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Good work that presents a historical survey of western philosophy beginning with the Pre-Socratic Greek philosophers all the way up to the Deconstructionists of the 20th Century. R.C. Sproul does a good job overall. This work is largely an exposition of the various philosophies rather than a Christian refutation of them per se. The author’s Evangelical perspective does come out though in the book (not a bad thing). It might be a little known fact but Sproul considers among the top five influential books he has read include Gordon Clark’s “Thales to Dewey.” This work overall seems to be a popular adaptation of Clark’s work. The book overall does not have much footnote for a much lighter read. Good book to read for a broad survey.

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