Histories of Philosophy

Posted by on October 9, 2013 at 4:22 pm.

A friend recently asked me to provide a reading list of books that contain surveys of philosophy. Below is the list that gave him. Now, I understand these are all, to some degree, narrative accounts from many different perspectives including both ancient, medieval, modern, and post-modern trajectories.

  • Louis Dupré, Passage to Modernity
  • Michael Allen Gillespie, Nihilism before Nietzsche
  • Michael Allen Gillespie, The Theological Origins of Modernity
  • Adrian Pabst, Metaphysics: The Creation of Hierarchy
  • Charles Taylor, The Sources of the Self
  • Charles Taylor, A Secular Age
  • Conor Cunningham, Genelogy of Nihilism: Philosophies of Nothing and the Difference of Theology
  • Philipp W. Rosemann,  Omne Agens Agit Sibi Simile: A “Repetition” of Scholastic Metaphysics
  • Pierre Hadot, What is Ancient Philosophy?
  • Dominique Janicaud (ed.), Phenomenology and the “theological Turn”: The French Debate
  • Philip Goodchild (ed.), Rethinking Philosophy of Religion: Approaches from Continental Philosophy
  • Jonathan I. Israel, Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750
  • Gillian Rose, Dialectic of Nihilism
  • John Mullarkey, Post-Continental Philosophy: An Outline

What would you add to this list?