Come è nata la visione del mondo occidentale, e quali sono le radici filosofiche che hanno dato forma al nostro modo di intendere la realtà? In questa guida Richard Tarnas compie la titanica impresa di ricostruire la storia delle idee e delle filosofie che hanno segnato la rotta del destino occidentale. Da Platone a Hegel, da Sant'Agostino a Nietzsche, lo studioso americano descrive con grande chiarezza i concetti filosofici più profondi. Definito un classico contemporaneo fin dalla sua uscita il volume getta una nuova luce sulla storia intellettuale e spirituale della nostra cultura.
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I really can’t remember how this book ended up on my to-read shelf. As I recently wanted to read a book on the history of thought like that of Bertrand Russell’s History of Western Philosophy, I picked this up since it is relatively recent and thus it would give an idea of some modern schools of tho Leggi tutto
For a book that describes itself as one the encompasses the Ideas that Have Shaped Our World View, there was very little mention of the roles women played. I took a class with the author, and when we brought up the invisibility of women in history, and in his book, he became defensive and told us we Leggi tutto
This is a very important, well written and dense treatise about the history of ideas in Western Civilization. The author manages to condense, in a single book, all the major stepping stones of the intellectual history of the West, and he manages to achieve this result without seriously compromising
التحديث الأول: بالأمس بدأت به، لا ثقة بالكتاب بل ثقة باسم الدار الناشرة له، وأجده كتاب جيد جداً ولا زلت في البداية، عرّفني على إجابات كانت تشكل علي مثل علاقة تعدد الآلهة عند الإغريق بالجواهر المفردة لدى أفلاطون. لكن بالطبع لا نسّلم لمؤرخ غربي يتحدث عن الغرب ولابد من تذكر قوة تأثير المركزية الغربية فيه Leggi tutto
Though this book was written in 1991, it still serves as an excellent analysis of the paralysis of the modern world. Richard Tarnas is primarily focused on philosophers and philosophy, but a glance at the present political situation reveals how strong the connection is between the loss of a common p Leggi tutto
This was a very interesting book about cultural philosophy. 95% of the book is a survey from Plato to Postmodernism. In the last 5% of the book, Tarnas uses the entire trajectory of western thought to present his reflections regarding the direction in which culture may be headed. Although my compreh Leggi tutto
Nine-tenths or so of this book is a very conventional, albeit prolix, survey of the history of philosophical thinking in the West from the pre-Socratics to the present. As a brief introduction to the history of ideas it is to be recommended. Even the wordy repetitiveness of Tarnas' exposition may fu Leggi tutto
The subject matter is fascinating. I can't say the same thing for Tarnas' writing style, however. Tarnas seems to think his book is a game of Scrabble. But you don't win points with readers when you employ unnecessary extended metaphors every other page, write the same thing over and over in differe Leggi tutto
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Joseph Campbell called this book "the most lucid and concise presentation I have read of the grand lines...of Western thought." High praise from someone who would know! Tarnas' greatest achievement, to my mind, is the lucidity of his prose which makes this an enormously readable survey of the Wester Leggi tutto
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