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Felsefe tarihi hakkında okuduğum en kapsamlı ve özenli eserdi. Temin etmekte çok zorlandım ancak okurken her kuruşunun hakkını verdi. Meselelerin ve kişilerin sadece felsefi yönüyle değil siyasi, toplumsal ve bilimsel yönleri üzerinde de durması ayrıca güzel. Anlatımı çok başarılı. Çevirisi de sıkıntı çıkarmadı.
So I was looking over my bookshelves, trying to pick out my next "serious" book to read, when I came across the five-volume W. T. Jones series on the history of philosophy that I had read some 40 years ago at the College of Alameda. Since then, I've read a lot of philosophy books, and many by the thinkers themselves, and I confess that the outline of the philosophical project had gotten a little blurry over time. So why not, I thought, go back to this survey of Western philosophy, both to sharpe...
W.T. Jones' first volume of his A History of Western Philosophy series cannot be compared favourably to Copleston's lucid and profound text, nor to Russell's readable and engagingly light history/introduction. Jones operates in the middle ground between Copleston's depth and Russell's brevity.The one advantage that Jones provides, especially in the first volume, is his extended use of extended primary sources and quotations. I would hazard a rather unscientific guess that roughly one third of th...
This book is made up of a third on Plato and a third on Aristotle sandwiched between philosophical developments pre-Plato and post-aristotle. Your ideas drive your life. And it's been empowering to get context on where popular ideas today were founded. I love Raphael's painting of Plato and Aristotle together, the teacher pointing to the sky and his best pupil pointing to the ground, representing where each derives truth and ethics. Lot's to learn. Here's my Notes from the book:https://docs.goog...
Generally speaking, if a book takes five years to read it is difficult to assess the whole book. As such, I could only really assess from Aristotle to The Stoics and even then that would be pointless. This was one of my History of Philosophy textbooks from college and I decided 5 years ago to reread all of my college textbooks. Obviously my plans morphed and changed. Hence, the five years. But it is not a habit of mine to not finish a book I begin. One interesting passage struck me in light of a...
It is a very good book. W.T Jones is very good at presenting the different schools and then separating his evaluation of them from the explanation. If you want to get a sense of Greek philosophy this is the book for you. It could however use a better ending
My favorite history of philosophy, this is a rigorous but readable source for understanding the essential ideas of major philosophers. This volume includes excellent commentaries on both Aristotle and Plato. But it also covers the Presocratics and other philosophers preceding Plato and concludes with a discussion of the late Classical period. The Roman era is included with coverage of Cicero, Marcus Aurelius and stoicism. The volume is enhanced with a glossary and valuable suggestions for furthe...
Ugh..There is a need for a good series on comprehensive philosophy, very much indeed. But Jones is not a wise choice to satisfy this need. I can only recommend Copleston instead. This work of Jones is faulty, confusing and his writing is unorderly. Although his writing gets better in his later works, this is a very bad start. Not suitable for beginners, but could maybe be useful for the novice as a complementary work. But the price-tag simply does not justify. Avoid and go Copleston instead.
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 rememberances and nostalgia.
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 others I did if for fun when I had the time :-) Not so easy reading though......
Wonderful comprehensive book of the earlier philosophers and their teachings. Here it is 2016 and it seems very sad that after all these years the western philosophy has brought us to the point that america may actually vote an idiot and fool as their leader. Unbelievable !!!!!!!I suppose Robert Maynard Hutchins had it right in his wonderful book 'Education For Freedom'.
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 interesting.
This 5-volume series has the advantage of having lengthy excerpts (where available) from original sources. It is annoying how slanted the author's comments are by his own, unarticulated philosophy and assumptions. The series is, in my opinion, only worth owning for its selections of original material.
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.
Great look at Western Philosophy
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standard textbook material for an undergraduate course, perhaps. good narrative coverage of the principals; needs supplements with, yaknow, the texts themselves.