Imatge de l'autor

Robert C. Solomon (1942–2007)

Autor/a de A Short History of Philosophy

75+ obres 4,258 Membres 31 Ressenyes 4 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Robert C. Solomon is Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Philosophy and Business and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

Obres de Robert C. Solomon

A Short History of Philosophy (1996) 386 exemplars
Existentialism (1974) 294 exemplars
What Nietzsche Really Said (2000) 230 exemplars
Morality and the Good Life (1984) 104 exemplars
In the Spirit of Hegel (1983) 83 exemplars
Reading Nietzsche (1988) — Editor — 83 exemplars
From Hegel to Existentialism (1987) 71 exemplars
The Age of German Idealism (1993) 69 exemplars
The Philosophy of (Erotic) Love (1991) 63 exemplars
What Is Justice?: Classic and Contemporary Readings (1990) — Editor — 62 exemplars
The joy of philosophy (1999) 61 exemplars
The Blackwell Guide to Continental Philosophy (2003) — Editor — 50 exemplars
Honest Work: A Business Ethics Reader (2006) — Editor — 43 exemplars
Introducing the Existentialists (1981) 42 exemplars
Death and Philosophy (1999) — Editor — 29 exemplars
The Little Philosophy Book (2007) 26 exemplars
Ethics: A Brief Introduction (1984) 21 exemplars
From Africa to Zen: An Invitation to World Philosophy (1993) — Editor — 18 exemplars
Above the Bottom Line (1983) 14 exemplars
Philosophy of Religion: A Global Approach (1995) — Editor — 14 exemplars
A Handbook for Ethics (1995) 13 exemplars
Sg-Financial Acctg 3e (1992) 2 exemplars

Obres associades

Així parlà Zaratustra (1885) — Introducció, algunes edicions13,003 exemplars
A Companion to Ethics (1991) — Col·laborador — 380 exemplars


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Nom normalitzat
Solomon, Robert C.
Nom oficial
Solomon, Robert Charles
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Lloc de defunció
Zurich, Switzerland
Causa de la mort
pulmonary hypertension
Llocs de residència
Austin, Texas, USA
University of Michigan (MA | 1965 | Ph.D | 1967 | philosophy and psychology)
University of Pennsylvania (BS | 1963 | Molecular Biology)
professor of philosophy (University of Texas, Austin)
Business Ethicist
Higgins, Kathleen M. (wed.)
University of Texas at Austin
Biografia breu
Robert C. Solomon was hoogleraar filosofie en lid van de Academy of Distinguished Teachers aan de universiteit van Texas in Austin. Hij heeft gedoceerd in Princeton, Pittsburgh, UCLA, Michigan, Auckland en Melbourne.



Provided me with a fresh, well-cited look at the The Stranger, Myth of Sisyphus, and The Fall trilogy. Solomon focuses on the conflict between perception and reflection in Camus's works. He critiques traditional interpretations of Camus and Sartre, and I'd recommend this very readable theoretical work to anyone interested in developing their understanding of Sartre.

This book offered a theory about the importance of meta-cognition in Camus's works. Makes so much sense! Easy theoretical read.… (més)
iothemoon | Sep 27, 2023 |
laplantelibrary | Dec 13, 2021 |
laplantelibrary | Dec 13, 2021 |
If you are like me and are looking for a way into the intriguing world of Philosophy, then this would be a good place to start. Jumping into this genre is a bit like going for a swim in a violent, tempestuous ocean. There are many different thinkers and many diverse schools of thought that it can be intimidating and overwhelming. I'm happy to say this book served as a sturdy raft.

As the title suggests, this is indeed a very brief overview of Philosophy. Solomon introduces all the big names in the field and gives a crisp summary of their outlooks and the questions they were asking.

Solomon's writing is easy to follow; the thoughts and beliefs of the philosophers however? Not so much. These men* were really thinking beyond. Philosophy isn't "thinking outside the box." It's taking that box and studying its dimensions, its size and weight, measuring its corners. It's about taking the box apart and then rebuilding it.

I look at it this way; imagine non-philosophers living on a planet where it was extremely bright, and they walk around squinting and shielding their eyes. It's difficult to see. Philosophers are the ones that put on sunglasses and view the world in a different way. If that makes sense.

I plan on reading more books like this so I can better my understanding. I think it helps to build a foundation first before jumping into the source texts.

Maybe one day I can put on a pair of sunglasses too.

*Solomon introduces one female philosopher, Simone de Beauvoir. He goes on to say that women weren't taken seriously in this field of study and so no publications exist. If a great female philosopher lived, her work was not recorded. Quite unfortunate.
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ProfessorEX | Apr 15, 2021 |

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