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A History of Western Philosophy Themes

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Problems in Philosophy

Bertrand Russell's account of the development of philosophy traces its very beginning as they occurred in the ancient times throughout the ages. Through this work he outlines the major characteristics and important influences. Early philosophical achievements were differently approached to the extent that they interlaced personal experiences that proved to be profound in terms of their future effects. Their scientific nature as part of the way to explain and understand the world were more predominant than their political or social aspects. The emphasis on rational and mathematical analysis stemmed from personal but also internal systems that shaped predominant approaches even though at times facing ill-fated consequences, such as sentencing Socrates to death or attempting to prove godliness by others.

The analysis of all the directions that philosophy underwent throughout the time unveils various influences that were crucial in the way it developed. Although presenting various perspectives...

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