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Will Durant (1885–1981)

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Will Durant was born in North Adams, Massachusetts on November 5, 1885. He received an undergraduate degree at St. Peter's College in New Jersey and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University. His first book, Philosophy and the Social Problem, was published in 1917. His other works include The visa mer Story of Philosophy, The Mansions of Philosophy, and the ten-volume The Story of Civilization. By the time the seventh volume was published in 1961, his wife Ariel Durant was listed as a coauthor for her diligent assistance on the project. In 1968 they received the Pulitzer Prize for Rousseau and Revolution. The husband and wife team also wrote A Dual Autobiography in 1977. He died on November 7, 1981. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Will Durant

De stora filosoferna : deras liv och deras lära (1926) — Författare — 4,317 exemplar, 30 recensioner
The Life of Greece (1939) 1,855 exemplar, 10 recensioner
The Lessons of History (1968) 1,797 exemplar, 35 recensioner
Our Oriental Heritage (1935) — Författare — 1,774 exemplar, 18 recensioner
Caesar and Christ (1944) 1,765 exemplar, 13 recensioner
The Reformation (1957) 1,700 exemplar, 11 recensioner
The Renaissance (1953) 1,631 exemplar, 6 recensioner
The Age of Faith (1950) 1,578 exemplar, 10 recensioner
The Age of Louis XIV (1963) 1,478 exemplar, 5 recensioner
The Age of Voltaire (1965) — Författare — 1,462 exemplar, 4 recensioner
The Age of Reason Begins (1961) 1,458 exemplar, 9 recensioner
Rosseau and Revolution (1967) 1,454 exemplar, 8 recensioner
The Age of Napoleon (1975) 1,327 exemplar, 10 recensioner
The Complete Story of Civilization (1963) 1,169 exemplar, 15 recensioner
The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time (2002) 418 exemplar, 4 recensioner
The Pleasures of Philosophy (1940) 345 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Heroes of History (2001) 288 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Fallen Leaves: Last Words on Life, Love, War & God (2014) 130 exemplar, 1 recension
On the Meaning of Life (2005) 65 exemplar
The Story of Civilization, 1-10 (1954) 37 exemplar, 1 recension
The Case for India (1930) 36 exemplar, 1 recension
Great Men of Literature (1931) 13 exemplar
Der alte Orient und Indien (1979) 12 exemplar
Adventures in Philosophy (2008) 9 exemplar
Adventures in Genius (1931) 8 exemplar
Die Napoleonische Ära (1983) 8 exemplar
Das Zeitalter Voltaires (1983) 8 exemplar
Europa im Zeitalter der Könige (1980) — Författare — 8 exemplar
Das frühe Mittelalter (1978) 6 exemplar
Weltreiche des Glaubens (1981) 6 exemplar
Das Klassische Griechenland (1983) 5 exemplar
A Guide to Plato (1947) 3 exemplar
A Guide to Spinoza 2 exemplar
The Renaissance, Part 2 of 2 (1953) 2 exemplar
Socialism and Anarchism (1914) 1 exemplar
The Renaissance, Part 1 of 2 (1953) 1 exemplar
Filosofi 7-11-1 1 exemplar
The Renaissance, Part 1 of 4 (1953) 1 exemplar
The Renaissance, Part 4 of 4 (1953) 1 exemplar
The Renaissance, Part 3 of 4 (1953) 1 exemplar
The Renaissance, Part 2 of 4 (1953) 1 exemplar
islam medeniyeti 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

An American Album: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Harper's Magazine (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 134 exemplar, 1 recension
Los Angeles 200: A Bicentennial Celebration (1980) — Förord — 35 exemplar
The Works of Schopenhauer [abridged] (1928) — Redaktör, vissa utgåvor; Redaktör — 29 exemplar
The American Legion Reader (1953) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar

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Vedertaget namn
Durant, Will
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Durant, William James
Andra namn
Dirāns, Vils
Dürant, Vill
Ντυράν, Γουίλ
ויל דוראנט
ول ديورانت
ویل دورانت (visa alla 26)
ويل ديورانت
ول ڈیورانٹ
ول ڊيورانٽ
Дюрант, Уильям Джеймс
Дюрант, Уил
Дјурант, Вилијам Џејмс
Дјурант, Вил
Дюрант, Вільям Джеймс
Дюрант, Віл
杜蘭特·威爾
杜兰特·威尔
ダラント・ウィリアム
డ్యురాంట్, విల్
ਡੁਰਾਂਟ, ਵਿਲ
ഡുറാന്റ്, വിൽ
ड्युरँट, विल
ಡರ್ಯಾಂಟ್ವಿ, ವಿಲಿಯಮ್
டியூரண்ட், வில்
डुराण्ट, विल
Դյուրանտ, Ուիլյամ
Födelsedag
1885-11-05
Avled
1981-11-07
Begravningsplats
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles, California, USA
Kön
male
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA
Dödsort
Los Angeles, California, USA
Bostadsorter
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA (birth)
Utbildning
Saint Peter's College (BA|1907)
Columbia University (Ph.D|1917)
Yrken
historian
writer
author
librarian
Relationer
Durant, Ariel (wife)
Organisationer
Ferrer Modern School
Seton Hall University
Labor Temple School
Priser och utmärkelser
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977)
Pulitzer Prize (literature|1967)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 1959)
Golden Plate Award (1976)
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Please do NOT combine this page with the various forms of "Will and Ariel Durant". Single authors should never be combined with multiples. Thank you.

