"[This] magnificent critical survey, with its inherent respect for both the 'Westt's mainstream high culture' and the 'radically changing world' of the 1990s, offers a new breakthrough for lay and scholarly readers alike....Allows readers to grasp the big picture of Western culture for the first time."
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
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 WESERN MIND is truly a complete liberal
education in a single volume.