Subtitle Books that Shaped the World
The Philosophers' Library features the most important philosophy manuscripts and books as stepping stones to take your through the history of philosophy.
By cataloguing the history of philosophy via its key works, this book reflects the physical results of human thinking and endeavour; brilliant thought manifested in titles that literally changed the course of knowledge, sometimes by increments, and sometimes with revolutionary impact.
From the very earliest recorded works of Ancient Egyptian thought, through Ancient Greece and Rome, tracing the origins of Chinese philosophy and the emergence of Bhuddism, through the Renaissance and Enlightenment in Europe, the emergence of Liberalism, Nihilism, Communism and Fascism in the 19th and 20th Centuries, and right into the post-postmodern present, this book takes readers on a fascinating and insightful journey through a history of human thought, stopping off at the key texts which have marked this evolution.
This is a unique book of books, all as beautiful as they are important, whether they be ancient, modern or those in-between. Eye-catching antique fonts on leather covers, inked illustrations on vellum, and inspiring graphics on well-worn jackets draw the reader in.
Each book is detailed with publication date and title, the author is described, his or her key work outlined, and its context highlighted. The text brings these books as artefacts to life, telling the story of what philosophy was and is, how it appeared and when