The Passion of the Western Mind Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View (Richard Tarnas)

The Passion Of The Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View

Here are the great minds of Western civilization and their pivotal ideas, from Plato to Hegel, from Augustine to Nietzsche, from Copernicus to Freud. Richard Tarnas performs the near-miracle of describing profound philosophical concepts simply but without simplifying them. Ten years in the making and already hailed as a classic, “The Passion of the Western Mind” is truly a complete liberal education in a single volume.

Richard Tarnas is a professor of philosophy and cultural history at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where he founded the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. He also teaches archetypal studies and depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara. Born in 1950 in Geneva, Switzerland of American parents, he is a graduate of Harvard University and Saybrook Institute. His most recent book, Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, received the Book of the Year Prize from the Scientific and Medical Network in the UK.