Thorough and lucid survey of Western philosophy from pre-Socratics to mid 20th century: major figures, currents, trends, literature, significance. In philosophy, the problem is philosophy itself; moreover, in every instance this problem is stated according to the historical and personal situation in which the. History of Philosophy by Julian Marias, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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He has a special fondness for some of his own philosopher-professors, but it doesn’t seem to get too much in the way of his work.

As well, the author provides a decent coverage of continental philosophy – its a sad fact that most histories of philosophy in English discount the last years of continental thought and instead focus on analytic thought, if it can even be called “thought”. Stearns – – Routledge. One thing in particular that I appreciated was his coverage of Spanish philosophy – prior to reading this, the only Spanish thinker I could name off the top of my head would have been Averroes.

Sep 06, Eva rated it it was amazing. Lists with This Book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Good, and different, introduction to the history of philosophy from a Spanish philosopher that followed Ortega.

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Looking for beautiful books? Science Logic and Mathematics. As is custom for this type of historiography, right at the beginning he kicks India and China out histogy the equation, in order to then proceed to pull off the usual: It is also modern and up-to-date. Reading Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations. In philosophy, the problem is philosophy itself; moreover, in every instance this problem is stated according to the historical and personal situation in which the philosopher finds himself, and this situation is in turn determined in large measure There are much better books if you are interested in philosophy.


Thorough and lucid survey of Western philosophy from pre-Socratics to mid 20th century: Unlike Russell, Marias deals a fair hand to even those he disagrees with, he acknowledges the gaps in his own knowledge, and time and again points out that his reductions are by no means a substitute for the vast swaths of direct sources he’s covering.

October 2, Imprint: There were a couple flaws that stood out – Dr. Cicero’s Philosophy of History. However, some of his insights are worthwhile. This skepticism appears in history time and again, although here, too, it is doubtful whether human life can remain floating in this abstention without taking root in convictions. It was greeted with enthusiasm in Spain, where it has gone through twenty-two editions, and it has been adopted throughout the Spanish-speaking world as the standard classroom text.

He doesn’t shy away from critiquing any thinker, but when he does so, he jullian it with grace and fairness, rather than engaging in strawmen and slanders like Russell.

Arnaldo Ibarrientos rated it really liked it Mar 16, Marias unfortunately discounts non-Western philosophy but given that this was published inthat’s forgivable.

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Logic. You submitted the following rating and review. Even though I think Bertrand Russell’s similarly titled volume is a much easier to understand and less opinionated account of the subject, Dr.

The Great Chain of Being.