First encountered this thinker at university - was astounded at his prose writing for such often difficult subjects (reminded me of my own approach to writing 'about' philosophy!), and was pleased to read this massive volume several times .. you don't have to agree with all his conclusions, and really should read all the philosophers' own works to formulate your own opinions, but as an overview it is tremendously insightful and interesting....Continua
It is more like Russell's own comment on philosophy rather than a history of philosophy. Anyway, his work is comprehensive.
Simply the authoritative guide to all western philsophy from Thales to modern times. Russell is brilliant. The story of the development of western religion is an integral part of the book, as this is what drove philosophy from the Romans until after the Renissance....Continua