Philosophy and The Social Problem
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Philosophy and The Social Problem

By Will Durant
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Table of Contents
  • PHILOSOPHY AND THE SOCIAL PROBLEM
  • CONTENTS
  • PART I HISTORICAL APPROACH
    • PHILOSOPHY AND THE SOCIAL PROBLEM
    • INTRODUCTION
    • CHAPTER I THE PRESENT SIGNIFICANCE OF THE SOCRATIC ETHIC
      • I History as Rebarbarization
      • II Philosophy as Disintegrator
      • III Individualism in Athens
      • IV The Sophists
      • V Intelligence as Virtue
      • VI The Meaning of Virtue
      • VII “Instinct” and “Reason”
      • VIII The Secularization of Morals
      • IX “Happiness” and “Virtue”
      • X The Socratic Challenge
    • CHAPTER II PLATO: PHILOSOPHY AS POLITICS
      • I The Man and the Artist
      • II How to Solve the Social Problem
      • III On Making Philosopher-Kings
      • IV Dishonest Democracy
      • V Culture and Slavery
      • VI Plasticity and Order
      • VII The Meaning of Justice
      • VIII The Future of Plato
    • CHAPTER III FRANCIS BACON AND THE SOCIAL POSSIBILITIES OF SCIENCE
      • I From Plato to Bacon
      • II Character
      • III The Expurgation of the Intellect
      • IV Knowledge is Power
      • V The Socialization of Science
      • VI Science and Utopia
      • VII Scholasticism in Science
      • VIII The Asiatics of Europe
    • CHAPTER IV SPINOZA ON THE SOCIAL PROBLEM[82]
      • I Hobbes
      • II The Spirit of Spinoza
      • III Political Ethics
      • IV Is Man a Political Animal?
      • V What the Social Problem Is
      • VI Free Speech
      • VII Virtue as Power
      • VIII Freedom and Order
      • IX Democracy and Intelligence
      • X The Legacy of Spinoza
    • CHAPTER V NIETZSCHE
      • I From Spinoza to Nietzsche
      • II Biographical
      • III Exposition
      • IV Criticism
      • V Nietzsche Replies
      • VI Conclusion
  • PART II SUGGESTIONS
    • CHAPTER I SOLUTIONS AND DISSOLUTIONS
      • I The Problem
      • II “Solutions”
      • III Dissolutions
    • CHAPTER II THE RECONSTRUCTIVE FUNCTION OF PHILOSOPHY
      • I Epistemologs
      • II Philosophy as Control
      • III Philosophy as Mediator between Science and Statesmanship
    • CHAPTER III ORGANIZED INTELLIGENCE
      • I The Need
      • II The Organization of Intelligence
      • III Information of Panacea
      • IV Sex, Art, and Play in Social Reconstruction
      • V Education
    • CHAPTER IV THE READER SPEAKS
      • I The Democratization of Aristocracy
      • II The Professor as Buridan’s Ass
      • III Is Information Wanted?
      • IV Finding Mæcenas
      • V The Chance of Philosophy
    • CONCLUSION
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