This lively, succinct history tells philosophy’s big story by relating developments through chronological time to the theme that philosophy is about unifying insights, not opposing systems of thought. A primary or secondary text for courses in introductory philosophy or the history of philosophy, From the Pre-Socratics to the Present presents the philosophers whose insights have had the greatest impact in the discipline.
About the Author
Daniel Kolak is a Croatian-American philosopher who works primarily in philosophy of mind, personal identity, cognitive science, philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of logic, philosophy of religion, and aesthetics. He is professor of philosophy at the William Paterson University of New Jersey and an Affiliate of the Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS). Kolak is the founder of the philosophical therapy known as cognitive dynamics.