Filosofía moderna: una introducción sinóptica. Front Cover. Roger Scruton. Cuatro Vientos, Bibliographic information. QR code for Filosofía moderna . Historia de la filosofía moderna: de Descartes a Wittgenstein. Front Cover. Roger Scruton. Península, – Fiction – pages. FILOSOFIA MODERNA by ROGER SCRUTON at – ISBN – ISBN – CUATRO VIENTOS – – Softcover.
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I would definitely recommend it for laymen and undergraduates, however, I felt that the authors own biases came to the fore on occasion and the section on phenomenology, existentialism and Heidegger left moderma to be desired.
The presence of that latter book appears quite a few times here: One of the best book to get an idea about how philosophy evolved from the days of Descartes. In fact he had little to direct against him.
Nov 18, Lukas op de Beke rated it it was amazing. I would advise avoidance, especially if you’re not already a fairly knowledgeable student of philosophy and thus able to parse this reader-unfriendly text. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Scruton modefna his biases, but they are so well known and therefore apparent and mostly harmless.
He teaches in both England and America and is a Visiting Professor at Department of Philosophy and Fellow of Blackfriars Hall, Oxford, he is also a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Sir Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher who has published more than forty books in philosophy, aesthetics and politics. I have mixed feelings.
In he published two books, The Disappeared and later in the autumn, Fools Frauds and Firebrands. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. But I still struggled to totally grasp what some of the major figures were trying to say and the significance of their thought. Firstly, I trust him as a guide. From the point of view of someone seeking to grasp what concerned these thinkers, the book was very clear on Cartesianism and the idealists; less clear on the empiricists until Kant inclusively.
There were a few philosophers for whom I only had a passing acquaintance before reading this book, a few who were only names and footnotes to me. I have Copleston’s entire 9 volume History of Philosophy set and Bertrand Russell’s entertaining History of Western Philosophy but decided to begin my return to modern philosophy with Scruton for a couple of reasons.
A good overview of a wide range of modern philosophers.
Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Part of me wants to give this book a worse rating, but I know that’s likely not fair because I couldn’t understand everything. Good on the moderns since Frege. I got bogged down, surprisingly, in the section on Locke and Berkeley. Too dense for a beginner.
In detail, I particularly liked the parts on Kant, Frege and Wittgenstein.
It was comforting whenever Scruton admits that a particular thinker’s interpreters don’t even know what to do with certain things that person said. Want to Read saving…. Again I especially liked Scruton’s take on Hegel, but also Hobbes, Locke and then Marx, as well as filoskfia utilitarianism of Bentham and Mill, are all duly covered here. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Scruton is clear and as interesting as the dull subject of modern philosophy will allow.
Granted this book is a “short” history of modern philosophy. Scruton uses Russell as a foil, receiving from him his humourous, clear style, yet maintaining a commitment to a semblance of ecumenicalism.
Painting a portrait of modern philosophy that is vivid and animated, Scruton introduces us to some of the greatest philosophical problems invented in roge period and pursued ever since. There’s also a smart advisory section on which books to read per philosopher to gain a better understanding of their views, in fact, I think I should read more on Descartes.
In detail, Fulosofia particularly liked the parts on K A modena overview of a wide range of modern philosophers. He allows each scrutno to express themselves and he emphasizes each philosophers’ contribution to western thought. So I figured I should brush up on it. Roger Scruton is a man of strong opinions who manages to understand other opinions while not necessarily sharing them Modern philosophy is a little out of my field, aside from a couple undergraduate classes in modern philosophy, Hume, Kant, Neitzsche and Kierkegaard many years agoI have always focused on Medieval philosophy.
Nevertheless I found the introduction very appealing, Scruton’s “meta”-philosophy is very to the point- he touches on questions such as “is there every progress in philosophy? One more positive takeaway is that the discussions on modern political philosophy were easier to understand and fascinating, especially the discussion about whether or not people have “rights” to anything or not.
This is definitely not the book to read if you’re only just jumping into philosophy as many of the chapters can be difficult to follow along, and it would be a lot easier if you moserna already aware of many of the terms used.
The presentations of Leibniz and Spinoza in particular are a masterwork of clarity, and the section on Kant is as good as can be expected, when dealing with ideas the meaning of which nobody is actually sure.