The first major single-author narrative of the history of philosophy for several decades
Brings to life the great minds of the past
Tells the story of one thousand years of thought: 550 BC to 450 AD
Reveals the origins of many modern ideas and issues
Written for anyone who wants to learn about the intellectual development of mankind - no prior knowledge of ancient philosophy assumed
Perfect for undergraduate use
Sir Anthony Kenny tells the fascinating story of the birth of philosophy and its remarkable flourishing in the ancient Mediterranean world. This is the first of four volumes in which he unfolds a magisterial new history of Western philosophy. Specially written for a broad popular readership, but serious and deep enough to offer a genuine understanding of the great philosophers, Kenny's lucid and stimulating history will become the definitive work for anyone interested in the people and ideas that shaped the course of Western thought.