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as literary religious scientific or political figures and where the earlier volumes concentrate on a few major literary religious scientific or political figures and where the earlier volumes concentrate on a few major with general chapters in between in this one apart from Comte Bergson and Sartre no one gets general chapters in between in this one apart from Comte Bergson and Sartre no one gets own chapter and there are many figures who are treated in a few paragraphsThe book begins well in the first part From the Revolution to Auguste Comte with the aftermath of the French revolution the Traditionalists and the Ideologues and then moves on to Maine de Biran there is a chapter on the Eclectics Royer Collard Cousins and Jouffroy one on Social Philosopy ie the topian socialists Fourier Proudhon and the most space given to St Simon who however is still not covered adeuately and a chapter on Comte The second part From Auguste Comte to Henri Bergson and the beginning of the third part From Bergson to Sartre or than a third of the book however is given mainly to the spiritualist tradition Philosophy and Christian Apologetics and Thomism in France apart from Bergson and Maritain these chapters were all about writers I hadn t heard of and despi. Aphysics knew that seminary students were fed a woefully inadeuate diet of theses and proofs and that their familiarity with most of history's great thinkers was reduced to simplistic caricatures Copleston set out to redress the wrong by writing a complete history of Western philosophy one crackling with incident and intellectual excitement and one that gives full place to each thinker presenting his thought in a beautifully rounded mann. .
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A very compendious but very efficient historical narrative Perfect Finally finished after three and a half years Or forty three if you count the first time I started it in college This was the ninth and last volume He mentions a projected tenth volume in the preface but apparently never wrote it the tenth volume included in one reprint edition is an nrelated collection of "his essays Like the eighth volume this one is a real falling off from the level of the first seven "essays Like the eighth volume this one is a real falling off from the level of the first seven he explains himself in the preface faced with the large number of nineteenth and early twentieth century philosophers and with administrative responsibilities taking p much of his time he decided to concentrate on the thinkers he was already familiar with which obviously meant a concentration on Catholic or religious philosophers and writers who are not the authors I would consider to be representative of the British v 8 or French v 9 philosophy
the time I hadn t even heard of of the authors he treats of in these two volumes despite having been a philosophy major in college Moreover many of the writers he discusses are not ge. Conceived originally as a serious presentationOF THE TIME I HADN T EVEN HEARD OF
Of the Development Of Philosophy Fordevelopment of philosophy for seminary students Frederick Copleston's nine volume A History Of Philosophy has journeyed far beyond the modest purpose of its author to niversal acclaim as the best history of philosophy in EnglishCopleston an Oxford Jesuit of immense erudition who once tangled with A J Ayer in a fabled debate about the existence of God and the possibility of met. Te Copleston in his element here trying to differentiate their minute
differences about God and theology and determine how close they areabout God and theology and determine how
they are orthodoxy they all seemed pretty much to be saying the same things trying to se Maine de Biran andor German Idealism to reconcile God and Christian metaphysics with a positivist conception of science There is then a fairly interesting Just dipping mostly for French traditionalist and Catholic renaissance material de Maistre Maritain et alEverything I read 4 of 18 chapters was very clear even Bergson who has always seemed opaue to me If I had time I d read the whole series slowly starting with the pre Socratics I ll browse the other volumes in any case A History of Philosophy 9 Modern Philosophy A History of Philosophy 9 Frederick Charles CoplestonVolume 9 Maine de Biran to Sartre From the French Revolution to Auguste Comte including Maine de Biran From Auguste Comte to Henri Bergson From Henri Bergson to Jean Paul Sartre including Maurice Merleau Ponty 2009 1384 567 9789644457056 1392 20 Finally done all nine volumes highly recommended Now back to Thomas. Er and showing his links to those who went before and to those who came after him The result of Copleston's prodigious labors is a history of philosophy that is Present Pasts unlikely ever to be surpassed Thought magazine summedp the general agreement among scholars and students alike when it reviewed Copleston's A History of Philosophy as broad minded and objective comprehensive and scholarly Les Altaens : Peuple turc des montagnes de Sibrie unified and well proportioned We cannot recommend it too highly.close they are