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by Anthony Kenny

  • Author: Anthony Kenny
  • ISBN: 0198752725
  • ISBN13: 978-0198752721
  • ePub: 1413 kb | FB2: 1808 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Humanities
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (January 8, 2007)
  • Pages: 368
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 531
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Ancient Philosophy: A New History of Western Philosophy, Volume I ePub download

Philosophy' is the first of four volumes in Anthony Kenny's & New History of Western Philosophy' recently published by Oxford University Press

Philosophy' is the first of four volumes in Anthony Kenny's & New History of Western Philosophy' recently published by Oxford University Press. For those unfamiliar with the author, Kenny is a leading contemporary scholar that has previously written noteworthy texts on Aquinas, Descartes, and Wittgenstein amongst others. While Kenny's writing and scholarship is of a high standard I have mixed feelings about the text.

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Sir Anthony Kenny's engaging new multi-volume history of Western philosophy now advan. Ancient Philosophy: A New History of Western Philosophy Volume 1. 364 Pages·2006·6. Volume 8: A History of the Philosophy of Law in The Common Law World, 1600. The Dream of Reason: A History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance (New. 425 Pages·2016·2. supplant all others, even the immensely successful History of Western Philosophy. The Story of Philosophy: The Essential Guide to the History of Western Philosophy.

This is the initial volume of a four-book set in which Kenny will unfold a magisterial new history of Western philosophy, the first major single-author history of philosophy to appear in decades. Ancient Philosophy spans over a thousand years and brings to life the great minds of the past, from Thales, Pythagoras, and Parmenides, to Socrates, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, and Augustine

This is the first of four volumes in which he unfolds a magisterial new history of Western philosophy.

This is the first of four volumes in which he unfolds a magisterial new history of Western philosophy. Specially written for a broad popular readership, but serious and deep enough to offer a genuine understanding of the great philosophers, Kenny's lucid and stimulating history will become the definitive work for anyone interested in the people and ideas that shaped the course of Western thought.

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Sir Anthony Kenny here tells the fascinating story of the birth of philosophy and its remarkable flourishing in the ancient Mediterranean world. This is the initial volume of a four-book set in which Kenny will unfold a magisterial new history of Western philosophy, the first major single-author history of philosophy to appear in decades. Ancient Philosophy spans over a thousand years and brings to life the great minds of the past, from Thales, Pythagoras, and Parmenides, to Socrates, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, and Augustine. The book's great virtue is that it is written by one of the world's leading authorities on the subject. Instead of an uncritical, straightforward recitation of known facts--Plato and his cave of shadows, Aristotle's ethics, Augustine's City of God--we see the major philosophers through the eyes of a man who has spent a lifetime contemplating their work. Thus we do not simply get an overview of Aristotle, for example, but a penetrating and insightful critique of his thought. Kenny offers an illuminating account of the various schools of thought, from the Pre-Socratics to the Epicureans. He examines the development of logic and reason, ancient ideas about physics ("how things happen"), metaphysics and ethics, and the earliest thinking about the soul and god. Vividly written, but serious and deep enough to offer a genuine understanding of the great philosophers, Kenny's lucid and stimulating history will become the definitive work for anyone interested in the people and ideas that shaped the course of Western thought.
Xtintisha
I've had this volume on my shelf for some time, but read it now to prep for a class in the subject that I will teach this fall. Didn't expect much, but frankly I thought this book was a really wonderful discussion and history of ancient philosophy. He condenses the actual history, and spends most of the volume discussing the progress of the major areas of philosophy. What is notable is how readable this book is for the average person. I heartily recommend it.
Abuseyourdna
Awesome book,it contains A LOT of information about ancient philosophy and about the philosophers themselves. Basically everything I've ever studied in high school about ancient philosophy I can now understand better in this book and more. Recommend it.
MrRipper
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Kakashkaliandiia
`Ancient Philosophy' is the first of four volumes in Anthony Kenny's `A New History of Western Philosophy' recently published by Oxford University Press. For those unfamiliar with the author, Kenny is a leading contemporary scholar that has previously written noteworthy texts on Aquinas, Descartes, and Wittgenstein amongst others. While Kenny's writing and scholarship is of a high standard I have mixed feelings about the text.

One the one hand, it is the best single-author overview of Western philosophy of which I am familiar, more readable than Copleston and more evenhanded than Russell. Undertaking a history of Western philosophy is a daunting task. Such a vast subject can be approached chronologically, by subject matter or in a mixed manner. Kenny takes the latter mixed approach, providing a chronological survey of the period in the early part of the book then delving into specific subject areas in latter portions.

On the other hand, I am uncertain if it will find a ready audience. Those with sufficient background to follow the discussion may pass on the book, while those unacquainted with ancient philosophy will likely find much of text rather arcane and opaque. Additionally, from a physical perspective the paper is glossy, giving the text a bit of a `fluffy' feel as well as making it difficult to read it certain lightening conditions (reflection).

Overall, an ambitious undertaking by an excellent philosopher. Despite my mixed feelings, I will likely pick up the subsequent volumes.
FLIDER
Easy to understand and most simplified version than other books of the same translation.
Orll
Tough going in the beginning as the author is trying to introduce us to all the philosophical concepts.
I had to resort to using Wikipedia and google to get more color on some of the concepts introduced.
All in all it was a good read.
Snowskin
I loved the passion of the subject matter that is shining through this book. It is very well written and with a sense of humor that is infectious. I can't wait to read more by the same author. I bought several copies for Christmas presents for people I know who are interested in modern theory and philosophy but have not yet delved into its origins and I know they will be fascinated in the clearly defined structure of this book. Highly recommend it.
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