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The Dream of Reason: A History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance (New Edition)

The Dream of Reason: A History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance (New Edition)
  • Author : Anthony Gottlieb
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2016-08-30
  • ISBN : 0393354229
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

"His book...supplant[s] all others, even the immensely successful History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell."—A. C. Grayling Already a classic, this landmark study of early Western thought now appears in a new edition with expanded coverage of the Middle Ages. This landmark study of Western thought takes a fresh look at the writings of the great thinkers of classic philosophy and questions many pieces of conventional wisdom. The book invites comparison with Bertrand Russell's monumental History of Western Philosophy, "but Gottlieb's book is less idiosyncratic and based on more recent scholarship" (Colin McGinn, Los Angeles Times). A New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Best Book, and a Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2001.

The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy

The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy
  • Author : Anthony Gottlieb
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2016-08-30
  • ISBN : 163149208X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Anthony Gottlieb’s landmark The Dream of Reason and its sequel challenge Bertrand Russell’s classic as the definitive history of Western philosophy. Western philosophy is now two and a half millennia old, but much of it came in just two staccato bursts, each lasting only about 150 years. In his landmark survey of Western philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance, The Dream of Reason, Anthony Gottlieb documented the first burst, which came in the Athens of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Now, in his sequel, The Dream of Enlightenment, Gottlieb expertly navigates a second great explosion of thought, taking us to northern Europe in the wake of its wars of religion and the rise of Galilean science. In a relatively short period—from the early 1640s to the eve of the French Revolution—Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz, and Hume all made their mark. The Dream of Enlightenment tells their story and that of the birth of modern philosophy. As Gottlieb explains, all these men were amateurs: none had much to do with any university. They tried to fathom the implications of the new science and of religious upheaval, which led them to question traditional teachings and attitudes. What does the advance of science entail for our understanding of ourselves and for our ideas of God? How should a government deal with religious diversity—and what, actually, is government for? Such questions remain our questions, which is why Descartes, Hobbes, and the others are still pondered today. Yet it is because we still want to hear them that we can easily get these philosophers wrong. It is tempting to think they speak our language and live in our world; but to understand them properly, we must step back into their shoes. Gottlieb puts readers in the minds of these frequently misinterpreted figures, elucidating the history of their times and the development of scientific ideas while engagingly explaining their arguments and assessing their legacy in lively prose. With chapters focusing on Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Pierre Bayle, Leibniz, Hume, Rousseau, and Voltaire—and many walk-on parts—The Dream of Enlightenment creates a sweeping account of what the Enlightenment amounted to, and why we are still in its debt.

The Dream of Reason

The Dream of Reason
  • Author : Jenny George
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2018
  • ISBN : 9781556595196
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This stunning debut collection introduces a poetic voice marked by concision, focus, and image-driven strangeness that haunts a midwestern landscape.

Persuasions

Persuasions
  • Author : Douglas Wilson
  • Publisher : Canon Press & Book Service
  • Release : 1997-10-01
  • ISBN : 1885767293
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

They all walk toward the Abyss for different reasons, each of them with varying persuasions. Along the way they meet Evangelist, and as a result they face the Great Persuasion. Some of their conversations are recorded in this book.

The Dreams of Reason

The Dreams of Reason
  • Author : Heinz R. Pagels
  • Publisher : Bantam Dell Publishing Group
  • Release : 1989
  • ISBN : 9780553347104
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Describes the ability of computers to simulate complex systems, traces the rise of the science of complexity, and predicts the future influence of computers on business, science, telecommunications, and the military

The Dream of Scipio

The Dream of Scipio
  • Author : Iain Pears
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release : 2010-08-06
  • ISBN : 0307370887
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Three narratives, set in the fifth, fourteenth, and twentieth centuries, all revolving around an ancient text and each with a love story at its centre, are the elements of this brilliantly ingenious novel, a follow-up to the international bestseller An Instance of the Fingerpost. Now Ian Pears returns with a greatly anticipated novel, so expertly imagined and perfectly constructed the author himself describes it as “a complexity.” The centuries are the 5th (the final days of the Roman Empire); the 14th (the years of the Plague — the Black Death); and the 20th (World War II). The setting for each is the same — Provence — and each has at its heart a love story. The narratives intertwine seamlessly, and what joins them thematically is an ancient text — “The Dream of Scipio” — a work of neo-Platonism that poses timeless philosophical questions. What is the obligation of the individual in a society under siege? What is the role of learning when civilization itself is threatened, whether by acts of man or nature? Does virtue lie more in engagement or in neutrality? “Power without wisdom is tyranny; wisdom without power is pointless,” warns one of Pears’s characters. The Dream of Scipio is a bona fide novel of ideas, a dazzling feat of storytelling, fiction for our times.

Complete Dream Book

Complete Dream Book
  • Author : Gillian Holloway
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release : 2006-07
  • ISBN : 1402220596
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The average person will dream over 150,000 dreams in a lifetime--each one a complex web of imagery and deeper meaning. The Complete Dream Book uses the interpretation of 28,000 actual dreams from contemporary dreamers, just like you, to help you access the substance and meaning of your own dreams. Discover: --Who's who in your dreams --Which dreams recur during certain life stages --The true meaning behind your nightmares --Why you have certain dreams again and again --How to tell if a dream is worth interpreting--and if you've done it correctly --The phenomenon of precognitive dreams The Complete Dream Book is the only dream interpretation book based on concrete data about real people's dreams and how the real events in their lives relate to their nighttime visions.

The History of Philosophy

The History of Philosophy
  • Author : A. C. Grayling
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2019-11-05
  • ISBN : 1984878751
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions, from one of the world's most eminent thinkers The story of philosophy is the story of who we are and why. An epic tale, spanning civilizations and continents, it explores some of the most creative minds in history. But not since the long-popular classic Bertrand Russell's A History of Western Philosophy, published in 1945, has there been a comprehensive and entertaining single-volume history of this great, intellectual, world-shaping journey. With characteristic clarity and elegance, A. C. Grayling takes the reader from the worldviews and moralities before the age of the Buddha, Confucius and Socrates through Christianity's capture of the European mind, from the Renaissance and Enlightenment on to Mill, Nietzsche, Sartre and, finally, philosophy today. Bringing together these many threads that all too often run parallel, he surveys in tandem the great philosophical traditions of India, China and the Persian-Arabic world. Accessible for students and revelatory to enthusiasts of philosophy, Grayling's narrative brings to life the work of both famous historical figures and less well-known but influential thinkers, bridging epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics, logic, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language, political philosophy and the history of debates within these areas of enquiry. He dramatizes the interchange between and within eras and epochs, making thrilling the grand dance of human thought. He asks what we have learned, but also what progress is still to be made. Destined to be Grayling's magnum opus, and astonishing in its range and accessibility, this is a landmark work.