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Author Solomon, Robert C.

Title A short history of philosophy / Robert C. Solomon, Kathleen M. Higgins.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  109 SOLO    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 329 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-324) and index.
Summary Philosophy is a singularly expansive enterprise, a fascinating outgrowth of a human nature that demands we question who and why we are. In A Short History of Philosophy, the most accessible concise portrait of philosophy in seventy years, Robert Solomon and Kathleen Higgins meet the challenge of accurately and engagingly describing it all, reveling in philosophy as "the art of wonder", the search for meaning, a gripping, dramatic endeavor. With a clear, witty style and a flair for making complex ideas accessible, the authors also convincingly demonstrate the relevance of philosophy to our times, emphasizing the legacy of the revolutions wrought by science, industry, colonialism, and sectarian warfare, and the philosophical responses to the traumas of the twentieth century (including two world wars and the Holocaust): existentialism, positivism, postmodernism, feminism, and multiculturalism among them. But Solomon and Higgins go beyond merely retelling the rich history of philosophy; the authors provide their own twists and interpretations of events, resulting in a story that reveals the continuing complexity and diversity of a richly textured and nuanced intellectual tradition. All who are "lovers of wisdom" will find much to reward them in this book.
Other author Higgins, Kathleen Marie.
Subject Philosophy -- History.
Variant Title Philosophy.
ISBN 0195086473 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0195101960 (paperback: acid-free paper)