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The Passion Of The Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View - Richard Tarnas
The Passion Of The Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View
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"[This] magnificent critical survey, with its inherent respect for both the 'Westt's mainstream high culture' and the 'radically changing world' of the 1990s, offers a new breakthrough for lay and scholarly readers alike....Allows readers to grasp the big picture of Western culture for the first... show more
"[This] magnificent critical survey, with its inherent respect for both the 'Westt's mainstream high culture' and the 'radically changing world' of the 1990s, offers a new breakthrough for lay and scholarly readers alike....Allows readers to grasp the big picture of Western culture for the first time."SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLEHere are the great minds of Western civilization and their pivotal ideas, from Plato to Hegel, from Augustine to Nietzsche, from Copernicus to Freud. Richard Tarnas performs the near-miracle of describing profound philosophical concepts simply but without simplifying them. Ten years in the making and already hailed as a classic, THE PASSION OF THE WESERN MIND is truly a complete liberal education in a single volume.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345368096 (0345368096)
ASIN: 345368096
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
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Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it
4.0 The Passion Of The Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View
The author had the ability to write the story of the development of understanding our place in the universe and how we fit in it as if he were writing a novel. The narrative flows that well. He's a very good writer. The author steps the reader through the development of how we think about knowled...
Carlo
Carlo rated it
I really can’t remember how this book ended up on my to-read shelf. As I recently wanted to read a book on the history of thought like that of Bertrand Russell’s History of Western Philosophy, I picked this up since it is relatively recent and thus it would give an idea of some modern schools of tho...
Marvin's Bookish Blog
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The best single volume work on the development of Western thought. A fascinating look on how we have developed our world view starting from the ancient Greeks and going to the 20th century. A must read.
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