A History of Philosophy 9 Modern Philosophy A History of Philosophy 9 Frederick Charles CoplestonVolume 9 Maine de Biran Chateaubriand to Sartre Fromhe French Revolution Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, to Auguste Comte including Maine de Biran From Auguste Comteo Henri Bergson From Henri Bergson Nehru: A Political Biography (Pelican) to Jean Paul Sartre including Maurice Merleau Ponty 2009 1384 567 9789644457056 1392 20 A very compendious but very efficient historical narrative Just dipping mostly for Frenchraditionalist and Catholic renaissance material de Maistre Maritain et alEverything I read 4 of 18 chapters was very clear even Bergson who has always seemed opaue Old Hannibal and the Hurricane to me If I hadime I d read he whole series
SLOWLY STARTING WITH THE PRE SOCRATICS starting with he pre Socratics ll browse Art Journal Freedom: How to Journal Creatively with Color Composition the other volumes in any case Finally finished afterhree and a half years Or forty hree if you count he first ime I started it in college This was he ninth and last volume He mentions a projected Caught by Surprise tenth volume inhe preface but apparently never wrote it he enth volume included in one reprint edition is an unrelated collection of his essays Like Affinities and Extremes: Crisscrossing the Bittersweet Ethnology of East Indies History, Hindu-Balinese Culture, and Indo-European Allure the eighth volumehis one is a real falling off from he level of he first seven as he explains himself in he preface faced with he large number of nineteenth and early wentieth century philosophers and with administrative responsibilities aking up much of his ime he decided o concentrate on he hinkers he was already familiar with which obviously meant a concentration on Catholic or religious philosophers and writers who are familiar with which obviously meant a concentration on Catholic or religious philosophers and writers who are he authors I would consider o be representative of Skippyjon Jones Shape Up the British v 8 or French v 9 philosophy ofhe ime I hadn even heard of many of Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein the authors hereats of in Lilac Girls (Lilac Girls, thesewo volumes despite having been a philosophy major in college
#Moreover Many Of The Writers #many of First Impressions: A Novel the writers discusses are not generally considered as philosophers at all but as literary religious scientific or political figures and wherehe earlier volumes concentrate on a few major figures with. Conceived originally as a serious presentation of the development of philosophy for Catholic seminary students Frederick Copleston's nine volume A History Of Philosophy has journeyed far beyond Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes, and the Reinvention of the American Grown-Up the modest purpose of its authoro universal acclaim as he best history of philosophy in EnglishCopleston an Oxford Jesuit of immense erudition who once angled with A J Ayer in a fabled debate about he existence of God and he possibility of met. General chapters in between in his one apart from Comte Bergson and Sartre no one gets heir own chapter and Wrong Medicine there are many figures who arereated in a few paragraphsThe book begins well in he first part From he Revolution o Auguste Comte with he aftermath of he French revolution he Traditionalists and he Ideologues and hen moves on Snow Flower and the Secret Fan to Maine de Biranhere is a chapter on he Eclectics Royer Collard Cousins and Jouffroy one on Social Philosopy ie he utopian socialists Fourier Proudhon and he most space given o St Simon who however is still not covered adeuately and a chapter on Comte The second part From Auguste Comte o Henri Bergson and he beginning of he hird part From Bergson Countrymen: The Untold Story of How Denmark's Jews Escaped the Nazis to Sartre orhan a The Song of Homana (Chroniles of the Cheysuli, third ofhe book however is given mainly To The Spiritualist Tradition Philosophy And Christian the spiritualist radition Philosophy and Christian and Thomism in France apart from Bergson and Maritain hese chapters were all about writers I hadn Starstruck t heard of and despite Copleston in his hererying
to differentiate heir minute differences about God and and determinedifferentiate heir minute differences about God and The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do theology and determine closehey are The Replacement to Catholic orthodoxyhey all seemed pretty much o be saying he same Gok's Wok thingsrying o use Maine de Biran andor German Idealism o reconcile God and Christian metaphysics with a positivist conception of science There is Journey's End then a fairly interesting chapter on Philosophy of Science including Poincar Duhem Meyerson and Bachelard followed bywo chapters on basically Catholic writers including Teilhard de Chardin and Gabriel Marcel he ends up with wo chapters on Sartre and a last chapter on Camus and Merleau Ponty with a few concluding paragraphs on Levi Strauss and structuralism In addition o Clementine Rose and the Seaside Escape the uestion of his choice of subjectshis book also was less objective Why Aren't They Shouting?: A Banker’s Tale of Change, Computers and Perpetual Crisis thanhe others in its reatment Although Copleston never pretended o be objective in he sense of hiding his Catholic perspective and I preferred hat in hat a known and admitted bias is. Aphysics knew hat seminary students were fed a woefully inadeuate diet of La Philosophie Du Bon-Sens, Ou R�flexions Philosophiques Sur l'Incertitude Des Connaissances Humaines, Vol. 1: A l'Usage Des Cavaliers Et Du Beau-Sexe (Classic Reprint) theses and proofs andhat heir familiarity with most of history's great hinkers was reduced to simplistic caricatures Copleston set out o redress he wrong by writing a complete history of Western philosophy one crackling with incident and intellectual excitement and one hat gives full place o each Branded thinker presenting hishought in a beautifully rounded mann.