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The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization (Paperback)
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The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization (Paperback)

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Arthur Herman reveals how rather than a linear evolution of thought, the history of Western civilization has been a constant battle of ideas beginning with the rivalry between just two philosophers. Plato and Aristotle's competing philosophies became the twin fountainheads of Western culture, and their rivalry gave Western civilization its unique dynamism down to the present. From the Western way of religion and Christianity to science and technology to forms of government and to the belief in the dignity of the individual, the clash between Plato and Aristotle made them the most influential thinkers that ever lived.

Publisher: Random House USA Inc
ISBN: 9780553385663
Number of pages: 704
Weight: 488 g
Dimensions: 202 x 130 x 36 mm

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