This sweeping history of philosophy by the author and founder of the Philosophical Library ranges from the pre-Socratics to existentialism.
In this historical survey, Dagobert D. Runes introduces readers to the major developments in philosophical inquiry that began with the ancient Greeks. In clear and accessible prose, he traces the progression of thought through influential figures such as Jesus, Muhammad, Francis Bacon, and René Descartes. He also covers a chronology of movements from the Stoics and Epicureans to the Enlightenment, logical positivism, and existentialism.
The founder and publisher of the Philosophical Library, Runes is both a philosopher and a scholar of philosophical history. In Philosophy for Everyman: From Socrates to Sartre, he carefully breaks down the key concepts of philosophy for the general reader.