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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Unfortunately, I cannot read Greek. Science and the State in Greece and Rome. Firstly these volumes were written exclusively for ME!!!

History of Philosophy Volume 1: Greece and Rome – Frederick Copleston – Google Books

Log In to sync your basket across devices. Still, it is a historic accomplishme The late Dr. Rome’s Debt to Greece Alan Wardman: Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Santa Clara between andand he delivered histtory Gifford Lectures at the University of Aberdeen between and Poo poo, I was very excited to pick this up as well. I think this multi-volume set is one of the most erudite works of its kind. Aug 05, Greg Kemble rated it liked it.

I’ve never seen such a difficult explanation of Plato’s theory of the Forms. The next two volumes of course are on mediaeval, mainly Catholic philosophy, which is Copleston’s forte and which is never treated sufficiently in more secular histories, while by the time he got to modern philosophy he was consciously writing for a largely non-Catholic audience.


While in Heythrop Copleston had time and histofy to begin the work he is most famous for, his “A History of Philosophy” – a textbook that originally set out to deliver a clear account of ancient, medieval and modern philosophy in three volumes, which was instead completed in nine volumes A tenth volume was added to the Continuum edition in[13] and the eleventh is actually a collection of essays which appeared in as Contemporary Philosophy.

Included as Volume 11 in the Continuum edition, Logical Positivism and Existentialism is actually a collection of essays, which appeared in as Contemporary Philosophy. Someone also worked out how to weigh the earth!!! Request removal from index. Ferderick in later years. Copleston’s account of the rise of Christianity, including both its co-opting of and defeat of the more intellectual and less popular Neo-Platonism viz.

It covers Logical positivism and Existentialism. A History of Philosophy is no easy read, This work gives a comprehensive summary of Western philosophy from the early Ionian fdederick to Plotinian Neo-Platonism. Not often does one find an author of philosophical works who is completely fair to the thinkers he discusses – even though his point of view is evident to a degree.

In any case, every single volume of the series, including the second, is in my to-read list for now. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements.

History of Philosophy Volume 1

Father Marcellus, ourruddy faced, short, rotund so European belgian philosophy teacher. Account Options Sign in. A special order item has limited availability and the seller may source this title from another supplier. 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.


Open Preview See a Problem? History of Philosophy Vol 1 Frederick Copleston. His discussion of Plato and Aristotle occupies most of the book, and is very thorough, and probably as accurate as could be hoped for in a book this size.

Frederick Copleston, A History of Philosophy. Volume I: Greece and Rome – PhilPapers

All in all, an excellent resource for the philosophically curious! I’m a Catholic seminarian, his target audience, so this shows a real generational difference in what we’d call “common knowledge.

His respectful recounting of Aristotle’s view of himself as the culmination and epitome of philosophy as well as his criticism of his mentor Plato is worth the price of the book even more. Shortly after his eighteenth birthday he converted to Catholicism, and his father subsequently almost disowned him. Jul 04, Samantha Rose rated it it was ok.

So why not leave them there to thrill another ex-seminarian, ex-priest, priest or just phliosophy old philosophy addict.

Are you a frequent reader or book collector? A great introduction to philosophy. Barring that, it’s not the most accessible book.

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