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The Story of Civilization by the Durants: Yea or Nay? i Non-Fiction Readers (december 2021)
Will Durant i Philosophy and Theory (juli 2010)

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aquamari | 34 andra recensioner | May 21, 2024 |
The near three-quarters of a century from the end of the Thirty Years War to the death of Louis XIV saw the promise of French greatness being achieved then squandered allowing Britain to rise. The Age of Louis XIV is the eighth volume of The Story of Civilization series written by Will & Ariel Durant looking into the reign of the Sun King and how the politics and intellectual though rotated around him and France.

The book centered around France with the Netherlands, England/Britain, and the intellectual revolution for most of the text as well as the interaction between all of them over the course of the decades the Durants wrote about. While the rest of Europe is discussed, especially the continual rise of Russia during the reign of Peter the Great, the Durants give a good but brief synopsis of each location when not connected with the main portions of the book. The political, religious, and cultural developments of France and England were gone over in detail not only for their own history but how it affected the rest of the world. Yet for the Durants, especially Will, the portion of the book that the reader can tell they enjoyed writing and having a hard time holding back is the intellectual revolution in science and philosophy in the latter half of the 17th century and early 18th century. Not only are there chapters dedicated to Newton, Spinoza, and Leibniz but all the English political philosophers that have had influenced thought were covered in detail as well. A thorough reader of this series can tell that there is excitement and dedication to the intellectual revolution like that of the second volume of the series, The Life of Greece.

The Age of Louis XIV sees Will and Ariel Durant detailed not only the man who dominated a Europe undergoing an intellectual revolution but how he led his nation to disaster to the benefit of Britain.
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mattries37315 | 4 andra recensioner | May 16, 2024 |
O Will e a Ariel possuem uma prosa e uma habilidade para escrever história que mesmo depois de duas mil páginas (Nossa Herança Oriental e Nossa Herança Clássica) eu ainda me sinto disposto de encarar mais outras mil. Olha que eu sou um leitor de pouco fôlego e que história seja talvez um interesse menor meu, em comparação com ficção e outras coisas.

É, sobretudo, a personalidade deles, o método e a maneira de avançar nos tópicos que faz um livro de história da primeira metade do século passado ter tanto frescor. O Will com certeza se inspira nos historiadores antigos — Heródoto e Tucídides —, e a ajuda da Ariel faz com que ele não caia em muito dos problemas de outros historiadores antigos no trato das raças, do gênero, da sexualidade e, principalmente, do papel feminino na história. Desde o primeiro livro isso fica claro.

Para fazer A História da Civilização, por exemplo, "o casal Durant empregou a maior parte de seu tempo de trabalho (oito a quatorze horas diárias) ao livro ", e a dedicação foi tanta que "Para se prepararem melhor para a obra, Will Durant e a mulher viajaram pela Europa em 1927, deram a volta ao mundo em 1930, para estudar o Egito, o Oriente Próximo, índia, China e Japão, e novamente circularam a Terra em 1932, para visitar o Japão, a Manchúria, Sibéria, Rússia Europeia e Polônia.

Outro ponto que talvez me faça lê-los com tanto vigor é o método e o objetivo que eles possuem. O primeiro: escrever a história como "o estudo das principais fases da vida, do trabalho, da cultura [e da arte] de um povo, entrosadamente." Isso pauta muito do conteúdo. A gente lê muito sobre todo tipo de arte, trechos de literatura, referências a estatuária e a pintura, entre outros. O segundo ponto: eles enxergam o estudo da história como uma iluminação dos dias de hoje "[Will] nos recorda que os ditadores sempre usaram o mesmo métodos" e que fenômenos e acontecimentos antigos são atuais, como "agências bancárias, de fundos destinados a melhoramentos com fins políticos, depressão econômica, projetos e regulamentações governamentais, socialismo do Estado, planos prioritários de tempo de guerra, corrupção eleitoral, grupos de pressão, associações de classe e outros (...) e existem há pelo menos dois mil anos.

Agora, nesta entrada da série: a história de Roma e Cristo. O drama do maior império da história, que nenhum poeta conseguiria replicar ou fabricar. De uma aldeia de encruzilhada à dominação do mundo; e, então, a queda.
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RolandoSMedeiros | 12 andra recensioner | Apr 26, 2024 |
The near century between the death of John Calvin and the Council to Trent to the end of the Thirty Years War saw first religious intolerance and religious wars range across the continent until in the end politics trumped everything like it always does. The Age of Reason Begins is the seventh volume of The Story of Civilization series by Will & Ariel Durant as Protestants fight one another and both fight Catholics before eventually politics overrules everything and people begin to ignore religion.

This volume continues a trend of transitions that defined Early Modern Era highlighting a single nation, then the continent, and finally beginning of the return of “reason” over “religion”. The Durants began the rise of Great Britain from the reign of Elizabeth I to the death of Charles I as it transitioned from warring individual nations to nations united political though with significant differences that still needed to be worked out. Next, they followed the transition across the continent of various religious wars that saw either the rise or follow of great powers from prominence that ultimately went from how God was worshiped but what was politically more important. Then they completed the volume with the rise of science and slow return of now religious inspired philosophy. Even though the Durants focused on philosophy and scientific advances in the last 100 pages of the book, they did not neglect cultural developments in literature to theater to music to the development of scientific thought, it was in this area that one could tell Will Durant was enjoying writing. After three volumes in which Will Durant had to focus on religion more than he liked this volume a reader of the series could tell change in Will’s writing that could by a result of Ariel or Will love of philosophy and science.

The Age of Reason Begins is a transitional volume of Will Durant’s The Story of Civilization not only in the transition into the Early Modern Era but also the involvement of his wife Ariel as a cowriter.
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mattries37315 | 8 andra recensioner | Mar 18, 2024 |

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