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Philosophers Behaving Badly - Nigel Rodgers

Philosophers Behaving Badly

Paperback Published: 1st December 2004
ISBN: 9780720612196
Number Of Pages: 200

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An engaging and often hilarious survey of the far-from-fusty extra-curricular activities of some of philosophy’s finest practitioners Philosophers Behaving Badly examines the lives of eight great philosophers—Rousseau, whose views on education and the social order seem curiously at odds with his own outrageous life; Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, two giants of the 19th century whose words seem ever more relevant today; and five immensely influential philosophers of the 20th century, Russell, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Sartre, and Foucault.

A Cautionary Note...p. 7
Introductionp. 9
Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Philosopher as Victimp. 15
Arthur Schopenhauer: The Rebarbative Bodhisattvap. 41
Friedrich Nietzsche: A Sickly Ubermenschp. 63
Feature: Nietzsche and Nazismp. 91
Bertrand Russell: The Mathematics of Human Behaviourp. 93
Ludwig Wittgenstein: Anger and Asceticismp. 125
Martin Heidegger: Magician, Predator, Peasant and Nazip. 151
Feature: The Heloise Complexp. 179
Jean-Paul Sartre: Intellectual Tyranny, Charm and Bad Faithp. 181
Feature: Women Philosophers Behaving Badlyp. 203
Michel Foucault: Madness, Sex and Punishmentp. 205
Feature: Demetrius, Philosopher King of Athensp. 225
Postscriptp. 227
Further Readingp. 229
Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9780720612196
ISBN-10: 0720612195
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st December 2004
Publisher: Peter Owen Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.31

Nigel Rodgers


About the Author


Nigel Rodgers has a degree in history and history of art from Cambridge University. He has written widely on history, philosophy and art.

His recent works include The Rise and Fall of Ancient Rome and The Roman World, on which Dr Hazel Dodge FSA worked as consultant, and also The Rise and Fall of Ancient Greece (all Lorenz Books).

He has also written Incredible Optical Illusions, The Traveller's Atlas - A Global Guide to Places You Must See in Your Lifetime; Churchill and Hitler; and Philosophers Behaving Badly with Mel Thompson. His books have translated into ten languages.

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