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‘A precious book….a work that is in the highest degree pedagogical which stands above the conflicts of parties and opinion’ – Albert Einstein
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'It is a witty bird's-eye view of the main figures in Western thought enlivened by references to the personalities and quirks of the thinkers themselves.' - The Week
'A great philosopher's lucid and magisterial look at the history of his own subject, wonderfully readable and enlightening.' - The ObserverFrom the Publisher:
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Covers worn. Tanned at page edges. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2411251
Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1978. Book Condition: Fair. New edition. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP93324172
Book Description Allen & Unwin 1978-12, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The content has some foxing, generally feels quite aged and well used, though the content is perfectly fine to read throughout. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 002758-5
Book Description Book Condition: good. 522 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M00041090160-G
Book Description Book Condition: Used: Good. good overall condition, faded with age. sent next working day from the u/k. Bookseller Inventory # 1022ILFKJYM
Book Description UK: Unwin Paperbacks, 1979. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Soft Cover. Lightly rubbed at corners and spine ends. Creased along spine. Creased at top cover corner and tiny creasing on several pages at front of book. Prior owner's name and address inside front cover. Pages age-toned but still clear and bright. Binding tight. Bookseller Inventory # M5445
Book Description Book Condition: Used; Acceptable. Edition de 1971, couverture lÃ gÃ rement abÃ®mÃ e, intÃ rieur propre. Bookseller Inventory # 26659
Book Description Unwin 1982 Boston, 1982. Pp. 2. publ. 22 cm Gut Guter Umschlag 842 S. / Sprache: englisch / 1040 g / Zustand: Einband an Ecken minimal gestoßen, Läsion am Vorsatz, Buchblock in Ordnung, Schutzumschlag mit minimalen Randläsionen. Bookseller Inventory # 021999