Will Durant


Born
in North Adams, Massachusetts, The United States
November 05, 1885

Died
November 07, 1981

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William James Durant was a prolific American writer, historian, and philosopher. He is best known for the 11-volume The Story of Civilization, written in collaboration with his wife Ariel and published between 1935 and 1975. He was earlier noted for his book, The Story of Philosophy, written in 1926, which was considered "a groundbreaking work that helped to popularize philosophy."

They were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1967 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.

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The Story of Philosophy: Th...

4.11 avg rating — 12,152 ratings — published 1926 — 21 editions
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The Lessons of History

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4.15 avg rating — 6,813 ratings — published 1968 — 29 editions
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Our Oriental Heritage (The ...

4.29 avg rating — 1,999 ratings — published 1935 — 37 editions
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The Story of Civilization (...

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4.43 avg rating — 1,377 ratings — published 1975 — 14 editions
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The Greatest Minds and Idea...

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3.81 avg rating — 1,420 ratings — published 1996 — 12 editions
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The Life of Greece (The Sto...

4.33 avg rating — 1,332 ratings — published 1939
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Caesar and Christ (Story of...

4.38 avg rating — 1,207 ratings — published 1944
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The Age of Faith (The Story...

4.36 avg rating — 1,001 ratings — published 1950
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3.94 avg rating — 1,065 ratings — published 1929 — 11 editions
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The Reformation (The Story ...

4.32 avg rating — 716 ratings — published 1957 — 23 editions
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More series by Will Durant…
“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.”
Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest Philosophers

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”
Will Durant

“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.”
Will Durant

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