Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View
Random House Publishing Group, 19 de out de 2011 - 560 páginas
"[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 CHRONICLE
Here 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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LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - pessoanongrata - LibraryThing
i wish a teacher would have put this in my hands in high school, or freshman year of college. it's a great starting point for exploring the history of western thought and culture. Ler resenha completa
LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - galacticus - LibraryThing
Excellent introduction to western philosophy. The writing is lucid allowing for a quick read. I rated 3 stars because the author deviates from the topic at hand into personal beliefs as odd as Plato's explanation of the male female disunion. Ler resenha completa
Critical Scholasticism and Ockhams Razor
The Rebirth of Classical Humanism
At the Threshold
The Scientific Revolution
The Philosophical Revolution
The Transformation of the Modern Era
The SelfCritique of the Modern Mind
The Emergence of Christianity
Classical Elements and the Platonic Inheritance
The Conversion of the Pagan Mind
Contraries Within the Christian Vision
Further Contraries and the Augustinian Legacy
The Holy Spirit and Its Vicissitudes
The Virgin Mary and the Mother Church
The Transformation of the Medieval Era
The Quest of Thomas Aquinas
Further Developments in the High Middle Ages
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