A History of Philosophy, Vol. 1: Greece and Rome, From the Pre-Socratics to Plotinus by Frederick Charles CoplestonConceived originally as a serious presentation of the development of philosophy for Catholic seminary students, Frederick Coplestons nine-volume A History Of Philosophy has journeyed far beyond the modest purpose of its author to universal acclaim as the best history of philosophy in English.
Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit of immense erudition who once tangled with A. J. Ayer in a fabled debate about the existence of God and the possibility of metaphysics, knew that seminary students were fed a woefully inadequate diet of theses and proofs, and that their familiarity with most of historys great thinkers was reduced to simplistic caricatures. Copleston set out to redress the wrong by writing a complete history of Western philosophy, one crackling with incident and intellectual excitement -- and one that gives full place to each thinker, presenting his thought in a beautifully rounded manner and showing his links to those who went before and to those who came after him.
The result of Coplestons prodigious labors is a history of philosophy that is unlikely ever to be surpassed. Thought magazine summed up the general agreement among scholars and students alike when it reviewed Coplestons A History of Philosophy as broad-minded and objective, comprehensive and scholarly, unified and well proportioned... We cannot recommend [it] too highly.
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A History of Philosophy is an eleven-volume originally released in nine volumes   history of Western philosophy written by the English Jesuit priest Frederick Charles Copleston. The first nine volumes, originally published between and ,  were written for Catholic seminary students with the goal "of supplying Catholic ecclesiastical seminaries with a work that should be somewhat more detailed and of wider scope than the textbooks, commonly in use, and which at the same time should endeavour to exhibit the logical development and interconnection of philosophical systems. As an historian of philosophy, Copleston had a firm reputation of cultivating a scrupulous objectivity. A tenth and eleventh volume were added to the series in after Copleston's death in by Continuum which later became an imprint of Bloomsbury. Originally published in ,  this volume covers:. Originally published in ,  this volume, which has also borne the subtitle Medieval Philosophy,  covers :.
Frederick Copleston was born in Somerset in After studying at Oxford, he held a number of academic posts, including Professor of the History of Philosophy and Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at London University. He died in Convert currency. Add to Basket. Book Description Image Books,
Conceived originally as a serious presentation of the development of philosophy for Catholic seminary students, Frederick Copleston's nine-volume A History Of.
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