By Stephen Trombley
A brief, sharp and unique survey of the improvement of all points of the Western philosophical culture from the traditional Greeks to the current day.
Stephen Trombley's A brief heritage of Western Thought, outlines the 2,500-year background of eu rules from the philosophers of Classical Antiquity to the thinkers of today.
No significant consultant of any major strand of Western inspiration escapes Trombley's cognizance: the Christian Scholastic theologians of the center a while, the good philosophers of the Enlightenment, the German idealists from Kant to Hegel; the utilitarians Bentham and Mill; the transcendentalists Emerson and Thoreau; Kierkegaard and the existentialists; the analytic philosophers Russell, Moore, Whitehead and Wittgenstein; and - final yet now not least - the 4 shapers-in-chief of our sleek international: Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein.
A brief historical past of Western Thought is a masterly distillation of two-and-a-half millennia of highbrow background, and a readable and pleasing crash direction in Western philosophy.