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Ancient, Medieval and Modern Philosophy : A Historical Introduction (500 BC-1800 AD)
Authorship Description
Cyril Desbruslais, SJ and Edited by Valerian Mendonca, SJ.
Bibliographical Details xiv, 285 p. 24 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351485196
ISBN-13 9789351485193, 978-9351485193
Year of Publication 2021.
Series JDV Philosophy Series - 17.
Further Details In Collaboration with Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune.
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This informative book gives an accurate and insightful overview of Western Philosophy starting from the Pre-Socratic Philosophers and leading to Immanuel Kant. The vision and understanding of the prominent philosophers are critically studied in terms of their understanding of the human person, world and God. This book studies the Ancient, Medieval and Modern philosophical schools and personalities. This creative venture is the fruit of about 60 years of enriching philosophical discussion with young scholars. It gives a bird’s eye-view of more than 2000 years of Western thought! A must for anyone interested in the history of Western philosophy.


Author's Introduction

1. Ancient Philosophy
2. Medieval Philosophy
3. Modern Philosophy

Dr Cyril Desbruslais SJ (1940- ) is a committed priest, creative playwright and enthusiastic philosopher. He has been closely associated with Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth (JDV), Pune for more than 50 years as a student and staff. He has contributed immensely to the philosophical ambience of JDV through his inspiring classes, involving plays and insightful interactions, especially with the youth. This book is edited by his student, Dr Valerian Mendonca, to celebrate 80 eventful years of Cyril and to pay tribute to him for his invaluable contribution to thousands of seekers and students. Email:

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