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The Passion of the Western Mind (Bargain Book)

Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View
Paperback Book
April, 1993
$8.99 CAD
Publisher’s Description: 

A major inquiry into the evolution our culture’s consciousness, from the dawn of Western civilization to the dawn of the 21st century, this is really a full liberal education in a single volume. As Stan Grof says, “This is the most creative and comprehensive treatment of the history of Western thought I know....The book is a real masterpiece.”

Here are the great minds of Western civilization and their pivotal ideas, from Plato to Hegel, from Augustine to Nietzsche, from Copernicus to Freud. Tarnas (Professor of Philosophy at the California Institute of Integral Studies and former program director at Esalen for years) performs the near-miracle of describing profound philosophical concepts simply but without simplifying them.

Ten years in the making, it’s already hailed as a new classic. During its time in gestation, Joseph Campbell read it, and wrote: “The most lucid and concise presentation I have read, of the grand lines of what every student should know about the history of Western thought. The writing is elegant and carries the reader with the momentum of a novel... It is really a noble performance.”


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