André Comte-Sponville's brilliant and thought-provoking follow-up to A Short Treatise on the Great Virtues is an ambitious introduction to the central concepts of philosophy, from morality to death, from liberty to wisdom.
The first biography in a generation of one of the most influential thinkers in the history of philosophy. Written with impressive skill and confidence. . . . Insight and scholarship give this biography an honoured place, if not eternity, than at least for several decades to come. - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH.
From Plato to Wittgenstein and from Aquinas to Heidegger, the volume provides lively, in-depth and up-to-date historical analysis of all the key figures, schools and movements of Western philosophy. Richard Popkin has assembled 63 leading scholars to forge a highly approachable chronological account of the development of Western philosophical traditions.
The essential philosophical writings of one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers are now published for the first time in a single volume with an introduction and afterword by the celebrated writer Roberto Calasso.