying flows behind the intellectual ideas. It is, there ...more
Mark Claxton
A highly readable, effectively organized, epic journey through the evolution of the big ideas that have engrossed some of the Western world's greatest thinkers and changed the course of its history. Kenny has arranged his work so that the reader can embark on a chronological tour of philosophy, touch on the biographies and general contributions of the greatest philosophers, or focus on particular topics of interest such as God, political philosophy, or physics.

I managed to read through the entir
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Sir Anthony Kenny is an English philosopher whose interests lie in the philosophy of mind, ancient and scholastic philosophy, the philosophy of Wittgenstein, and the philosophy of religion.
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