Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View

Passion of the Western Mind

Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View

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ISBN10: 0345368096 ISBN13: 9780345368096 Publisher: Ballantine Books Published: Apr 1 1993 Weight: 1.35lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.50" Language: English

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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 time."
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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