A History of Western Philosophy


Title: History of Western Philosophy

Author: Bertrand Russell

Translator: Najaf Daryabandari

Publisher: Forbidden

Subject: Philosophy, Western philosophy, Forbidden

Age category: Adult

Cover: Paperback

Number of pages: 621 p

Language: Farsi



Introducing the book A History of Western Philosophy
The History of Western Philosophy is a rewrite of a series of lessons that Russell taught in the United States from 1940 to 1943 and then prepared for publication in England in the summer of 1944. This book was Russell’s most widely read work and has always been a bestseller since its publication (1945);

But experts do not agree on its value. Some see it as an example of the power of analysis and the clarity of expression. Some also argue that the history of personal and one-sided interpretations of thinkers and philosophical schools can be very misleading as the only means of understanding the history of European thought. There are those who believe that both of these statements are more or less true.

Bertrand Russell (May 18, 1872 – February 2, 1970) was a twentieth-century English philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, sociologist, Nobel laureate, and peace activist.
In his early teens, Russell began to study works by Percy Be Shell, which changed the course of his life. He then attended Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied mathematics and philosophy. He discovered the “Russell Paradox” in 1901 and became a member of the Royal Society of British Sciences seven years later.

The History of Western Philosophy is written by Bertrand Russell and translated by Najaf Daryabandi. This volume contains the full text of the three books “Old Philosophy”, “Medieval Philosophy” and “New Philosophy”.

The introduction to philosophy states: “The notion of life and the world, which is called ‘philosophical’, is the product of two factors: Let’s use it in its broadest sense.
“Philosophers have very different views on the relationship between the involvement of these two factors in philosophical systems, but it is the existence of some of these two factors that constitutes a definite attribute of philosophy.” In part of the book we read: “There are two ways of looking at the Greeks today. One that was commonplace around the world from the Renaissance until recently, and that was a more or less superstitious respect for the Greeks, as the creator and inventor of the best things and the possessor of superhuman genius who did not reach new people longing for their status. “To nurture in the head.”

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