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  • Published: 27 September 2001
  • ISBN: 9780141937120
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

The Dream Of Reason




The definitive introduction to early Western philosophy, now fully revised and updated.

An exceptionally rich, intelligible and illuminating history of Western philosopy from the sixth century BC to the Renaissance, THE DREAM OF REASON provides an introduction to the puzzling personalities of the philosophers, as well as an extremely sensitive and persuasive presentation of their views.%%%Already a classic, this landmark account of early Western thought now appears in a new edition with expanded coverage of the Middle Ages. The Dream of Reason 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.

  • Published: 27 September 2001
  • ISBN: 9780141937120
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

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