The Classics of Western Philosophy: A Reader's Guide by Jorge J. E. Gracia, Gregory M. Reichberg, Bernard N.

By Jorge J. E. Gracia, Gregory M. Reichberg, Bernard N. Schumacher

The Classics of Western Philosophy brings jointly sixty one newly-commissioned essays on vintage texts starting from historical Greece to the 20th century. Surveying the background of philosophy, the publication makes a speciality of historic texts instead of ancient figures and covers the total diversity of classics in one quantity.

  • Provides sixty one chapters written via top specialists at the classics of Western suggestion.
  • Includes present references to the scholarly literature as well as a decide on bibliography of significant articles and books.
  • Contributors comprise C.D.C. Reeve on Plato's Republic , Terrence Irwin on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics , Dominic O'Meara on Plotinus' Enneads , James Ross on Aquinas' Summa Theologiae , Don Garrett on Spinoza's Ethics , Allen wooden on Kant's Critique of natural cause , Stephen Houlgate on Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit , Michael Dummett on Frege's ‘Über Sinn und Bedeutung,' Hanjo Glock on Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and David Woodruff Smith on Husserl's Logical Investigations .
  • Surveys the background of philosophy by way of focussing at the historic texts instead of historic figures.
  • Covers the total diversity of classics in one volume.

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