A Journey through Philosophy in 101 Anecdotes, Paperback / softback Book

A Journey through Philosophy in 101 Anecdotes Paperback / softback


Nicholas Rescher presents the first comprehensive chronology of philosophical anecdotes, spanning from antiquity to the current era.

He introduces us to the major thinkers, texts, and historical periods of Western philosophy, recounting many of the stories philosophers have used over time to engage with issues of philosophical concern: questions of meaning, truth, knowledge, value, action, and ethics.

Rescher's anecdotes touch on a wide range of themes-from logic to epistemology, ethics to metaphysics-and offer much insight into the breadth and depth of philosophical inquiry.

This book illustrates the various ways philosophers throughout history have viewed the issues in their field, and how anecdotes can work to inform and encourage philosophical thought.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 168 pages
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
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  • Category: Philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780822963356


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