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A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
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Nov 15, 2011

it was amazing
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Read in July, 2010

This is an excellent introduction to philosophy.It is written in a compelling manner which flows well and is not encumbered by verbose or overly technical language.Even though this is a long book with a high minded subject matter it is not an intellectually arduous undertaking and should be within the capabilities of those with a modest educational background.
The only negative criticism I'd level against it was due to mid-section,which dealt with the relation between state and church in the middle ages.I felt it contained rather too much history than was necessary to establish the relationship between social and political situation and philosophical theory.That aside I'd recommend it to anyone who needs a general knowledge of the subject but is not prepared to plunge too deep or just skim the surface.

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Melissa Do you find the philosophical views of Bertrand Russell understandable for modern people?

Nicholas Some of his personnal philosophical views are sometimes difficult to understand,but this book is more of an impersonnal introduction to general philosophy.

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