Philosophers Who Changed History (DK History Changers) (Hardcover)

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Philosophers Who Changed History (DK History Changers) (Hardcover)

By DK, Simon Blackburn (Foreword by)


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This visual celebration of the world's most celebrated thinkers tells the fascinating stories of their lives and pioneering ideas.

This book would be great if you are interested in philosophy, politics, history, and literature or would like to broaden your understanding of philosophy. Philosophers Who Changed History places well-known philosophers in their historical and cultural context, allowing you to see how they came to influence philosophy. 

In this edition, you can find: 

-An overview of the lives and works of around 80 of the world's most influential philosophers - from the Classical era to the present
-Eight pages of brand-new content with 12 new entries, including Frederick Douglass and Luce Irigaray
-Lavishly illustrated portraits of each philosopher, alongside photographs of their homes, studies, and personal artefacts

Each philosopher is introduced with a realistic portrait and biographical entries which trace the friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired and influenced them. Entries explore the key ideas and working methods of each individual and set their ideas in context, conveying a powerful sense of the place and the period of history in which they lived. Philosophers Who Changed History provides revealing insights into what drove each individual to develop new ways of understanding the world.
Simon Blackburn is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, the Emeritus Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and the author of many books, including the best-selling Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (1994), Think (1999), and Being Good: A Short Introduction to Ethics (2001). These have sold well over 150,000 copies in English and are translated into more than 20 languages. OUP also published Lust, his contribution to their Seven Deadly Sins series, in 2005. He was a Fellow and Tutor at Pembroke College, Oxford, from 1969 to 1989, and from 1990 to 2000 an Edna J. Koury Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He edited the journal Mind from 1984 to 1990.

Product Details ISBN: 9780744092813
ISBN-10: 0744092817
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: February 20th, 2024
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: DK History Changers