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  • The Great Philosophers: Russell

    By Ray Monk
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    Ray Monk

    The Great Philosophers:Marx

    By Terry Eagleton
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    Terry Eagleton
    Part of the GREAT PHILOSOPHERS series.Terry Eagleton explains that freedom, for Marx, entailed release from commercial labour, "a kind of creative superabundance over what is materially essential". Eagleton outlines the relationship between production, labour and ownership which lie at the core of Marx's thinking. Marx's utopia was a place in which labour is increasingly automated, emancipating the wealth of sensuous individual development so that "savouring a peach [is an aspect] of our self-actualisation as much as building dams".

    The Great Philosophers:Heidegger

    By Johnathan Ree
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    Johnathan Ree
  • The Great Philosophers: Plato

    By Bernard Williams
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    Bernard Williams
  • The Great Philosophers:Kant

    By Ralph Walker
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    Ralph Walker

    The Great Philosophers: Hume

    A short book combining extracts from the work of one of the world's greatest thinkers with commentary by on of Britain's most distinguished writers on philosophy.
  • The Great Philosophers: Spinoza

    By Roger Scruton
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    Roger Scruton
    Born to be misunderstood, Spinoza was a man whose theology was banned for Godlessness. The very virtuosity of his reasoning left logicians unsettled, while even to professional thinkers in our own time, Spinoza has seemed too clever by half. And yet, as Roger Scruton shows in this strikingly readable introduction to the man and his though, Spinoza's concerns were both simple and sublime. Few philosophers, indeed, have shown such a straightforward, sustained and honest interest in uncovering the most fundamental aspects of existence. Too important to be dismissed as a mere genius, Spinoza is rediscovered here in all his quiet and consoling simplicity.
  • The Great Philosophers:Schopenhauer

    By Michael Tanner
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    Michael Tanner
  • The Great Philosophers:Pascal

    By Ben Rogers
    Authors:
    Ben Rogers
  • The Great Philosophers: Popper

    By Frederic Raphael
    Authors:
    Frederic Raphael
  • The Great Philosophers: Hegel

    By Raymond Plant
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    Raymond Plant
    Part of the GREAT PHILOSOPHERS series.G.W.F. Hegel 1770-1831Without Hegel, modern thought is unthinkable. From Marx to Merleau-Pontyh, from Kierkegaard to Nietzsche, those whose ideas have made the modern age have all worked in his shadow.For Hegel's preoccupations have turned out to be our own. The isolation of the individual adrift in society, the yearning of the divided self for an integrated wholeness: these are anxieties his successors have shared. The rival claims of the personal and the public, the immediate instant and the wider historic narrative: these have remained pressing problems through two hundred years of change.Yet if his 'philosophy' seems as contemporary as ever, Hegel's 'religious' views have been dismissed as irrelevant anachronism. The distinction is false, however. In his theological explorations, suggests Raymond Plant in this illuminating new guide, Hegel tackled the issues of interest to us all.
  • The Great Philosophers:Collingwood

    By Aaron Ridley
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    Aaron Ridley
  • The Great Philosophers:Aristotle

    By Kenneth Mcleish
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    Kenneth Mcleish

    The Great Philosophers: Nietzsche

    By Ronald Hayman
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    Ronald Hayman
    A short book combining extracts from the work of one of the world's greatest thinkers combined with commentary from one of Britain's most distinguished writers on philosophy.

    The Great Philosophers: Descartes

    By John Cottingham
    Authors:
    John Cottingham
  • The Great Philosophers: Wittgenstein

    By Peter Hacker
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    Peter Hacker
  • The Great Philosophers: Voltaire

    By John Gray
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    John Gray
    Part of the GREAT PHILOSOPHERS series.Voltaire's savage laughter range out across eighteenth-century Europe, puncturing the pomposities and hypocrisies of power. Kings and cardinals felt the sting of his satire; governments and aristocracies endured his derision.Yet the aims of the Enlightenment's clown were nothing if not serious: to throw back the blinds of ignorance and superstition and let the sun of science and intellect stream in; to rebuild benighted Christendom as a new civilisation, secular and free.Herald of reason and revolution, Voltaire's mocking voice has echoed through two centuries of change. But as the Enlightenment's achievements have come increasingly into question, the joke has rebounded on the comedian himself. A creation of Christianity in way he never realised, Voltaire owed more to his epoch's orthodoxies than he could have ever guessed.John Gray's absorbing provocative introduction offers a radical reassessment of a fascinating and important figure, at once demythologizing the icon and revealing his genuine greatness.
  • The Great Philosophers: Turing

    By Andrew Hodges
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    Andrew Hodges
  • The Great Philosophers: Socrates

    By Anthony Gottlieb
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    Anthony Gottlieb
  • The Great Philosophers: Locke

    By Michael Ayres
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    Michael Ayres
    Part of the GREAT PHILOSOPHERS series.John Locke 1632-1704What Newton did for physics in the seventeenth century, Locke did for philosophy. The revolution wrought by these two giants established the intellectual underpinnings of the modern world.Yet out own age has called their contributions into question. While Newton's universe has come to seem unduly mechanistic, Locke has been out of favour for his wordy rhetoric, the apparent imprecision of his thought and the perceived irrelevance of his once-radical empiricism.This fascinating guide restores an underrated thinker to his rightful place at the very centre of modern philosophical enquiry. Basing his exposition upon a resourceful re-reading of An Essay concerning Human Understanding, Michael Ayers explains the historical significance of Locke's philosophical project, and its continuing capacity to challenge and compel.