The History of Philosophy, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615302824
  • ISBN-13: 9781615302826
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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The human mind has long hungered to understand deep truths. Though ideas of this nature are often impossible to explain definitively, numerous individuals dedicate their lives to seeking answers that transcend the mechanical and approach the metaphysical. The books in this absorbing series invite readers to pose their most probing questions alongside the philosophers who came before them and learn about the various strains of thought that developed over time in response. Students will also discover the interplay between philosophy and religion as well as the mathematical basis for much philosophical thought.

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The History of Philosophy: Ancient Philosophy  (ISBN-10: 1615302433 | ISBN-13: 9781615302437)

Supplanting mythical explanations with those based on observation, early Greeks and some of their contemporaries sought to comprehend worldly phenomena in terms of more universal truths. This book introduces readers to the figures instrumental in implementing this refined way of thinking, including Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. It also examines the effect of these thinkers on the major religions of the time, namely, Judaism and Christianity.

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The History of Philosophy: Medieval Philosophy  (ISBN-10: 1615302441 | ISBN-13: 9781615302444)

Philosophers of the Middle Ages endeavored to reconcile two seemingly incompatible concepts: religion and reason. By drawing extensively from the work of their predecessors, like Plato and Aristotle, medieval philosophers were able to find logical bases for their theological beliefs, thus using rationality to better comprehend their faith. This fascinating volume looks at the individuals who pioneered these new schools of thought and their lasting effects on our understanding of the nature of reality.

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The History of Philosophy: Modern Philosophy  (ISBN-10: 161530245X | ISBN-13: 9781615302451)

Concerned more with rationality, human nature, and human interaction with society and the world than the theological questions of the Middle Ages, contemporary philosophy has advanced study of the limits of the human mind. This insightful volume traces the evolution of present-day Western philosophy and the diverging methods of inquiry that continue to inform a wide range of disciplines.

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