A History of Western Thought: From Ancient Greece to the Twentieth Century

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Psychology Press, 2001 - Philosophy - 487 pages
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This is a comprehensive introduction to the history of Western Philosophy from the Pre-Socratics to Twentieth Century thought. In addition to all the key figures, the book covers figures whose contributions have so far been overlooked, such as Vico, Montesquieu, Durkheim and Weber.
Along with in-depth discussion of the philosophical movements, Skirbekk and Gilje also discuss the natural sciences, the establishment of the Humanities, Socialism and Fascism, Psychoanalysis, and the rise of the social sciences.
History of Western Thought is an ideal introduction to philosophy and the sociological and scientific structures that have shaped modern day philosophy.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgements xvii
PreSocratic philosophy with a glance at ancient
A glance at ancient Indian and Chinese thought 21
Questions 30
Questions 43
J Plato the theory of ideas and the ideal state 46
Aristotle natural order and man as a political animal 66
The late classical period 89
The Enlightenment reason and progress 242
Utilitarianism and liberalism 263
Kant the Copernican revolution in philosophy 273
The rise of the humanities 293
Hegel history and dialectics 306
Marx productive forces and class struggle 321
Kierkegaard existence and irony 337
Darwin the debate about our conception of man 347

Neoplatonism 97
Jurisprudence 104
The problem of evil 137
Arabic philosophy and science 145
The rise of the natural sciences 151
The Renaissance and realpolitik Machiavelli and Hobbes 175
Doubt and belief man in the centre 190
Rationalism as a system 203
Locke enlightenment and equality 212
Empiricism and critique of knowledge 225
Nietzsche and pragmatism 354
Socialism and fascism 365
Freud and psychoanalysis 377
The rise of the social sciences 391
Emotions emotional neutrality 408
A glance at contemporary philosophy 424
Modernity and crisis 453
Index 472
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Gunnar Skirbeck and Nils Gilje are Professors of Philosophy at Bergen University, Norway.

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