Western philosophy is just a series of footnotes to Plato  

From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search

Related e

Wikipedia
Wiktionary
Shop


Featured:

Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Enlarge
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

"The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato" (1929) is a famous dictum by Alfred Whitehead first uttered in Process and Reality. It is sometimes shortened to "Western philosophy is just a series of footnotes to Plato."

See also




Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "Western philosophy is just a series of footnotes to Plato" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on original research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.

Personal tools