What makes a philosopher great? (Record no. 560843)

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fixed length control field 01941 a2200181 4500
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ISBN 9781138936164
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Transcribing agency IIT Kanpur
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Language code of text/sound track or separate title eng
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Classification number 109.2
Item number W556
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Title What makes a philosopher great?
Remainder of title thirteen arguments for twelve philosophers
Statement of responsibility, etc edited by Stephen Hetherington
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Name of publisher Routledge
Year of publication 2018
Place of publication New York
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Number of Pages x, 272p
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc This book is inspired by a single powerful question. What is it to be great as a philosopher? No single grand answer is presumed to be possible; instead, rewardingly close studies of philosophical greatness are developed. This is a scholarly yet accessible volume, blending metaphilosophy with the long history of philosophy and traversing centuries and continents. The result is a series of case studies by accomplished scholars, each chapter trying to understand and convey a particular philosopher’s greatness:

Lloyd P. Gerson on Plato

Karyn Lai on Zhuangzi

David Bronstein on Aristotle

Jonardon Ganeri on Buddhaghosa

Jeffrey Hause on Aquinas

Gary Hatfield on Descartes

Karen Detlefsen on du Châtelet

Don Garrett on Hume

Allen Wood on Kant (as a moral philosopher)

Nicholas F. Stang on Kant (as a metaphysician)

Ken Gemes on Nietzsche

Cheryl Misak on Peirce

David Macarthur on Wittgenstein

This also serves a larger philosophical purpose. Might we gain increased clarity about what philosophy is in the first place? After all, in practice we individuate philosophy partly through its greatest practitioners’ greatest contributions.

The book does not discuss every philosopher who has been regarded as great. The point is not to offer a definitive list of The Great Philosophers, but, rather, to learn something about what great philosophy is and might be, from illuminated examples of past greatness.
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Topical Term Philosophers
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Topical Term Philosophy
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Personal name Hetherington, Stephen [ed.]
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        General Stacks P K Kelkar Library, IIT Kanpur P K Kelkar Library, IIT Kanpur 2019-11-11 60 2169.12 109.2 W556 A184928 2711.40 Books

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