Here in one convenient volume are Volumes VII, VIII, and IX - complete and unabridged - of the acclaimed reference work that has dominated the field of philosophy for two decades. Volume VII considers such world-famous modern Western philosophers as Fichte, Schelling, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Schopenhauer Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche. Volume VIII, on British empiricism, the idealist movement in Great Britain, idealism in America, the pragmatist movement, and the revolt against idealism, covers such thinkers as Bentham, Herbert Spencer, T. H. Green, Bradley, Bosanquet, Royce, C. S. Peirce, William James, G. E. Moore, John Dewey, and Bertrand Russell. Volume IX presents the prominent French philosophical thinkers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with full attention to the themes of human freedom and man in society - including Maine de Biran, Comte, Henri Bergson, Garrigou-Lagrange, and Sartre.
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