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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Any negative comment I can make on this work would be mere nitpick, and any praise by me would be admiration rather than critical approval. Still, it is a historic accomplishment. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. I actually had two sets to choose from and I chose Copleston’s.

When you place your order through Biblio, the seller will ship it directly to you. I could not follow the discussion or even differentiate the terms. Copleston undertook this massive project to supply “Catholic ecclesiastical seminaries with a work that should be somewhat more detailed and of wider scope than the text-books commonly in use and which at the same time should endeavor to exhibit t Few expository works have achieved as unanimous authority as A History of Philosophy series.

His lectures were published under the title Religion and the One, and were largely a metaphysical tract attempting to express themes perennial in his thinking and more personal than in his history.

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I read the section on the Pre-Socratics and then on Democritus Not often does one find an author of philosophical works who is completely fair to the thinkers he discusses – even though his point of view is evident to a degree. It covers Logical positivism and Existentialism. After the initial shock, however, his father saw fit to help Copleston through his education and he attended St.


Conceived originally as a serious presentation of; ; the development of philosophy for Catholic; ; seminary students, Frederick Copleston’s nine-volume; ; “A History Of Philosophy” has; ; journeyed far beyond the modest purpose of its author to; ; universal acclaim as the best history of; ; philosophy in English.

I didn’t read the whole thing, mainly because I was looking for information on Democritus. A History of Philosophy: This page was last edited on 11 Decemberat I think this multi-volume set is one of the most erudite works of its kind. More tools Find sellers with multiple copies Add to want list. A History of Philosophy, Vol 1: As I am a very determined atheist I was really wary of what I might learn. Tough book to get through for many reasons, the fact that there’s untranslated Greek, Latin, French, and German thrown about liberally throughout the book was one of the bigger ones.

He is mostly objective; he comes across as what Leonard Peikoff would call a Worldly Supernaturalist. Jul 11, Martin Rollins frederico it really liked it. This could have been a phenomenal book. Epicurus, Anaximander, ,Democritus Strato.

Books by Frederick Charles Copleston. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Santa Clara between andand he delivered the Gifford Lectures at the University of Aberdeen between and Lists with This Book.

vllume A History of Philosophy 1. Private Morality in Greece and Rome: The tenth and eleventh volumes seen in one reprint edition are a collection of articles and a separate book not intended as part of the History.

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A History of Philosophy, Vol. 1: Greece and Rome, From the Pre-Socratics to Plotinus

Sign in to use this feature. Refresh and try again. Like many texts published a half century or longer ago Coplestone consistently leaves Greek and Latin phrases that he quotes even at some considerable length untranslated. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


This is a detailed and generally good overview of the first philosophers. The Roman Conquest of Greece.

History of Philosophy Volume 1: Greece and Rome: Frederick Copleston: Continuum

The author’s frequent usage of untranslated Greek and Latin passages only adds to the work’s complexity. Millions of books are added to our site everyday and when we find one that matches your search, we’ll send you an e-mail. Coplestone’s choice of verbiage is often f One of the best introductions to ancient Greek philosophy out there.

In the frederifk he even bashes biased historians. Jun 17, King Haddock rated it it was ok Shelves: Journal of Philosophy 46 I just thought to myself fredericck I reread tough passages “Periods can be your friends brother.

Although his comments sometimes seem rather intrusive to a non-Catholic reader, they are always clearly separated from his descriptions, and there is something to be said for having a known, admitted bias that one can take into account and correct for as opposed to a supposedly objective text where the bias and there will always be a bias in a field as controversy-laden as philosophy has to be guessed at from the treatment itself. His intentions were, of course, excellent, for he desired the greatest possible improvement of the human race; but his good intentions led him to the proposal of measures which are necessarily unacceptable and repugnant to all those who adhere to Christian principles concerning the value of the human personality and the sanctity of human life.

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