Know the World

History of philosophy 1

Original Title: Erkenne die Welt

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 576 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in., 15 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-442-31262-7
€ 22.99 [D] | € 23.70 [A] | CHF 32.50 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Goldmann

Date of publication: October 12, 2015
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Richard David  Precht - Know the World


Richard David Precht explains the important questions mankind has asked across the centuries.

In Know the World, the first volume of a vast three-part history of philosophy, Richard David Precht illuminates the development of Western thought from antiquity to the Middle Ages. Knowledgeable and in great detail he sheds light onto the big questions humans have long asked themselves and traces the history of ideas from the origins of occidental philosophy on the beautiful coasts of Asia Minor to the cloisters, churches and centres of power of the Late Middle Ages. Embedding it in the political, economic and social zeitgeist, he opens up philosophical thought to a wide public.

This book helps readers to gain deep insight into the history of philosophy, to structure this knowledge and to delve into this sheer inexhaustible wealth of thought.

•More than 2.8 million copies of Precht's books sold in Germany

"Knowledgeably and clearly, Precht presents how … Socrates, Plato, and in particular Aristotle laid the foundations for Western thought and philosophy."



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