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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Already a classic in its first year of publication, 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
ISBN: 9780393049510
Characteristics: ix, 468 p. : ill


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Nov 29, 2020

Extraordinarily readable, witty, entertaining history of ancient philosophy. Heads and shoulders above similar surveys.

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