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The Story Of Thought

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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
Sep 30, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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.
Becky
Aug 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
Pretty much a "Philosophy for Dummies"/cliffnotes presentment of philosophy. But that's why I like it!

I lik the purty pittures, too.
Dan DalMonte
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy Bryan Magee's writing and his enthusiasm for philosophy. This is a brief survey of the history of philosophy going back to the Pre-Socratics all the way to speculation about the future of the discipline. This book made me want to read more of certain philosophers and you can see how philosophy has evolved in a historical context of science, politics, and other philosophical ideas. Magee also connects philosophy to visual art, as there are numerous paintings in the book in which Ma ...more
Noah
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
THE book to read to introduce you to the concepts & figures of Western Philosophy. In my opinion, this should be the standard text for high school & college intro classes to philosophy. I cannot recommend this work enough. My obsession with philosophy started with this book. Life changing.
Steve
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent primer on the basics of philosophical thought.
Mark Freckleton
Mar 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"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
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Dec 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
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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.
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Probably the best overview of philosophy/philosophers I have come across so far.
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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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