The Book of Dead Philosophers

Paperback $16.95

Feb 10, 2009 | 304 Pages

Ebook $14.99

Feb 10, 2009

  • Paperback $16.95

    Feb 10, 2009 | 304 Pages

  • Ebook $14.99

    Feb 10, 2009

Praise

“A provocative and engrossing invitation to think about the human condition and what philosophy can and can’t do to illuminate it.”
The Financial Times

“Rigorous, profound and frequently hilarious. . . . Critchley is an engaging, deadpan guide to the metaphysical necropolis. . . . At a time when much popular philosophy is either frivolous, dull or complacent, his is a bracingly serious and properly comic presence.”
The Daily Telegraph (UK)

Table Of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Learning How to Die – Socrates
To Die Laughing
Writing about Dead Philosophers

190 OR SO DEAD PHILOSOPHERS

Pre-Socratics, Physiologists, Sages and Sophists
Thales • Solon • Chilon • Periander •
Epimenides • Anaximander • Pythagoras •
Timycha • Heracleitus • Aeschylus •
Anaxagoras • Parmenides • Zeno of Elea •
Empedocles • Archelaus • Protagoras •
Democritus • Prodicus

Platonists, Cyrenaics, Aristotelians and Cynics
Plato • Speusippus • Xenocrates •
Arcesilaus • Carneades • Hegesias •
Aristotle • Theophrastus • Strato • Lyco •
Demetrius • Antisthenes • Diogenes •
Crates of Thebes • Hipparchia •
Metrocles • Menippus

Sceptics, Stoics and Epicureans
Anaxarchus • Pyrrho • Zeno of Citium •
Ariston • Dionysius • Cleanthes •
Chrysippus • Epicurus • Lucretius

Classical Chinese Philosophers
Kongzi (Confucius) • Laozi (Lao Tzu) • Mozi •
Mengzi (Mencius) • Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu) •
Han Feizi • Zen and the Art of Dying

Romans (Serious and Ridiculous) and Neoplatonists
Cicero • Seneca • Petronius • Epictetus •
Polemo of Laodicea • Peregrinus Proteus •
Marcus Aurelius • Plotinus • Hypatia

The Deaths of Christian Saints
St. Paul • Origen • St. Antony •
St. Gregory of Nyssa • St. Augustine • Boethius

Medieval Philosophers: Christian, Islamic and Judaic
The Venerable Bede • John Scottus Eriugena •
Al-Farabi • Avicenna (Ibn Sina) • St. Anselm •
Solomon Ibn Gabirol • Abelard •
Averroës (Ibn Rushd) • Moses Maimonides •
Shahab al-din Suhrawardi

Philosophy in the Latin Middle Ages
Albert the Great • St. Thomas Aquinas •
St. Bonaventure • Ramon Llull •
Siger of Brabant • St. John Duns Scotus •
William of Ockham

Renaissance, Reformation and Scientific Revolution
Marsilio Ficino • Pico della Mirandola •
Machiavelli • Erasmus • St. Thomas More •
Luther • Copernicus • Tycho Brahe •
Petrus Ramus • Montaigne • Giordano Bruno •
Galileo • Bacon • Campanella

Rationalists (Material and Immaterial), Empiricists
and Religious Dissenters
Grotius • Hobbes • Descartes •
Princess Elizabeth of Bohemia • Gassendi •
La Rochefoucauld • Pascal • Geulincx •
Anne Conway • Locke • Damaris Cudworth •
Spinoza • Malebranche • Leibniz •
Vico • Shaftesbury • Toland • Berkeley

Philosophes, Materialists and Sentimentalists
Montesquieu • Voltaire • Radicati di Passerano •
Madame du Châtelet • La Mettrie • Hume • Rousseau •
Diderot

Many Germans and Some Non-Germans
Winckelmann • Kant • Burke •
Wollstonecraft • Condorcet • Bentham •
Goethe • Schiller • Fichte • Hegel •
Hölderlin • Schelling • Novalis • Kleist •
Schopenhauer • Heine • Feuerbach • Stirner

The Masters of Suspicion and Some
Unsuspicious Americans
Emerson • Thoreau • Mill • Darwin •
Kierkegaard • Marx • William James •
Nietzsche • Freud • Bergson • Dewey

The Long Twentieth Century I: Philosophy in Wartime
Husserl • Santayana • Croce •
Gentile • Gramsci • Russell • Schlick •
Lukács • Rosenzweig • Wittgenstein •
Heidegger • Carnap • Edith Stein • Benjamin

The Long Twentieth Century II: Analytics, Continentals,
a Few Moribunds and a Near-death Experience
Gadamer • Lacan • Adorno • Levinas • Sartre • Beauvoir •
Arendt • Merleau-Ponty • Quine • Weil • Ayer • Camus •
Ricoeur • Barthes • Davidson • Althusser • Rawls •
Lyotard • Fanon • Deleuze • Foucault • Baudrillard •
Derrida • Debord • Dominique Janicaud •
Simon Critchley

LAST WORDS
Creatureliness

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