The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy

Published by DK

By Bryan Magee

RRP: $24.95

Book description

Now updated and with a fresh new look, the highly successful The Story of Philosophy traces more than 2,500 years of Western philosophy, from Plato and Aristotle in ancient Greece to Saint Augustine and medieval philosophy, the golden century of German philosophy, Bertrand Russell and Albert Camus of the modern era, and much more. World-renowned philosopher and professor Bryan Magee expertly guides your exploration through the major philosophical issues, the important questions, and the key contributions of the great philosophers in this illustrated, accessible guide.

Discover the great thinkers in their historical contexts and learn the influences that shaped their lives and work. In The Story of Philosophy, Revised and Updated, each philosophical movement includes profiles of key philosophers and their important works, historical contexts and influences, important quotes, and other related people and ideas. Full-color photographs, artworks, and illustrations illuminate every page.

The Story of Philosophy, Revised and Updated gives you the information you need to think about life's greatest questions, opening up the world of philosophical ideas in a way that can be easily understood by students and by anyone fascinated by the ways we form our social, political, and ethical ideas.

Author Bio:

Bryan Magee has been one of the most successful English-language popularizers of philosophy in the 20th century. He has taught philosophy at Oxford University and written numerous other books on the subject, including The Great Philosophers: An Introduction to Western Philosophy, Talking Philosophy: Dialogues with Fifteen Leading Philosophers, and Confessions of a Philosopher: A Personal Journey Through Western Philosophy from Plato to Popper.

Reviews:

"This gloriously illustrated and accessible book enables readers to embark on an adventure in philosophy.Young adults will find that the often closed doors of philosophy are now open and inviting." - School Library Journal

"Lavishly illustrated." - Library Journal