A New History of Western Philosophy: Complete Four-Volume Set

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In these four volumes Sir Anthony Kenny unfolds a magisterial new history of Western philosophy. Specially written for a broad popular readership, but serious and deep enough to offer a genuine understanding of the great philosophers, Kenny's lucid and stimulating history will become the definitive work for anyone interested in the people and ideas that shaped the course of Western thought. Specially written for a broad popular readership, but serious and deep enough to offer a genuine understanding of the great philosophers, Kenny's lucid and stimulating history will become the definitive work for anyone interested in the people and ideas that shaped the course of Western thought. These four volumes have been designed to dovetail with each other: they offer a unified overview of the entire development of philosophy, allowing readers to trace themes through the centuries, from antiquity to the present day. The story is illuminated by a selection of intriguing and beautiful illustrations.

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"Kenny's prose is lucid and witty. He often deploys literary and historical references to make his points, and the volumes contain charming illustrations, not only of the great philosophers themselves but also of the ideas they grappled with. Overall the effect is to set philosophical thinking in a context of humane learning at once historical and artistic."--Michael Gorman, Fist Things "Kenny's prose is lucid and witty. He often deploys literary and historical references to make his points, and the volumes contain charming illustrations, not only of the great philosophers themselves but also of the ideas they grappled with. Overall the effect is to set philosophical thinking in a context of humane learning at once historical and artistic."--Michael Gorman, Fist Things "Kenny's prose is lucid and witty. He often deploys literary and historical references to make his points, and the volumes contain charming illustrations, not only of the great philosophers themselves but also of the ideas they grappled with. Overall the effect is to set philosophical thinking in acontext of humane learning at once historical and artistic."--Michael Gorman, Fist Things

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Sir Anthony Kenny is one of Britain's most distinguished academics. He has been Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Master of Balliol College, and President of the British Academy. He is one of very few philosophers who have made significant contributions to the study of ancient philosophy, medieval philosophy, early modern philosophy, and twentieth-century philosophy. He is particularly well known for his work on Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, and Wittgenstein. He has also published acclaimed books on the philosophy of mind and action and the philosophy of religion.

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