The Beautiful, the True and the Good: Studies in the History of Thought

2015.11.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert E. Wood, The Beautiful, the True and the Good: Studies in the History of Thought, Catholic University of America Press,
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2015.11.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert E. Wood, The Beautiful, the True and the Good: Studies in the History of Thought, Catholic University of America Press, 2015, 474pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780813227474. Reviewed by Daniel Dwyer, Xavier University In this book, Robert E. Wood has collected 22 articles published over more than four decades. He includes a preface and an introductory chapter that address how the essays intersect thematically. Given the vast amount of historically informed philosophical terrain he covers, I can only do justice to the book by picking out certain major themes present in almost all of the essays. Although Wood's cast of characters is impressively vast, starting from the Presocratics up through the late Heidegger, his interest is not primarily directed toward the historical interpretation of what these Western philosophers used to think, but rather toward how they speak to the contemporary human condition and. . .

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