Philosophical Tales: Being an Alternative History Revealing the Characters, the Plots, and the Hidden Scenes that make up the True Story of Philosophy

Philosophical Tales: Being an Alternative History Revealing the Characters, the Plots, and the Hidden Scenes that make up the True Story of Philosophy

Author(s): Martin Cohen

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405140362

Online ISBN: 9781444301045

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301045

About this Book

Enlightening and entertaining, Philosophical Tales examines a few of the fascinating biographical details of history's greatest philosophers (alas, mostly men) and highlights their contributions to the field. By applying the true philosophical approach to philosophy itself, the text provides us with a refreshing 'alternative history' of philosophy.


  • Opens up new philosophical debate by applying the true philosophical approach to philosophy itself

  • Provides summaries of the most celebrated and philosophically interesting tales, their backgrounds, and assessments of the leading players
  • Explores philosophers and schools of thought in one key philosophical text to supply a solid grounding in philosophical ideas and individuals
  • Shakes some of the foundations of philosophy with the aim of encouraging the reinvigoration of philosophy itself

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The Ancients

  2. Part II: More Ancients

  3. Part III: Medieval Philosophy

  4. Part IV: Modern Philosophy

  5. Part V: Enlightened Philosophy

  6. Part VI: The Idealists

  7. Part VII: The Romantics

  8. Part VIII: Recent Philosophy

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