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A New History of Western Philosophy


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Part I: Ancient Philosophy 1: Beginnings: From Pythagoras to Plato 2: Schools of Thought: From Aristotle to Augustine 3: Argument and Reason: Logic 4: Knowledge and its Limits 5: How Things Happen: Physics 6: What There Is: Metaphysics 7: Soul and Mind 8: How to Live: Ethics 9: GodPart II: Medieval Philosophy 10: Philosophy and Faith: Augustine to Maimonides 11: The Schoolmen: From the Twelfth Century to the Renaissance 12: Logic and Language 13: Knowledge 14: Physics 15: Metaphysics 16: Mind and Soul 17: Ethics 18: God Part III: The Rise of Modern Philosophy 19: Sixteenth-Century Philosophy 20: Descartes to Berkeley 21: Hume to Hegel 22: Knowledge 23: Physics 24: Metaphysics 25: Mind and Soul 26: Ethics 27: Political Philosophy 28: God Part IV: Philosophy in the Modern World 29: From Bentham to Nietzsche 30: From Peirce to Strawson 31: From Freud to Derrida 32: Logic 33: Language 34: Epistemology 35: Metaphysics 36: Philosophy of Mind 37: Ethics 38: Aesthetics 39: Politics 40: God Chronology

About the Author

Sir Anthony Kenny has been President of the British Academy, and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford. He has written many books on the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of religion, and the history of philosophy, including both scholarly and popular works on Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, and Wittgenstein.


`Review from previous edition Not only an authoritative guide to the history of philosophy, but also a compelling introduction to every major area of philosophical enquiry.' Times Higher Education

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