Series: The World's Great Thinkers

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Man and Spirit: The Speculative Philosophers by Saxe Commins1
Man and Man: The Social Philosophers by Saxe Commins2
Man and the State: The Political Philosophers by Saxe Commins3
Man and the Universe: The Philosophers of Science by Saxe Commins4
The World's Great Thinkers by Saxe Commins1-4

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  1. The Age of Voltaire by Will Durant (1965)
  2. The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest Philosophers by Will Durant (1926)
  3. The age of belief : the medieval philosophers by Anne Fremantle (1954)
  4. The Myth of the Framework: In Defence of Science and Rationality by Karl Popper (1994)
  5. Catholicism by George Brantl (1961)
  6. Masterpieces of World Philosophy by Frank N. Magill (1961)
  7. Essays, Civil and Moral, and The New Atlantis; Areopagitica and Tractate on Education; Religio Medici by Charles William Eliot (1901)
  8. Death and Western Thought by Jacques Choron (1973)
  9. Philosophers Of Science by Lucretius et al
  10. Philosophy Classics (Sparknotes) by Sparknotes LLC (2006)
  11. The English Philosophers from Bacon to Mill by Edwin A. Burtt (1936)
  12. The Philosophers: Their Lives and the Nature of their Thought by Ben-Ami Scharfstein (1980)
  13. Social and Political Philosophy: Readings From Plato to Gandhi by John Somerville (1963)
  14. The Universe and Dr. Einstein by Lincoln Barnett (1948)
  15. Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy by John Rawls (2007)

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