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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the history of philosophy.


Six Superlative Sources

· Frederick Copleston. A History of Philosophy, vols 1-9. Newman Press and others, 1946-1975.

· A History of Western Philosophy, vols 1-8. Oxford University Press, 1989-2001. Each work in the series has a different author and title: volume 1, Terence Irwin, Classical Thought; volume 2, David Luscombe, Medieval Thought; volume 3, Brian P. Copenhaver and Charles B. Schmitt, Renaissance Philosophy; volume 4, John Cottingham, Rationalists; volume 5, R.S. Woolhouse, Empiricists; volume 6, John Skorupski, English-Language Philosophy, 1750 to 1945; volume 7, Robert C. Solomon, Continental Philosophy since 1750--The Rise and Fall of the Self; volume 8, Thomas Baldwin, Contemporary Philosophy: Philosophy in English since 1945.

· W.T. Jones. A History of Philosophy, vols 1-4. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1970.

· Julian Marias. History of Philosophy. Translated by Stanley Appelbaum and Clarence C. Strowbridge. Dover, 1967.

· John Herman Randall, Jr. The Making of the Modern Mind. Columbia University Press, 1976.

· Karl Loewith. From Hegel to Nietzsche: The Revolution in Nineteenth Century Thought. Columbia University Press, 1964.

Other Excellent Sources

· Louis Dupré. Passage to Modernity: An Essay in the Hermeneutics of Nature and Culture. Yale University Press, 1993.

· W.K.C. Guthrie. A History of Greek Philosophy, vols 1-6. Cambridge University Press, 1962-1981. Volume 1, The Earlier Presocratics and Pythagoreans; volume 2, The Presocratic Tradition from Parmenides to Democritus; volume 3, The Fifth-Century Enlightenment; volume 4, Plato, The Man and His Dialogues; volume 5, The Later Plato and the Academy; volume 6, Aristotle, An Encounter.

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