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    WRITTEN PENDING A REVIEW Sometimes it s easier to write a song than to read and understand PhilosophyThe Philosophers SongThough Plato drank lots of expensive red wineHe could faithfully draw a Divided Line,Work a Tripartite Soul into his storyAnd turn a Cave into an Allegory Ren Descartes knew when it was time to drinkHe could not be, unless he was fit to thinkSkepticism led to Self Evident TruthAnd a World with Mechanical Attributes.Young David Hume was a well meaning critterThe Empiri WRITTEN PENDING A REVIEW Sometimes it s easier to write a song than to read and understand PhilosophyThe Philosophers SongThough Plato drank lots of expensive red wineHe could faithfully draw a Divided Line,Work a Tripartite Soul into his storyAnd turn a Cave into an Allegory Ren Descartes knew when it was time to drinkHe could not be, unless he was fit to thinkSkepticism led to Self Evident TruthAnd a World with Mechanical Attributes.Young David Hume was a well meaning critterThe Empiricist learned,...


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    So, you want to have a working understanding of Western philosophy, but you don t have the time or energy to read everything that s come out since Plato Check this book out Thorough without being overwhelming, the author wal...


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    A great reference for beginners in philosophic inquiry.It was very readable and filled with information and clarity The primary philosophers addressed here are Plato, Descartes, Hume, Hegel, Marx and Sartre However the contemporaries of those just mentioned are presented with great detail as well.It is a book that should be read in high school My opinion is that philosophy should be mandatory cirriculum to Juniors and or Seniors, but I digress, this book certainly educated me on the pervading A great reference for beginners in philosophic inquiry.It was very readable and filled with information and clarity The primary philosophers addressed here are Plato, Descartes, Hume, Hegel, Marx and Sartre However the contemporaries of those just mentioned are presented wi...


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    Thelma Lavine died about a week ago, and I realize that this book by one of my favorite professors was not included on my Goodreads list Both her inspiring philosophy of lit class that I took at GW and her pbs series about this book are marked indelib...


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    This was exactly the book I was looking for after years of aimlessly reading philosophy and being exposed to it only superficially in school I was familiar with the thought of a few philosophers and had a very general chronology in my head, but I wanted to start aserious study by first reading an overview of Western philosophy This book was exactly that There are seven parts Plato, Descartes, Hume, Hegel, Marx, Sartre, and Contemporary Philosophy In between discussion of each man s p This was exactly the book I was looking for after years of aimlessly reading philosophy and being exposed to it only superficially in school I was familiar with the thought of a...


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    What a great book Highly recommended for everybody who wants to start understanding western philosophy The book is a great for beginners like me, giving both a brief overview of the philosopher s work and the philosopher himself Great movie dialogues can be found to be seated on the great works of philosophers Joker s you die a hero can be found to be from Hegel s theory of thesis and anti thesis Would love a similar tour de force on Eastern and oriental philosophy, r...


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    I ve never read a book that synthesizes so well the different philosophic currents that have existed throughout the ages, and somehow manages to keep them valid from a contemporary point of view at the same time Thanks to that, I now understand Hume and Hegel much better than I did before There s also this feeling of urgency that can be perceived as you read, this constant reminder that there s plenty of basis for new philosophies to be born, and that there s even an urgent need for them, sinc I ve never read a book that synthesizes so well the different philosophic currents that have existed throughout the ages, and somehow manages to keep them valid from a contemporary point of view at the same time Thanks to that, I now understand Hume and Hegel much better than I did before There s also this feeling of urgency that can be perceived as you read, this constant reminder that there s plenty of basis for new philo...


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From Socrates to Sartre A Challenging New Look At The Great Thinkers Whose Ides Have Shaped Our CivilizationFrom Socrates To Sartre Presents A Rousing And Readable Introduction To The Lives, And Times Of The Great Philosophers This Thought Provoking Book Takes Us From The Inception Of Western Society In Plato S Athens To Today When The Commanding Power Of Marxism Has Captured One Third Of The World T Z Lavine, Elton Professor Of Philosophy At George Washington University, Makes Philosophy Come Alive With Astonishing Clarity To Give Us A Deeper, Meaningful Understanding Of Ourselves And Our Times.From Socrates To Sartre Discusses Western Philosophers In Terms Of The Historical And Intellectual Environment Which Influenced Them, And It Connects Their Lasting Ideas To The Public And Private Choices We Face In America Today.From Socrates To Sartre Formed The Basis Of From The PBS Television Series Of The Same Name.