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Voyage of Discovery : A Historical Introduction to Philosophy

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8/29/2001
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Summary

Preface. Introduction: A Brief Tour Guide to Philosophy. PART I: THE ANCIENT PERIOD. 1. The Greek Cultural Context: From Poetry to Philosophy. 2. Greek Philosophy before Socrates. 3. The Sophists and Socrates. 4. Plato: The Search for Ultimate Truth and Reality. 5. Aristotle: Understanding the Natural World. 6. Classical Philosophy after Aristotle. PART II: THE MIDDLE AGES. 7. Cultural Context: The Development of Christian Thought. 8. St. Augustine: Philosophy in the Service of Faith. 9. Early Medieval Philosophy. 10. Philosophy and Theology in the 11th and 12th Centuries. 11. St. Thomas Aquinas: Aristotle's Philosophy and Christian Thought. 12. The Unraveling of the Medieval Synthesis. PART III: THE MODERN PERIOD. 13. Cultural Context: Renaissance, Reformation, and the Rise of Modern Science. 14. Early Empiricists: Francis Bacon and Thomas Hobbes. 15. Rene Descartes: Founder of Modern Philosophy. 16. Benedict (Baruch) Spinoza: Rationalist and Mystic. 17. Gottfried Leibniz: The Optimistic Rationalist. 18. Cultural Context: The Enlightenment and the Age of Newton. 19. John Locke: The Rise of Modern Empiricism. 20. George Berkeley: Following the Road of Empiricism. 21. David Hume: The Scottish Skeptic. 22. Immanuel Kant: Finding the Powers and Limits of the Mind. 23. The Nineteenth-Century Cultural Context: Romanticism, Science, and the Sense of History. 24. G.W.F. Hegel: Biographer of the World Spirit. 25. Karl Marx: A Philosophy of the Changing World. 26. Soren Kierkegaard: The Founder of Religious Existentialism. 27. Friedrich Nietzsche: The Founder of Secular Existentialism. 28. Nineteenth-Century Empiricism: Comte, Bentham, and Mill. PART IV: THE CONTEMPORARY PERIOD. 29. The Twentieth-Century Cultural Context: Science, Language, and Experience. 30. Pragmatism: The Unity of Thought and Action. 31. Process Philosophy: Bergson and Whitehead. 32. Analytic Philosophy and the Linguistic Turn. 33. Phemenology and Existentialism. 34. Recent Issues in Philosophy. Glossary. Index.

Table of Contents

Preface xviii
Introduction: A Brief Tour Guide to Philosophy xxii
PART I THE ANCIENT PERIOD 1(108)
The Greek Cultural Context: From Poetry to Philosophy
3(5)
Greek Philosophy Before Socrates
8(21)
The Sophists and Socrates
29(16)
Plato: The Search for Ultimate Truth and Reality
45(23)
Aristotle: Understanding the Natural World
68(20)
Classical Philosophy After Aristotle
88(21)
PART II THE MIDDLE AGES 109(90)
Cultural Context: The Development of Christian Thought
111(11)
St. Augustine: Philosophy in the Service of Faith
122(17)
Early Medieval Philosophy
139(10)
Philosophy and Theology in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries
149(18)
St. Thomas Aquinas: Aristotle's Philosophy and Christian Thought
167(17)
The Unraveling of the Medieval Synthesis
184(15)
PART III THE MODERN PERIOD 199(252)
Cultural Context: Renaissance, Reformation, and the Rise of Modern Science
201(11)
Early Empiricists: Francis Bacon and Thomas Hobbes
212(14)
Rene Descartes: Founder of Modern Philosophy
226(17)
Benedict (Baruch) Spinoza: Rationalist and Mystic
243(14)
Gottfried Leibniz: The Optimistic Rationalist
257(15)
Cultural Context: The Enlightenment and the Age of Newton
272(7)
John Locke: The Rise of Modern Empiricism
279(16)
George Berkeley: Following the Road of Empiricism
295(15)
David Hume: The Scottish Skeptic
310(15)
Immanuel Kant: Finding the Powers and the Limits of the Mind
325(22)
The Nineteenth-Century Cultural Context: Romanticism, Science, and the Sense of History
347(13)
G. W. F. Hegel: Biographer of the World Spirit
360(19)
Karl Marx: A Philosophy for Changing the World
379(20)
Soren Kierkegaard: The Founder of Religious Existentialism
399(17)
Friedrich Nietzsche: The Founder of Secular Existentialism
416(17)
Nineteenth-Century Empiricism: Comte, Bentham, and Mill
433(18)
PART IV THE CONTEMPORARY PERIOD 451(121)
The Twentieth-Century Cultural Context: Science, Language, and Experience
453(7)
Pragmatism: The Unity of Thought and Action
460(19)
Process Philosophy: Bergson and Whitehead
479(20)
Analytic Philosophy and the Linguistic Turn
499(28)
Phenomenology and Existentialism
527(29)
Recent Issues in Philosophy
556(16)
Glossary 572(8)
Index 580


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