The Story of Philosophy

From Plato to Voltaire and the French Enlightenment

by William James Durant

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The Story of Philosophy is a timeless overview of Western thought. Will Durant's goal was to humanize knowledge by centering the story around certain dominant personalities. He brilliantly illustrates how philosophy has evolved over time, explaining the historical, cultural, and political context of each movement and each great thinker. The bestselling philosophy book of the past century, this masterpiece of eloquent, clear prose continues to fascinate. This volume spans the 5th century B.C. to the 18th century A.D. and discusses the philosophical movements and times of Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, and Rousseau.


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Publisher: The Audio Partners Publishing Corporation
Edition: Unabridged

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  • Release date: October 31, 2006
  • Duration: 10:33:50

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  • File size: 304730 KB
  • Release date: October 31, 2006
  • Duration: 10:33:50
  • Number of parts: 9

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The Story of Philosophy is a timeless overview of Western thought. Will Durant's goal was to humanize knowledge by centering the story around certain dominant personalities. He brilliantly illustrates how philosophy has evolved over time, explaining the historical, cultural, and political context of each movement and each great thinker. The bestselling philosophy book of the past century, this masterpiece of eloquent, clear prose continues to fascinate. This volume spans the 5th century B.C. to the 18th century A.D. and discusses the philosophical movements and times of Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, and Rousseau.


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