Will Durant---The Greatest Minds And Ideas of All Time
The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the Greater Philosophers is a book by Will Durant , in which he profiles several prominent Western philosophers and their ideas, beginning with Socrates and Plato and on through Friedrich Nietzsche. Durant attempts to show the interconnection of their ideas and how one philosopher's ideas informed the next. There are nine chapters each focused on one philosopher, and two more chapters each containing briefer profiles of three early 20th century philosophers. The book was published in , with a revised second edition released in The work was preceded by a number of pamphlets in the Little Blue Books series of inexpensive worker education pamphlets.