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A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
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May 15, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: philosophycriticaltheory, history

This book is invaluable to me. I first read it as a high schooler & young college student, and I have never stopped reading it since. This has served as a resource/reference for countless various reasons. Mr. Russell offers a pretty comprehensive account of Western, intellectual history here, but he also provides erudite commentary on almost all major philosophers & philosophies of the Western tradition. The only reason I give this 4 and not 5 stars is Mr. Russell's glaring ommission of Kierkegaard. I guess one could also complain about his treatment of late 19th century continental philosophy - but this could be the result of a lack of historical distance, considering Russell published this work no later than the 1940s. At any rate, this book is worth purchasing as it serves as a very useful reference.
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Anatoliy Obraztsov hm... did you read "a crossing or the drop's history" by Anatoliy Obraztsov?

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