Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time
|Narrated By:||John Little|
|Date:||31 May 2010|
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author offers a concise overview of the best of our heritage. Eloquent and engaging, this is a liberal arts curriculum: the most remarkable events, people, and ideas the world has known. Includes The Ten Greatest Thinkers, The Ten Greatest Poets, The One Hundred Best Books for an Education, The Ten Peaks of Human Progress, and Twelve Vital Dates in World History.
He conceived of philosophy as total perspective or seeing things sub specie totius, a phrase inspired by Spinoza's sub specie aeternitatis. He sought to unify and humanize the great body of historical knowledge, which had grown voluminous and become fragmented into esoteric specialties, and to vitalize it for contemporary application.
The Durants were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1968 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.