A History of Western Philosophy and Its Connection with Political and Social Circumstances from the Earliest Times to the Present Day.

RUSSELL Bertrand (1946.)


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First UK edition. 8vo. 916 pp. Original grey cloth, spine lettered in yellow on brown ground, dust jacket (thin strip of faint partial offsetting to endpapers, otherwise completely clean internally; some minor chipping to tips of spine panel, otherwise a near fine, notably bright copy). London, George Allen and Unwin Ltd.

One of Russell's most influential and well-known works, charting the development of Western philosophy from the Pre-Socratics onwards, concluding with a statement of Russell’s own brand of Logical Positivism. Russell’s analysis is somewhat Janus-faced in its focus, being in part a comprehensive introduction to philosophy and at once a more social history of Western culture itself, an ambiguity for which the book would attract criticism from some quarters.

The dust jackets were printed, in accordance with Book Production War Economy Standards, on the backs of surplus military maps, with the copy presented here showing part of the Saxony region of East Germany.

Stock Code: 251848

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