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Cover of volume I
|Author||Frederick Copleston, S.J.|
|Publisher||Continuum (Worldwide), Doubleday (US & Canada), Paulist Press (US & Canada)|
|1946-1974 (volumes 1-9), 1956 (volume 11), 1986 (volume 10)|
|Pages||5,344 (volumes 1-11) (2003 Continuum editions)|
The work provides extensive coverage of Western philosophy from the Pre-Socratics through John Dewey, Bertrand Russell, George Edward Moore, Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. The first nine volumes, originally published between 1946 and 1974, were written for Catholic seminary students with the goal "of supplying Catholic ecclesiastical seminaries with a work that should be somewhat more detailed and of wider scope than the textbooks, commonly in use, and which at the same time should endeavour to exhibit the logical development and interconnection of philosophical systems." A tenth volume was added in 1986, and the eleventh is actually a collection of essays which appeared in 1956 as Contemporary Philosophy.
The following is a summary of contents (not a full table of contents) for the eleven volumes:
This and the following book are only included in the Continuum edition. The Doubleday edition only contains the original nine volumes.
Included as Volume 11 in the Continuum edition, Logical Positivism and Existentialism is actually a collection of essays, which appeared in 1956 as Contemporary Philosophy. It covers Logical positivism and Existentialism.