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By Robert L. Arrington

A better half to the Philosophers surveys the key philosophical thinkers in Western and non-Western traditions. Multicultural in its strategy, it presents authoritative insurance of the most important chinese language, Indian, eastern, African, Jewish, and Islamic philosophers, in addition to eu and American thinkers.

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