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Here are the great minds of Western civilization and their pivotal ideas, from Plato to Hegel, from Augustine to Nietzsche, from Copernicus to Freud. Richard Tarnas performs the near-miracle of describing profound philosophical concepts simply but without simplifying them. Ten years in the making and already hailed as a classic, The Passion of the Western Mind is truly a complete liberal education in a single volume.

©1991 Richard Tarnas (P)2020 Tantor

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Extremely comprehensive!

I did not have the patience to sit and read this book with so much depth but it was perfect to listen to while moving outside doing yard work…
The Reader was fantastic and deserves a raise!
And as the author concludes on the importance of “embrace of the feminine.” (!!!!!)

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Can't believe this was written 30 years ago!

Wow! If this were written today, it would still be ahead of its time. An incredible synthesis of the history of Western thought and a brilliantly visionary anticipation of where we are headed.

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