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Will Durant is the author of a 704 page book titled The Story of Philosophy. This work describes the lives and opinions of the greater philosophers. The period of time covered begins in the early centuries before Christ (B.C.) with the famous Greek philosophers Socrates and Plato. Aristotle and beginning Greek science are presented as these early centuries close. The following fifteen hundred years are summarized with moderate historical detail. Durant provides little historical information about Thomas Aquinas, Scholasticism and other philosophical schools of slight interest to him. He states this period of European domination by Roman Catholicism is led by medieval theologians who turn the thought of Aristotle into the foundation for medieval theology.
Durant skips over the dark period of thought from Aristotle to the Renaissance. Francis Bacon summarily rejects these centuries of philosophical misuse by opposing the cult of Aristotle.... View more of the The Story of Philosophy Summary
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