Akijar Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Wow, understanding modern philosophy is tough. But I still struggled to totally grasp what some of the major figures were rogerr to say and the significance of their thought. The writing is hard to follow.
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Shelves: philosophy Roger Scruton is a man of strong opinions who manages to understand other opinions while not necessarily sharing them Modern philosophy is a little out of my field, aside from a couple undergraduate classes in modern philosophy, Hume, Kant, Neitzsche and Kierkegaard many years ago , I have always focused on Medieval philosophy.
There were a few philosophers for whom I only had a passing acquaintance before reading this book, a few who were only names and footnotes to me. So I figured I should Roger Scruton is a man of strong opinions who manages to understand other opinions while not necessarily sharing them Modern philosophy is a little out of my field, aside from a couple undergraduate classes in modern philosophy, Hume, Kant, Neitzsche and Kierkegaard many years ago , I have always focused on Medieval philosophy.
So I figured I should brush up on it. Firstly, I trust him as a guide. While I found Russell very dismissive of ideas he did not share, and Copleston reads something like Wikipedia, Scruton walks the reader through gently. But he also fairly criticises each philosopher and notes the history of the criticism. The philosophers themselves seem to be in dialogue in this book. But he does not mis the opportunity to interject his own wit and illuminate the discussion in his own way.
I have a relatively strong background in Classical and Medieval thought, so this book was a natural outgrowth of those thinkers and their ideas. But, faced with the bewildering variety of the conclusions, the contradictions of the methods, and the darkness of the premises of the philosophers, the lay reader might well feel that this aim is either unfulfillable, or at best a pious hope rather than a serious intention And yet we find no such thing" p.
One of the best book to get an idea about how philosophy evolved from the days of Descartes. This book manages to summarize some of the most difficult material in philosophy without sacrificing too many important details and distinctions.
Breve Historia da Filosofia Moderna
Filosofía Moderna - Roger Scruton.pdf
R. Scruton (2013), Breve historia de la filosofía moderna