It is highly recommended for the individual who is seeking a thought-provoking survey of philosophy.
I disagree with Scruton a good amount of the time, and it makes not one iota of difference: this is a little masterpiece.
Recently, however, I read this book and once again discovered the pleasure of reading and doing philosophy.
Covers classic and modern general aspects of 'received' philosophical viewpoints, in a moderately difficult reading; Looking forward to finishing it;Published 20 months ago by anthony e foy
Roger Scruton's Modern Philosophy is a fantastic overview of philosophy from Descartes to the modern day. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Stevie Jake
Anyone seeking a comprehensive overview of the academic field of Philosophy from a contemporary, Anglo-centric (and thus, for the most part, logical positivist) point of view could... Read morePublished on December 14, 2012 by Jerky LeBoeuf
If you are a well-off, conservative male who believes in God and you want to turn back the clock on the world, you will probably enjoy this book. Read morePublished on January 29, 2011 by Christopher
Whether you agree or not with his politics, Scruton has done an indisputably great job in this book surveying, expressing, and relating all the various currents in modern... Read morePublished on June 24, 2010 by Tom
I felt that all I learned in the 500 page summary was about Frege, Kant, Strawson, Descartes, Wittgenstein, Aristotle, and Russell. Maybe they were "Modern" once. Read morePublished on February 8, 2010 by F. M. Taylor
"Modern Philosophy" provides an excellent overview of philosophical thought. Ideas are organized thematically and relationally - not chronologically and hierarchically. Read morePublished on August 7, 2006 by Sabian