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The truth about everything : an irreverent history of philosophy, with illustrations, Matthew Stewart

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The truth about everything : an irreverent history of philosophy, with illustrations
Title
The truth about everything
Title remainder
an irreverent history of philosophy, with illustrations
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Stewart
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Language
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • The Truth about Everything is an approach to the history of philosophy from well outside the modern institutional framework of knowledge. With an unusually frank and irreverent style, using parables, imaginary dialogues, and illustrations, Matthew Stewart picks apart the myths which make up widely accepted versions of the history of philosophy and offers in their place a realistic assessment of individual philosophers and schools and their contributions to the advance of
  • Human knowledge and happiness. This dramatic recasting of the history supports two theses: First, rational consciousness is not, as the usual story has it, the outcome of a historical process and the sole property of the Western tradition. Second, philosophy is not a specialized, professional discipline with privileged access to reason, knowledge, and/or virtue. Stewart suggests instead that philosophy is a general disposition, an attitude of respect and love for
  • Knowledge, which can be made a part of anyone's life, at any time
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DLC
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1963-
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Stewart, Matthew
Dewey number
190
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B72
LC item number
.S784 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy
  • Truth
  • Philosophy
  • Truth
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The truth about everything : an irreverent history of philosophy, with illustrations, Matthew Stewart
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Ancient Greeks. The Presocratics: The Primordial Soup of Philosophy. The Sophists: The Bad Guys. Socrates: So This Is the Good Life? Plato: The Last Dialogue. Aristotle: A Day at the Zoo. The Hellenistic Philosophers: On How to Get By in Life. Neoplatonism: Twilight of the Pagans -- Eastern Philosophy: Just Say Om -- Medieval Philosophy: Trouble in the Monastery -- Early Modern Philosophy: Avant Garde or Rearguard? Descartes: I Drink Therefore I Am. Spinoza: One is the Happiest Number. Leibniz: Monads for Sale. Empiricism: The Poor Man's Dialectic, or How Empiricism Becomes Mysticism and Then Strangely Disappears. Locke: A Man of Ideas. Berkeley: The Babbling Bishop. The Dramas of Mind and Body. Mind and Bodies (Illustrations). Hume: A Man for All Senses. Odds and Ends from Early Modern Philosophy: Just in Case You Thought That Was All ... Meanwhile in France ... : Turning on the Lights -- German Idealism: The Empire of the Air. Kant: The Absolutely Critical Philosophy. Fichte: An I for an I. Schelling: The Bright Young Thing. Hegel: Lord of the Philosophers -- Those on the Edge. Schopenhauer: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Kierkegaard. Nietzsche: Vanishing Perspectives. The Trash Can of the History of Philosophy -- Twentieth-Century Philosophy. Continental Philosophy: Unthought. Husserl: Another Head Case. Heidegger: Much Ado about Being. Sartre: Being-in-the-Cafe. For Continental Junkies. Foucault: In Need of Discipline and Punishment. Derrida: De Reader -- Analytic Philosophy: Philosophy without a History. The Logical Program. Frege: A Logical Philosopher. Moore's the Merrier. Russell: A Passion for Logic. Early Wittgenstein: Intractable. The Logical Positivists: From Sense to Nonsense. The Language Program. The Later Wittgenstein: Seriously Intractable. Ordinary and Extraordinary Language People. The Mind Program: Mind Fills the Gap. The Poor Man's Dialectic or Ground-Churning? -- The End of Philosophy. The Future of Philosophy. Matthew: The Last Philosopher -- Proposals
Control code
ocm35269931
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
482 pages
Isbn
9781573921107
Lccn
96034427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)35269931
Label
The truth about everything : an irreverent history of philosophy, with illustrations, Matthew Stewart
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Ancient Greeks. The Presocratics: The Primordial Soup of Philosophy. The Sophists: The Bad Guys. Socrates: So This Is the Good Life? Plato: The Last Dialogue. Aristotle: A Day at the Zoo. The Hellenistic Philosophers: On How to Get By in Life. Neoplatonism: Twilight of the Pagans -- Eastern Philosophy: Just Say Om -- Medieval Philosophy: Trouble in the Monastery -- Early Modern Philosophy: Avant Garde or Rearguard? Descartes: I Drink Therefore I Am. Spinoza: One is the Happiest Number. Leibniz: Monads for Sale. Empiricism: The Poor Man's Dialectic, or How Empiricism Becomes Mysticism and Then Strangely Disappears. Locke: A Man of Ideas. Berkeley: The Babbling Bishop. The Dramas of Mind and Body. Mind and Bodies (Illustrations). Hume: A Man for All Senses. Odds and Ends from Early Modern Philosophy: Just in Case You Thought That Was All ... Meanwhile in France ... : Turning on the Lights -- German Idealism: The Empire of the Air. Kant: The Absolutely Critical Philosophy. Fichte: An I for an I. Schelling: The Bright Young Thing. Hegel: Lord of the Philosophers -- Those on the Edge. Schopenhauer: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Kierkegaard. Nietzsche: Vanishing Perspectives. The Trash Can of the History of Philosophy -- Twentieth-Century Philosophy. Continental Philosophy: Unthought. Husserl: Another Head Case. Heidegger: Much Ado about Being. Sartre: Being-in-the-Cafe. For Continental Junkies. Foucault: In Need of Discipline and Punishment. Derrida: De Reader -- Analytic Philosophy: Philosophy without a History. The Logical Program. Frege: A Logical Philosopher. Moore's the Merrier. Russell: A Passion for Logic. Early Wittgenstein: Intractable. The Logical Positivists: From Sense to Nonsense. The Language Program. The Later Wittgenstein: Seriously Intractable. Ordinary and Extraordinary Language People. The Mind Program: Mind Fills the Gap. The Poor Man's Dialectic or Ground-Churning? -- The End of Philosophy. The Future of Philosophy. Matthew: The Last Philosopher -- Proposals
Control code
ocm35269931
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
482 pages
Isbn
9781573921107
Lccn
96034427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)35269931

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