Category Archives: Durant – Will

Introduction to Will Durant’s, The Story of Philosophy

Ariel and Will Durant in the library of their home in Los Angeles, 1967

Will Durant’s The Story of Philosophy, originally published in 1926, has sold millions of copies and it launched publishing giant Simon & Schuster. It has probably introduced more Americans to philosophy than any other book. Continue reading Introduction to Will Durant’s, The Story of Philosophy

Will Durant: The Value of Philosophy

( Note. Readers of this blog know that Will Durant is one of my intellectual heroes.)

William James Durant (1885 – 1981) was an American writer, historian, and philosopher. He is best known for The Story of Civilization, 11 volumes written in collaboration with his wife, Ariel Durant, and published between 1935 and 1975. Continue reading Will Durant: The Value of Philosophy

Examples of Great Writing: “The Value of Philosophy”

Durant in 1967
Will Durant                                                            Bertrand Russell

Yesterday’s column discussed good writing, mentioning the great prose stylists Will Durant and Bertrand Russell. Continue reading Examples of Great Writing: “The Value of Philosophy”