History of Western Philosophy (Routledge Classics)

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Re-reading it with the perspective of a lifetime's experience of political, ethical and religious developments has proved fascinating. I would have liked to see more about how contemporary (to Russell) issues like the Worlds Wars were connected to eighteenth century European thinkers such as Hegel. His broad overview of Western philosophy was published in 1945, toward the end of World War II, and includes brief to medium length chapters on many major philosophers, from the pre-Socratics to John Dewey. Nietzsche created an imaginary Ubermensch as wishful thinking; Hitler tried to copy the idea and killed millions of peoples. Deste modo Russell começa logo por atacar fortemente Sócrates, seguido de Platão, e até mesmo Aristóteles que diz admirar, e a quem tece alguns dos maiores elogios, acaba bastante mal-tratado.

This makes the experience of reading Russell's opinions like having an intelligent conversation with a fellow-reader. In general, Russell is at his strongest when presenting the philosophy itself; he is at his weakest when writing history. Invaluable is a word that is grossly overused on this site – particularly by me – but I do think this book gives an invaluable helicopter view of the history of Western Philosophy that is both accessible and often profound. Although he was usually regarded as English, as he spent the majority of his life in England, he was born in Wales, where he also died.

Full title: History of Western Philosophy, and Its Connection With Political and Social Circumstances From the Earliest Times to the Present Day. I once received my lowest mark in my degree for saying pretty much what Russell says here about his mate Dewey - I am rather proud of the fact that I've only discovered our shared view now - twenty years later. At the time, one had to be able to reason both for and against any position, all the way - of course - adhering to Church doctrines. The reader is never confused as to whether it is Russell’s idea or that of the philosopher under discussion.

Just as we have authors today writing to make the most esoteric physics accessible to the layman through intelligent precis and analogy, Russell appears to have been a populist of his time. O livro é extenso, mas considero que uma parte demasiada grande foi dedicada à pre-história da filosofia e aos seus intervalos, isto porque ao chegar à Filosofia Moderna, final da era medieval, Renascença, Iluminismo e atualidade, teria sido bom dedicar-lhe muito mais espaço. A new world campaign is needed to help bring justice to the long-suffering people of the Middle East. I'm sure this book would be much to the liking of anyone with the same mindset as Russel himself, but have to say that objectivity is here greatly tarnished by shallow thought, misunderstanding, stupidity (yes), and an obsession with modern-day values and prejuidices with no apparent explanation for his own ethical standpoint.Aliás, é por isso mesmo que cita Byron, pelo impacto que teve no desenvolvimento do romantismo que por sua vez viria a contaminar todo um século intelectual.

In 1950 he was awarded the Noble Prize for Literature in 1950 for his extensive contributions to world literature and for his "rationality and humanity, as a fearless champion of free speech and free thought in the West. Para se poder criar um bom crivo crítico desta leitura é preciso começar por compreender a bagagem de Russell, alguém que começou por estudar matemática e filosofia naquilo que mais une ambas as disciplinas, a lógica, a partir do que viria lançar a corrente de pensamento que ficou conhecida como: filosofia analítica.Russell shows how philosophy has evolved from a focus on things to a focus on process, bringing it in alignment with quantum physics. In 1945 Bertrand Russell, a British philosopher and logician, published an amazing and impressive (if not in quality, at least in size) tome: A History of Western Philosophy.

So little is known of him [Leucippus] that Epicurus (a later follower of Democritus) was thought to have denied his existence all together, and some moderns have revived this theory.We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.

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