The Classical Mind (A History of Western Philosophy)

A HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY examines the nature of philosophical enterprise and philosophy's role in Western culture. Jones and Fogelin weave key passages from classic philosophy works into their comments and criticisms, giving A HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY the combined advantages of a source book and textbook. The text concentrates on major figures in each historical period, combining exposition with direct quotations from the philosophers themselves. The text places philosophers in appropriate cultural context and shows how their theories reflect the concerns of their times.

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By Irwan (Oslo, Norway) · ★★★☆☆ · August 04, 2007
I took an intro to philosophy in my early years in the Univ of Oslo. It was obligatory and not a few fellow students fussed about it. I, a little strangely, found it interesting. It was my first formal exposure to the western philosophy.

Had to read this book, some chapters are obligatory, some o... ...more
By pjr8888 (Las Vegas, NV) · ★★★★☆ · January 25, 2010
this was a reader in my "anciet philosophy" class as an undergraduate at thepontifical college, John Klienz was the professor. it has numerous markings and underlings thrughout.
if i tried to capsulize "what i learned from this book", i'm afraid i would be writing for days and slip into a vally of... ...more
By Alison (The United States) · ★★☆☆☆ · December 30, 2011
Not an easy read. My philosophy class started in chapter 4 which is about Plato, and I was lost! I read the first three chapters and then chapter 4 came alive for me. Now I understand the need for Plato's Theory of Forms. The second time reading about Plato's works was easier and actually interes... ...more
By Nigel (Wichita, KS) · ★★★☆☆ · April 06, 2008
Well written history of philosophy from Thales through to the late Classical Period. Jones places too much focus on the political and moral philosophies of Plato and Aristotle, while other areas get short changed; especially the Epicureans and the Stoics. ...more
By Yes (Inglewood, CA) · February 12, 2013
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By sologdin · ★★☆☆☆ · November 12, 2014
standard textbook material for an undergraduate course, perhaps. good narrative coverage of the principals; needs supplements with, yaknow, the texts themselves. ...more
By Lee (Cape Girardeau, MO) · ★★★★★ · August 31, 2008
Great look at Western Philosophy ...more