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Recounts the story of the birth of philosophy, spanning more than a thousand years and offering a genuine understanding and insightful critique of the work of philosophers including Thales, Socrates, Epictetus, Pythagoras, and Augustine, among others.
Heres a lively, hilarious, not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical traditions, schools, concepts, and thinkers. It's Philosophy 101 for those who know not to take all this heavy stuff too seriously.
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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy is the most ambitious international philosophy project for a generation. It is the first multi-volume encyclopedia to be published in the field for thirty years and the first ever to be published in both print and electronic formats.
World Philosophy: Essay-Reviews of 225 Major Works provides substantial scholarly examinations of most of the key works needed to understand the major trends in world philosophy from ancient Greece to the mid-20th century.
Encyclopædia Britannica Online includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopedia and the Britannica Book of the Year. Through this service, you can find more than 118,000 articles, updated and revised by Encyclopædia Britannica editors and contributors; over 14,000 illustrations, including photographs, drawings, maps, and flags; and more than 215,000 entries--including definitions, pronunciation guides, and word histories.
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Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of more than 120,000 literary figures from all time periods in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, etc. Full-text, excerpted, and commissioned essays. Explanations and overviews of prominent literary works. Links to about 5,000 Web sites on major authors and their works. Timeline placing literature within historical context. 2,300 author portraits. Search by author, title, genre, literary movement or theme.
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Western Philosophy traces the evolution of philosophy from classical Greece, its development in Europe through the medieval period and the enlightenment into modern existentialist thought.
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