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The Resource Witcraft : the invention of philosophy in English, Jonathan Rèe

Witcraft : the invention of philosophy in English, Jonathan Rèe

Label
Witcraft : the invention of philosophy in English
Title
Witcraft
Title remainder
the invention of philosophy in English
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Rèe
Title variation
Invention of philosophy in English
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An ambitious new history of philosophy in English that broadens the canon to include many lesser-known figures. Ludwig Wittgenstein once wrote that "philosophy should be written like poetry." But philosophy has often been presented more prosaically as a long trudge through canonical authors and great works. But what, Jonathan Rée asks, if we instead saw the history of philosophy as a haphazard series of unmapped forest paths, a mass of individual stories showing endurance, inventiveness, bewilderment, anxiety, impatience, and good humor? Here, Jonathan Rée brilliantly retells this history, covering such figures as Descartes, Locke, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Mill, James, Frege, Wittgenstein, and Sartre. But he also includes authors not usually associated with philosophy, such as William Hazlitt, George Eliot, Darwin, and W. H. Auden. Above all, he uncovers dozens of unremembered figures--puritans, revolutionaries, pantheists, feminists, nihilists, socialists, and scientists--who were passionate and active readers of philosophy, and often authors themselves. Breaking away from high-altitude narratives, he shows how philosophy finds its way into ordinary lives, enriching and transforming them in unexpected ways." --
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1948-
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Rée, Jonathan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Philosophy, British
  • Philosophy, American
  • Philosophers
  • Philosophers
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
Witcraft : the invention of philosophy in English, Jonathan Rèe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : towards a revolution -- Philosophy learns English -- Puritans, philosophers, comedians -- Politics, religion and the two new philosophies -- New philosophy, new history -- Politics, paradise and personal identity -- The spirit of progress -- Intelligent love -- A collection of nonsense
Control code
on1089894205
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 746 pages
Isbn
9780300247367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089894205
Label
Witcraft : the invention of philosophy in English, Jonathan Rèe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : towards a revolution -- Philosophy learns English -- Puritans, philosophers, comedians -- Politics, religion and the two new philosophies -- New philosophy, new history -- Politics, paradise and personal identity -- The spirit of progress -- Intelligent love -- A collection of nonsense
Control code
on1089894205
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 746 pages
Isbn
9780300247367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089894205

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