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The Sense Of The Past: Essays On The History Of Philosophy Bernard Williams

The Sense Of The Past: Essays On The History Of Philosophy

Bernard Williams

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ISBN : 9780521613873
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Bernard Williams (1929???2003) was by some measure the most important and influential British moral philosopher of the late twentieth century. In his hands moral philosophy was interpreted so broadly that it encompassed many other fields as well,MoreBernard Williams (1929???2003) was by some measure the most important and influential British moral philosopher of the late twentieth century. In his hands moral philosophy was interpreted so broadly that it encompassed many other fields as well, such as political philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics and the philosophy of mind. In this volume, a summation of his career, Williams was drawn to the subject of the history of philosophy which he distinguished clearly from the history of ideas. Although Williams had always argued that philosophy needs history, he wanted to show through the essays why philosophy has a need of a history of its own. Written with Williams??s characteristic verve and clarity, this volume will prove indispensable to students of philosophy, the history of ideas, classics, and religious studies, and will offer fitting testament to ???a generous and humane thinker who ??? was the outstanding moral philosopher of his age.???