The Dream of Reason

The Dream of Reason

A History of Western Philosophy From the Greeks to the Renaissance

Book - 2000
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"His book...supplant[s] all others, even the immensely successful History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell."--A. C. Grayling

Already a classic, this landmark study of early Western thought now appears in a new edition with expanded coverage of the Middle Ages. This landmark study of Western thought takes a fresh look at the writings of the great thinkers of classic philosophy and questions many pieces of conventional wisdom. The book invites comparison with Bertrand Russell's monumental History of Western Philosophy , "but Gottlieb's book is less idiosyncratic and based on more recent scholarship" (Colin McGinn, Los Angeles Times ). A New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Best Book, and a Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2001.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2000
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780393352986
9780393049510
0393049515
Characteristics: ix, 468 p. ; 24 cm

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As a liberal arts undergraduate, ​I took "Histo-Westo-Philo​". Sadly, I remember very little. But thanks to
Anthony Gottlieb's high journalism writing style (think New Yorker profile), I'm sailing through ancient philosophers' lives and ideas. I'm looking forward to reading his curre... Read More »


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