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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The war made it impossible for him to study for his doctorate, as once intended, at the Gregorian University in Rome, and instead Copleston was invited to return to Heythrop to teach the history of philosophy to the few remaining Jesuits there. He is a Jesuit, but is generally fair-minded, even if he does have a tendency to conclude chapters with a reaffirmation of the correctness of revealed religion, and it is not uncommon for him to make moralistic asides that, to an atheistic reader indate him and his work considerably.

Aristotelian and Platonic epistemology, metaphysics, psychology, ethics, politics and aesthetics were all summarized in a very able fashion by the author.

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My favourite chapter was perhaps Copleston’s interesting treatment of Plato’s theory of Forms. Cook – – The Classical Review 19 I was looking for an introduction to philosophy and found this set being tossed at the local library.

Those who to-day follow, or would like to follow, in the footsteps of Plato, advocating, e. History of Philosophy Vol 1 Frederick Copleston.


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The first nine volumes, originally published between and[4] were written for Catholic seminary students with the goal “of supplying Catholic ecclesiastical seminaries with a work that should be somewhat more detailed and of wider scope than the textbooks, commonly in use, and which at the same time should endeavour to exhibit the logical development and interconnection of philosophical systems.

I’m a Catholic seminarian, hi I wanted to give myself a little leg up before starting an MA in Philosophy in another language. Frexerick Copleston was a Jesuit priest, coplesston began this as a history for students in Catholic seminaries who were simultaneously studying Thomist philosophy.

History of Philosophy Volume 1: Perhaps, but plebes like me can’t understand a word of it.

As an historian of philosophy, Copleston had a philozophy reputation of cultivating a scrupulous objectivity. A decent overview of Pre-Socractic philosophy, and a good look at Plato’s theories. Social responsibility Did you know that sinceBiblio has used vilume profits to build 12 public libraries in rural villages of South America?

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Jesuits: More tools Find sellers with multiple copies Add to want list. Bookseller Completion Rate This reflects the percentage of orders the seller has received and filled. The result of Copleston’s prodigious labors is a history of philosophy that is unlikely ever to be surpassed. So why not leave them there to thrill another ex-seminarian, ex-priest, priest or just good old philosophy addict.

The volume series gives an accessible account of each philosopher’s work, and explains their relationship to the work of other philosophers. Cornell – – The Classical Review 28 Now as an ex-seminarian and Retired Catholic I have for many years recalled with nostalgia, searched high and low for these books, left traces of the Greek Philosophers in several poems, re-created poems from the fragments of my memory of the fragments of surviving text, poems of Heraclitus’ views 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 philosolhy by Almighty God.


Someone also worked out how to weigh the earth!!!

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These are difficult thinkers, and refreshingly he does not “dumb down” his treatment — his target audience of seminarians he assumes has some reading knowledge of Greek and Latin, and some prior knowlege of philosophy from a Catholic viewpoint. He has a tremendous talent for presenting what can be rather difficult concepts especially in the case of, e.

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

Volume 1, Part 1. 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 historh.

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