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Living Biographies Of Great Philosophers

Henry Thomas

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ISBN 10: 8172764367 / ISBN 13: 9788172764364
Published by Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, 2010
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Title: Living Biographies Of Great Philosophers

Publisher: Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: Seventh Edition.

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In this volume the authors have set out the lives and thoughts of over twenty famous Western philosophers from Socrates to Santayana in a simple and informal yet vivid manner Each biography reads like an adventure story and the procession of thoughts appears as exciting as a pageant of famous deeds it is as if we were plunging into the fascinating realm of new ideas in company with the pioneers of world thought and not unlike Alice our eyes widen our imagination is enriched and life for us becomes more colourful and zestful The intelligent reader however cannot fail to discover the silver thread that runs through the diversity of philosophical thought presented in this volume namely that unanimity on the fundamental purpose of human life which is happiness through the co-operation of mankind

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This work, which was published just before the U.S. entry into WWII, would be better entitled "Living Biographies of Great WESTERN Philosophers." That aside, this is still a marvelous introduction for the layperson to major philosophers and their ideas. The biographies are in chronological order and range from Socrates to Santayana (who was an instructor of one of the authors). Each biography is well written, and reveals a wry sense of humor and a sense of the ironic. After listening to these, especially that of Schopenhauer, one may be tempted to think that the true mark of a great man is being a great jerk. Edward Lewis's tenor voice has a slight nasal quality but is quite adequate. His somewhat staccato delivery uses subtle inflection and varied pacing to make this journey into the history of ideas exciting. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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