The Dream of Reason by Anthony Gottlieb
A History of Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance

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The author re-examines the basic assumptions of philosophical thought from the pre-Socratic philosophers to Erasmus.
 

About Anthony Gottlieb

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Anthony Gottlieb is the executive editor of The Economics and writes regularly for the New York times Book Review.
 
Published January 1, 2001 by W. W. Norton & Company. 352 pages
Genres: Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Gottlieb charts the transformation of philosophical thought in the Middle Ages not as a means of discovering the truth about the world and humankind, but “as above all a guide to life and a source of comfort.” He gives medieval philosophy a scant hundred pages, but given its comparative aridity m...

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Histories of philosophy tend either to be prodigious, learned works, like F.C. Copleston's A History of Philosophy, or idiosyncratic tracts of scholarly obfuscation, like Bertrand Russell's A History

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Even 'Mrs Aristotle' finds her chastened place in Gottlieb's lively perspective.

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