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This is an auction for A SHORT HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY, by Robert C. Solomon and Kathleen M. Higgs.

"This book is really more of a survey of world philosophy and religion and a history of ideas, than a straightforward treatise on philosophy as a technical subject. Traditional Western philosophy and philosophers are well represented from ancient times to the present, but one also finds pertinent figures in, and discussions of, Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The volume is strongest in its coverage of ancient, medieval, and Enlightenment thought, weakest in 20th-century thought. Written with authority (both authors are philosophy professors at the University of Texas, Austin), it is also engaging, with a conversational tone and a narrative line that draws the reader along. This is a fine overview of the subject that any interested reader will find rewarding."
- Library Journal review:

"This is a much better-written book than one would expect from philosophers. Considering the number of philosophers and complexity of their thought, A Short History of Philosophy is marvelously clear and concise. The writing is readable, its orientation is commendable, and its content is superb. You can learn a lot from this book, even if you won't come away from it remembering all the details of which philosopher said what."

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Paperback 1996.

329 pages.

Good condition.

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