Frank Thilly A History of Philosophy

ISBN 13: 9780217309929

A History of Philosophy

9780217309929: A History of Philosophy

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Grote, History of Greece, vol. VII; Hegel, History of Philosophy, vol. II; Zeller, Philosophy of the Greeks, vol. II; Sidgwick, The Sophists, in Journal of Philology, vols. IV and V, 1872,1873; Gomperz, op. cit., vol. I; Benn, op. cit., vol. I; articles on " Sophists," " Socrates," and "Plato" in Britannica; Schanz, Die Sophisten. 8. Socrates We have described the situation, as it began to shape itself toward the end of the fifth century B.c. A man was needed to bring order into the intellectual and moral chaos of the age, to Life of sift the true from the false, the essential from the Socrates accidental, to set men right and to help them to see things in their right relations,--a peacemaker who might hold the balance even between the ultra-conservatives and the ultraliberals. The man appeared in Socrates, one of the_greatest figures jjLthe history of thought, the intellectual father of a lineof philosophers whose ideas and ideals dominated Western civilization for two thousand years, and continue to influence speculation to this day. . Socrates was born in Athens, 469 B.c., the son of poor parents, his father being a sculptor, his mother a midwife. How he acquired an education, we do not know, but his love of knowledge evidently created opportunities in the cultured city for intellectual growth. He took up the occupation of his father, but soon felt "a divine vocation to examine himself by questioning other men." It was his custom to engage in converse with all sorts and conditions of men and women, on the streets, in the market-place, in the gymnasia, discussing the most diverse topics: war, politics, marriage, friendship, love, housekeeping, the arts and trades, poetry, religion, science, and, particularly, moral matters. Nothing human was foreign t...

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Alfred Weber was a German economist, geographer, sociologist and theoretician of culture whose work was influential in the development of modern economic geography. Born in Erfurt and raised in Charlottenburg. From 1907 to 1933, Weber was a professor at the University of Heidelberg.

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