UNDERSTANDING THE GREAT PHILOSOPHERS by Henry Thomas

UNDERSTANDING THE GREAT PHILOSOPHERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The original title of this work was ""Philosophy Made Easy""; that moniker is certainly more apt than the one above. Henry Thomas, Ph. D., is a popularizer of ""knowledge"", a sort of Hemirik van Loon without his charm. He attempts to tell the whole story of philosophy, scanning the wisdom of the ages for aspiring souls, finding that it is like faith ""a united stream"", a ""Cosmic drama: one God, one living world, one human brotherhood, and one supreme law"". Unfortunately, luminaries like Leibnitz, Hume, Hegel, Mill, Husserl and Whitehead do not get chapters, but twinklers Bacon, Rousseau, Voltaire, Emerson and . Credit Dr. Thomas with a synoptic view of Eastern thought, some interesting sidelights on the pre-Socratles and a pleasantly enthusiastic, anecdotal approach toward finding a ""simple and serene path through the complicated jungle of life"". A philosophical Book of For the post Halliburton stage.

Publisher: Doubleday