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Six secular philosophers.

Lewis White Beck

Six secular philosophers.

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Published by The Free Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy and religion,
  • Secularism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography.

    The Physical Object
    Pagination126 p.
    Number of Pages126
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23314551M


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What people are saying - Write a review. Spinoza, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche, James and Santayana and their significance in the realm of religion are the base of Professor Beck's interest. These men are secular in their philosophic method but far from secular in ignoring the field of faith.

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