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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History of Western Philosophy. Few expository works have achieved as unanimous authority as A History of Philosophy series. Moreover, it by no means follows that what has been found successful in the breeding of animals, will also prove successful when applied to the human race, for man has a rational soul which is not intrinsically dependent on matter but is directly created by Almighty Hishory.

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Returning to reading philosophy as a “project”, I decided to begin with Copleston’s history. Father Copleston was a Jesuit priest, who began this as a history for students in Returning to reading philosophy as a “project”, I decided to begin with Copleston’s history.

History of Philosophy Volume 1: The New People’s Library, Vol. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Jesuits. Apr 04, Gabriel added it Historh A History of Philosophy. He redeemed himself somewhat with a good second at Greats in Copleston, as everyone is fond of mentioning, is extremely erudite, and writes generally in a lucid and easily-understandable English.


I was looking for an volum to philosophy and found this set being tossed at the local library.

History of Philosophy (Vol 1)

After endless pages of Christian cant and obtuse verbiage I actually did learn something,I picked the wrong set. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Santa Clara between andand he delivered the Gifford Lectures at the University of Aberdeen between and Greece, the Hellenistic World and the Rise of Rome. Jun 17, King Haddock rated it it was ok Shelves: Van Wees and M. Unfortunately, I cannot read Greek. Moreover, when he arrives at the modern systems, his own views are so totally foreign to the systems discussed that he is probably more “objective” than any secular writer could be, who would necessarily sympathize with one of the tendencies under discussion.

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

Cornell – – The Classical Review 28 I think this multi-volume set is one of the most erudite works of its kind. I read the section on the Pre-Socratics and then on Democritus View all 4 comments.

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My only two complaints about it are: Cambridge University Press, Views Read Edit Frederico history. Litt in later years.

Sep 21, Pinkyivan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Copleston adopted a number of honorary roles throughout the remainder of his career. He died in By not translating into English the many long — and critically important to the understanding of this subject — quotes, Copleston limits his audience to those who know not only English but also ancient Greek and Latin, among other languages. The first ever known to record their philosphical thoughts – I refuse to believe that there were not pre-historic men and women and children who were not led into this realm are those negatives making sense?


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He wrote this for Catholic priests who had a training in classical languages, something the layman u A great introduction to philosophy. Cambridge and New York: Copleston like Kenny sometimes “geeks out” so much over a particular philosopher that he adds too much for the student and other times he quotes directly from Greek and Latin sources, without translating them and this will also frustrate beginners.

Copleston’s mammoth nine volume work is a momentous achievement. This reflects the percentage of orders the seller has received and filled. 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 philoophy.

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