Thorough and lucid survey of Western philosophy from pre-Socratics to mid 20th century: major figures, currents, trends, literature, significance. In philosophy, the problem is philosophy itself; moreover, in every instance this problem is stated according to the historical and personal situation in which the. History of Philosophy by Julian Marias, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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In appeared the first marais of Historia de la Filosofia by Dr. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. As is custom for this type of historiography, right at the beginning he kicks India and China out of the equation, in order to then proceed to pull off the usual: Marias, the “History of Philosophy” presents a full, detailed, lucid history of Western thought from the pre-Socratics to the middle 20th century.

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I thought his treatment of ancient Greek philosophy the pre-Socratics, Sophists, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle was very well done. Joseph Reese Strayer ed. Friedrich von Schlegel – – American Mathematical Society. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the history of philosophy.

The Cambridge Companion to Spinoza. Models of the History of Philosophy. Arabic Philosophy in Early Modern Europe. Spinoza and the Stoics. Marias’ study is certainly worth a look for anyone who’s interested in philosophy.

Sep 06, Eva rated it it was amazing. Unlike Russell, Marias deals a fair hand to even those he disagrees with, he acknowledges the gaps in his own knowledge, and time and again points out that his reductions are by no means a substitute for the vast swaths of direct sources he’s covering.


Unlike many other historians of philosophy, he focuses more on the thought of these thinkers rather than their life stories – and he histry a fantastic job of highlighting the historical circumstances that each thinker developed their ideas within.

History of Philosophy by Julián Marías

Find it on Scholar. The defs of philo at the beginning are alright. A subject of particular interest was Cervantes’s Don Quixote.

Most of all, however, it is remarkable for its precision and clarity. Unabridged translation of the 22nd edition, by Stanley Appelbaum and Clarence C. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Cultures and Institutions of Natural History: Feb 10, Del Herman rated it really liked it. As a philosophical thesis, it is a contradictory one, since it affirms the impossibility of knowing truth, although this affirmation itself claims to be true. However, some of his insights are worthwhile.

Marias has done juljan world a service by emphasizing the great figures of his homeland – of particular interest are the Spanish scholastics and Jose Ortega, the final figure he covers and one of the most interesting thinkers I encountered in this book.

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Trivia About History of Philos Request removal from index. Be the first to ask a question about History of Philosophy. It provides very thorough surveys of basic figures, currents and trends, with background, biographical data where possiblesurvey of literature, summary of ideas, critical evaluation, and historical significance in the chain of Western philosophy. Of the three, Marias’s is the least read and least known, and also by far the best. Leo Strauss and the Theologico-Political Problem.


Miguel rated it really liked it Sep 03, Item s unavailable for purchase. It has also In appeared the first edition of Historia de la Filosofia by Dr. Dr Catarina Dutilh Novaes. The Life of the Mind. Individual and Community in Nietzsche’s Philosophy. Pessoa rated it really liked it Apr 16, Presocratics, Aristole, Plato etc. This book has its flaws, but it is undoubtedly the best single volume history of philosophy I have read.

Russell’s septic personality is legendary — even Ray Monk, after writing a two volume biography of Russell, said that he still couldn’t find it in himself to like the man. Jul 20, Hunter Tidwell rated it really liked it.

Bruce Paolozzi rated it really liked it Dec 25, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. I found this to be a relief, as it lends itself more to this task than narrative, but I acknowledge many would prefer the latter.

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