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A little history of philosophy / Nigel Warburton
Books | Yale University Press | 2011





viii, 252 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Includes index.
The man who asked questions: Socrates and Plato -- True happiness: Aristotle -- We know nothing: Pyrrho -- The garden path: Epicurus -- Learning not to care: Epictetus, Cicero, Seneca -- Who is pulling our strings?: Augustine -- The consolation of philosophy: Boethius -- The perfect island: Anselm and Aquinas -- The fox and the lion: Niccolò Machiavelli -- Nasty, brutish, and short: Thomas Hobbes -- Could you be dreaming? René Descartes -- Place your bets: Blaise Pascal -- The lens grinder: Baruch Spinoza -- The prince and the cobbler: John Locke and Thomas Reid -- The elephant in the room: George Berkeley (and John Locke) -- The best of all possible worlds? Voltaire and Gottfried Leibniz -- The imaginary watchmaker: David Hume -- Born free: Jean-Jacques Rousseau -- Rose-tinted reality: Immanuel Kant (1) -- What if everyone did that? -- Immanuel Kant (2) -- Practical bliss: Jeremy Bentham -- The owl of Minerva: Georg W.F. Hegel -- Glimpse of reality: Arthur Schopenhauer -- Space to grow: John Stuart Mill -- Unintelligent design: Charles Darwin -- Life's sacrifices: Søren Kierkegaard -- Workers of the world unite: Karl Marx -- So what?: C.S. Peirce and William James -- The death of God: Friedrich Nietzsche -- Thoughts in disguise: Sigmund Freud -- Is the present king of France bald? Bertrand Russell -- Boo!/Hooray! A.J. Ayer -- The anguish of freedom: Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Albert Camus -- Bewitched by language: Ludwig Wittgenstein -- The man who didn't ask questions: Hannah Arendt -- Learning from mistakes: Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn -- The runaway train and the unwanted violinist: Philippa Foot and Judith Jarvis Thomson -- Fairness through ignorance: John Rawls -- Can computers think? Alan Turing and John Searle -- A modern gadfly: Peter Singer.
9780300152081 (cl : alk. paper)
0300152086 (cl : alk. paper)
9780300187793 (pbk.)
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