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By Anthony Kenny

Sir Anthony Kenny keeps his magisterial new background of Western philosophy with a desirable consultant via greater than a millennium of idea from four hundred advert onwards, charting the tale of philosophy from the founders of Christian and Islamic idea via to the Renaissance. the center a long time observed an exceptional flourishing of philosophy, and the highbrow endeavour of the period reaches its climax within the 13th and fourteenth centuries, with the platforms of the good schoolmen corresponding to Thomas Aquinas and John Duns Scotus. particularly written for a extensive well known readership, yet severe and deep sufficient to supply a real realizing of the good philosophers, Kenny's lucid and stimulating historical past turns into the definitive paintings for an individual drawn to the folk and ideas that formed the process Western proposal.

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