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I read The Story of Philosophy by Will Durant around

Review: ★★★★★

I didn’t want this one to end. The philosophies of individuals, the environments that fostered them, the conclusions (un)realized by embracing them as the bedrock of belief is infinitely fascinating. I have little frame of reference for the wide world of philosophy, but it felt like the author gave a fair introduction to all the people covered, finding appreciation for the contributions of their philosophy while not holding back the sparring punches of criticism in apparent shortcomings.


The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest Philosophers
Will Durant
9780671739164 (find it on Bookshop, IndieBound, WorldCat, or Open Library)