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Brief, accessible, and affordable, these pocket-sized volumes offer the essential introductions to the great philosophers of the Western tradition-from Plato to Wittgenstein.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.52" Width: 6.51" Height: 1.64" Weight: 1.95 lbs.
Release Date Jul 14, 2000
ISBN 0415928176 ISBN13 9780415928175
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More About Ray Monk & Frederic Raphael
RAY MONK is the author of Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius, for which he was awarded the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize, and a two-volume biography of Bertrand Russell. He is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton.
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the best kind of introductory philosophy Aug 28, 2003
i love ray monk's chapter on russell, showing in crisp, simple prose the increditably complex journey that russell took in moving from his 'class' conception on the foundations of math. to his eventual 'no-class' theory.
up to now, only expert, technical books have dealt with this subject. now an expert philosopher has explained it in a very exciting way to laymen, one of the best & exciting intro. essay to philosophy of math. and analytic philosophy. Definitely a text to consider for use in undergraduate intro. classes in analytic philosophy.
i like some of the other essays as well, while a few i have yet to read. strange though, that a book on the great philosophers would omit aristotle, kant & frege. but monk said publication deadline was to blame.