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History (P.) Sabin, (H.) Van Wees and (M.) Whitby The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare, Volume 1: Greece, the Hellenistic World and the Rise of. A History of Philosophy is an eleven-volume history of Western philosophy written by the English Jesuit priest Frederick Charles Copleston. . Philosopher Christia Mercer described A History of Philosophy as: “One of the most influential . The best text of the history of philosophy now available in English. -The Historical Bulletin. A HISTORY OF. PHILOSOPHY. FREDERICK COPLESTON, S.J.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. I look forward to the next eight volumes which run to the late ‘s and John Paul Sartre but for many, his History will frustrate. In this event, there may be a slight delay in shipping and possible variation in description.

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Few expository works have achieved as unanimous authority as A History of Philosophy series. Substantively, however, the only thing I really have to complain about is the lack of translations provided for the Greek and Latin which he uses rather liberally in the text. From where I am standing, namely an amateur philosophy student, nothing looks improvable in this volume.

Socially, they had helped me reintegrate with old high school friends, many of whom I hadn’t seen for the nine years I’d been away in college and seminary. Added to PP index Total downloads 26of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 11 45, of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

I’m a Catholic seminarian, hi I wanted to give myself a little leg up before starting an MA in Philosophy in another language. Published by Image first philsophy Intellectually, however, I was dissatisfied. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. Jun 19, Jeffrey Falk rated it really liked it.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jan 08, Josie rated it it was amazing. Apr 04, Gabriel added it Shelves: Lists with This Book. frederjck

I have been amazed at the exhaustive scholarship as well as the admirable fairness of the author. Greece and Rome Frederick Copleston Limited preview – Well written, extensive and informative, objective and respectful, systematic and complete. Firstly these volumes were written exclusively for ME!!!

Thus, Copleston’s first volume and, eventually, matriculation in Loyola University Chicago. He is a Jesuit, but is generally fair-minded, even if he does have a tendency to conclude chapters with a reaffirmation of the correctness of revealed religion, and it is not uncommon for him to make moralistic asides that, to an atheistic reader indate him and his work considerably. Work in psychiatric childcare adolescent boys which had filled that time was personally, but not professionally, rewarding.

A book that is used but still very attractive, prior owners name on inside front cover; 6. Some philosophers were atheists. Giles – – The Classical Review 52 More tools Find sellers with multiple copies Add to want list.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. My only two complaints about it are: As an historian of philosophy, Copleston had a firm reputation of cultivating a scrupulous objectivity.

Any negative comment I can make on this work would be mere nitpick, and any praise by me would be admiration rather than critical approval. I don’t particularly like the large amount of Greek and Latin terminology and quotations. Those Greeks were always the ones who intrigued and amazed me still do!! No categories specified categorize this paper.


Poo poo, I was very excited to pick this up as well. Someone also worked out how to weigh the earth!!! Copleston writes with welcome clarity, but without the slight dumbing down of Will Durant’s engaging Story of Philosophy or the biases of Bertrand Russell’s provocative History of Western Philosophy.

Jun 10, Jafar Isbarov rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jun 17, King Haddock rated it it was ok Shelves: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

When you place your order through Biblio, the seller will ship it directly to phllosophy. Open Preview See a Problem? I didn’t even finish reading the first chapter. Views Read Edit View history. The same fascination with understanding very different mentalities united my interests in both the ancients and those alienists who, like Freud and Jung, saw and sought connections between the bizarre ideations of their patients historg the thought-forms expressed in the ancient texts.

Aug 05, Greg Kemble rated it liked it. Father Copleston as a convert and Jesuit priest took on the task of writing these books for Catholic Seminarian Students of Philosophy because what they had was not too impressive. Frederick Copleston – – Philosophical Review 56 3: After the initial shock, however, frederidk father saw fit to help Copleston through his education and he attended St.

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