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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Socially, they had helped me reintegrate with old high school friends, many of whom I hadn’t seen for the nine years I’d been away in college and seminary.

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The result of Copleston’s prodigious labors is a history of philosophy that is unlikely ever to be surpassed. Philosohy categories specified categorize this paper.

This reflects the percentage of orders the seller has received and filled. 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.

I do commend his scho I was looking for an introduction to philosophy and found this set being tossed at the local library. I philoslphy particularly like the large amount of Greek and Latin terminology and quotations. Moreover, it by no means follows that what has been found successful in the breeding of animals, will also prove successful when applied to the human race, for man has a rational soul which is not intrinsically dependent on matter but is directly created by Almighty God.


Robin Waterfield – – Oxford University Press. One of the best introductions to ancient Greek philosophy out there. Father Copleston as a convert and Jesuit priest took on the task of writing these books for Catholic Seminarian Students of Philosophy because what they had was not too impressive.

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

Try adding this search to your want list. Philoslphy, the next step was to study philosophy and to do so much copleaton systematically than previously. 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.

This was especially a problem when dealing with Aristotle’s various classifications provided all in untranslated Greekand especially the Latin Stoics, where Copleston, rather than summing up their thought in English, often provided a paragraph-length Latin block quotation from e.

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International customers will be reimbursed a portion of unused shipping charges. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Other books in the series. Accessories such as Rrederick, codes, toys, may not be included. In any case, every single volume of the series, including the second, is in my to-read list for now.

Added to PP index Total downloads 26of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 11 45, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? I was enjoying the book but could no longer comprehend it. A History of Philosophy is no easy read, This work gives a comprehensive summary of Western philosophy from the early Ionian thinkers to Plotinian Neo-Platonism. Some philosophers were atheists.


Copleston adopted a number of honorary roles throughout the remainder of his career. His lectures were published under the title Religion and the One, and were largely a metaphysical tract attempting to express themes perennial in philosopjy thinking and more personal than in his history. His discussion of Plato and Aristotle occupies most of the book, and is very thorough, and probably as accurate as could be hoped for in a book this size.

I was looking for an introduction to philosophy and found this set being tossed at the local library.

A decent overview of Pre-Socractic philosophy, and a good look at Plato’s theories. Apr 06, Pmacdougald rated it really liked it. Return to Book Page. Best of all, it’s free. Please give us dumb-dumbs a chance to digest what your saying.

He wrote this for Catholic priests who had a training in classical languages, something the layman u A great introduction to philosophy. Copleston concludes with a helpful summary which plausibly sets forth the thesis that many facets of ancient Greek philosophy served as a kind of preparatio evangelica for Christianity. This article has no associated abstract. Copleston like Kenny sometimes “geeks out” so much over a particular philosopher that he adds too much for the student coleston other times he quotes directly from Greek and Latin sources, without translating them and this will also frustrate beginners.