- Paperback: 792 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (2 February 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780415325059
- ISBN-13: 978-0415325059
- ASIN: 0415325056
- Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 4.5 x 21.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
History of Western Philosophy: Volume 44 (Routledge Classics) Paperback – Import, 2 Feb 2004
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'Remains unchallenged as the perfect introduction to its subject ... exactly the kind of philosophy that most people would like to read, but which only Russell could possibly have written.' - Ray Monk, University of Southampton, UK
'Beautiful and luminous prose, not merely classically clear but scrupulously honest.' - Isaiah Berlin
'It is a witty bird's-eye view of the main figures in Western thought enlivened by references to the personalities and quirks of the thinkers themselves.' - The Week
'A great philosopher's lucid and magisterial look at the history of his own subject, wonderfully readable and enlightening.' - The Observer
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But I must say something about criticism.
First, he gave only 10 pages to Socrates. On Aristotle, Plato, you are spending about 40 to 50 pages but only 10 pages has been bestowed on Socrates, who is the source of both Aristotle (I myself call him Aristotlitis, a kind of disease) and Plato.
Second, he portrayed 'Friedrich Nietzsche' only negatively, in the way of war-loving, misogynist.
Nietzsche's exuberant insights didn't fit into the definitions of Russell's intellectualism. Russell could not understand Nietzsche and Wittgenstein and their profound insights.
In the end, I would say that one must read this great work, which is free from all the theologies and religious prejudices.