"Top Five" Philosophy Works

Roland Steiner steiner at MAILER.UNI-MARBURG.DE
Mon Nov 22 10:20:50 UTC 1999

On 22 Nov 99, at 2:13, Burt Thorp wrote:

> [...] One should instead compare the most creative periods of
> Indian philosophy with the creative periods in the west.  For the
> west, those periods would be the Greeks, then a long gap until
> Descartes and up to the early 20th century (the books on the
> list).

I certainly do _not_ want to start a discussion on this topic at all,
but simply want to know whether you have have forgotten
authors like Anselm of Canterbury, Duns Scotus, Thomas
Aquinas, William of Ockham, or Nicholas of Cusa (to name only
some of the most original ones and not to mention some of the
ingenious Italian Renaissance thinkers) etc. etc.? (Hopefully
your definition of philosophy is not so narrow as to exclude these

With kind regards,
Roland Steiner

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