Download PDF by Frederick Copleston: A History of Philosophy [Vol IX]

By Frederick Copleston

ISBN-10: 0385468431

ISBN-13: 9780385468435

ISBN-10: 038546844X

ISBN-13: 9780385468442

ISBN-10: 0385468458

ISBN-13: 9780385468459

ISBN-10: 038547041X

ISBN-13: 9780385470414

ISBN-10: 0385470428

ISBN-13: 9780385470421

ISBN-10: 0385470436

ISBN-13: 9780385470438

ISBN-10: 0385470444

ISBN-13: 9780385470445

ISBN-10: 0385470452

ISBN-13: 9780385470452

ISBN-10: 0385470460

ISBN-13: 9780385470469

Conceived initially as a significant presentation of the improvement of philosophy for Catholic seminary scholars, Frederick Copleston's nine-volume A heritage Of Philosophy has journeyed a long way past the modest function of its writer to common acclaim because the most sensible heritage of philosophy in English.

Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit of substantial erudition who as soon as tangled with A. J. Ayer in a fabled debate in regards to the lifestyles of God and the opportunity of metaphysics, knew that seminary scholars have been fed a woefully insufficient diet of theses and proofs, and that their familiarity with such a lot of history's nice thinkers was once reduced to simplistic caricatures. Copleston set out to redress the inaccurate by way of writing an entire heritage of Western philosophy, one crackling with incident and intellectual pleasure -- and one who supplies full place to every philosopher, providing his notion in a beautifully rounded demeanour and exhibiting his links to those that went earlier than and to those that came after him.

The results of Copleston's prodigious labors is a historical past of philosophy that's not going ever to be exceeded. Thought journal summed up the overall contract between students and scholars alike whilst it reviewed Copleston's A historical past of Philosophy as "broad-minded and target, complete and scholarly, unified and good proportioned... we won't suggest [it] too highly."

Show description

Read Online or Download A History of Philosophy [Vol IX] PDF

Best social philosophy books

New PDF release: Profitable Ideas: The Ideology of the Individual in

Scholarly makes an attempt to provide an explanation for the advance of liberal individualism over the process sleek background have tended to target key ideas and doctrines. As a correction, this booklet indicates that as capitalism the theories, doctrines and ethical precepts comprising liberal individualism swap and evolve, whereas its important social functionality is preserved.

Additional info for A History of Philosophy [Vol IX]

Sample text

It may appear therefore that Proudhon, as a professed anarchist, should be sharply differentiated from both Traditionalists and socialists, inasmuch as the term anarchy suggests an absence, or rather a rejection, of social organization. Though however Proudhon accepted the label 'anarchist' in 1840, he did not understand by anarchism a general social chaos, anarchy in the popular sense of the term, but rather the absence of centralized authoritarian government. What he desired was social organization without government.

This was its exaltation of the rational and scientific spirit. In Saint-Simon's opinion, it was science which had undermined the authority of the Church and the credibility of theological dogmas. At the same time it was the extension of the scientific approach from physics and astronomy to man himself which provided the basis for social reorganization. 'l And knowledge of man can be attained only by treating man as a part of nature and by developing the idea, already prepared by certain writers of the Enlightenment and by Cabanis, of psychology as a department of physiology.

He advanced numerous lines of thought but tended to leave them only partly developed and did not make any prolonged effort to combine them in a systematic manner. His ideas however aroused widespread interest; and after his death some of his disciples founded the journal Le producteur to propagate these ideas. In 1830 a newspaper entitledLe globe also became an organ of Saint-Simonianism. Saint-Amand Bazard (1791-1832), one of Saint-Simon's principal disciples, tried to present his master's doctrine in a systematic way, paying special attention to its religious aspects.

Download PDF sample

A History of Philosophy [Vol IX] by Frederick Copleston

by Brian

Rated 4.26 of 5 – based on 44 votes

About admin