A Short History of Modern Philosophy
Discover for yourself the pleasures of philosophy! Written both for the seasoned student of philosophy as well as the general reader, the renowned writer Roger Scruton provides a survey of modern philosophy. Always engaging, Scruton takes us on a fascinating tour of the subject, from founding father Descartes to the most important and famous philosopher of the twentieth ce...more
I've read a number of intro to philosophy-style books, so the ideas and philosophers discussed here are not exactly unfamiliar to me. Nevertheless, I could barely follow Scrut ...more
In detail, I particularly liked the parts on K ...more
Part of me wants to give this book a worse rating, but I know that's likely not fair because I couldn't understand ev ...more
Although, I do not recommend it for people who do not have a background in philosophy. I think if it's your first time to be exposed in such philosophies, you might just as well read Sophie's World.
I recommend Betrand Russel's "The History of Western Philosophy." His writing is more clear and the book is more thorough. He's a little biased, but it's ok.