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The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy Volume II

Descartes through Derrida and Quine

by Norman Melchert

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages496
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ISBN 100195306813
ISBN 109780195306811

  History of Political Theory: An Introduction not only explores the great works of Western political theory but demonstrates their continuing relevance. Volume II traces the origin and development of liberal political theory, and so the foundations for contemporary views. The work provides a readable, scholarly introduction to the great figures in Western political theory from Hobbes to Marx. The Great Conversation BY ROBERT M. HUTCHINS Editor’s Note: Mr. Hutchins’ essay was written for the 1st edition of Great Books of the Western World in , and it will be clear to the reader that some of his references to events are dated, but the Editors believe that the basic argument.

Product Information. Tracing the exchange of ideas among history's key philosophers, The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy, Eighth Edition, provides a generous selection of excerpts from major philosophical works and makes them more easily understandable to students with lucid and engaging explanations. 2(5th Edition) The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy Volume II: Descartes through Derrida and Quine by Norman Melchert Paperback, Pages, Published by Oxford University Press ISBN , ISBN:

This text comprises Hegel's introduction to a series of lectures on the "philosophy of history." As an introduction, the text lays out only the general outline of Hegel's method of "philosophic history"--any details tend to be about theoretical entities and concepts, and there are very few direct analyses of historical periods or events. "The Great Conversation is the best introductory text I have come across in twenty-five years of teaching. It's an extremely useful and insightful book with a particularly appropriate balance of depth and breadth. The writing style is easily accessible without sacrificing clarity and specificity."--Douglas Howie, North Lake CollegeReviews: 1.


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