From Socrates To Sartre: The Philosophic Quest

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a Challenging New Look At The Great Thinkers Whose Ides Have Shaped Our Civilization

from Socrates To Sartre
Presents A Rousing And Readable Introduction To The Lives, And Times Of The Great Philosophers. This Thought-provoking Book Takes Us From The Inception Of Western Society In Plato’s Athens To Today When The Commanding Power Of Marxism Has Captured One Third Of The World. T. Z. Lavine, Elton Professor Of Philosophy At George Washington University, Makes Philosophy Come Alive With Astonishing Clarity To Give Us A Deeper, More Meaningful Understanding Of Ourselves And Our Times.

from Socrates To Sartre Discusses Western Philosophers In Terms Of The Historical And Intellectual Environment Which Influenced Them, And It Connects Their Lasting Ideas To The Public And Private Choices We Face In America Today.

from Socrates To Sartre Formed The Basis Of From The Pbs Television Series Of The Same Name.

Author : T.z. Lavine

Publisher : Bantam

Published Year : 1984

Edition : Reissue

Format : Paperback, 448 pages

Language : English

Dimensions : 4.16 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 0.98 (d)

ISBN : 0553251619

ISBN13 : 9780553251616


Overview :

A challenging new look at the great thinkers whose ides have shaped our civilization

From Socrates to Sartre
presents a rousing and readable introduction to the lives, and times of the great philosophers. This thought-provoking book takes us from the inception of Western society in Plato’s Athens to today when the commanding power of Marxism has captured one third of the world. T. Z. Lavine, Elton Professor of Philosophy at George Washington University, makes philosophy come alive with astonishing clarity to give us a deeper, more meaningful understanding of ourselves and our times.

From Socrates to Sartre discusses Western philosophers in terms of the historical and intellectual environment which influenced them, and it connects their lasting ideas to the public and private choices we face in America today.

From Socrates to Sartre formed the basis of from the PBS television series of the same name.