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.
Jesus was no Christian, and his friends made no effort to break away from Jesus's religion, Judaism. What we call Christianity began with a Jew from Eastern Turkey known to the world as Paul of Tarsus.
'A brilliantly entertaining and profound study of apocalypses throughout history, written by one of the world's most eminent historians. Hugely entertaining...bristling with insight... A brilliant work' - Literary Review