With an aerial approach to history, the author of over 30 books and a firm believer that philosophy is a license to understand what one thinks about the world, A.C. Grayling brings to us an epic tale of philosophy through The History of Philosphy.
The History of Philosophy is an exploration of ideas, views and teachings of some of the most creative minds known to humanity. The author takes us on a journey through the world-views and moralities before the age of Buddha, Confucius and Socrates, the effect of renaissance, Christianity’s dominance to Mill, Nietzsche, Sartre and where philosophy stands today. The narrative spans civilizations and continents. Grayling presents a comparative study of the philosophical traditions of India, China, and Persian- Arabic world. Apart from the details of the influential thinkers and their work, he also asks what we have learnt from the body of thought and what progress is yet to be made.
This single-volume of history of an intellectual journey looks at the way ideas impact society and change things, how they evolve and change the way we live. It deepens our knowledge on how one set of ideas gave birth to another as well as a route map on how social and political cataclysm shaped history.