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Janson's Basic History of Western Art

Janson's Basic History of Western Art
  • Author : Penelope J. E. Davies,Frima Fox Hofrichter,Joseph F. Jacobs,Ann M. Roberts,David L. Simon
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  • Release Date :2013-01-08
  • Total pages :688
  • ISBN : 9780205242634
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Janson's Basic History of Western Art

Janson's Basic History of Western Art
  • Author : Penelope J. E. Davies,Horst Woldemar Janson,Frima Fox Hofrichter,Joseph Jacobs
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  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :670
  • ISBN : 9780136039129
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Summary : Looks at important movements and artists and discusses paintings, sculpture, photographs, and architecture.

A Basic History of Western Art

A Basic History of Western Art
  • Author : Horst Woldemar Janson,Anthony F. Janson
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  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :682
  • ISBN :
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Summary : For undergraduate one-semester courses in Art History or Art Appreciation Basic History of Art provides students and instructors with a beautifully illustrated and masterfully concise introduction to the Western tradition of art history. The Seventh Edition builds on the best of this tradition with the contributions of several scholars who made many critical improvements to the book. Now with OneKey!

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  • Author : Penelope J. E. Davies,Frima Fox Hofrichter,Joseph F. Jacobs,Ann M. Roberts,David F. Simon
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  • Release Date :2013-01-04
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9780205931712
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Janson's History of Art

Janson's History of Art
  • Author : Horst Woldemar Janson,Penelope J. E. Davies,Walter B. Denny,Ann M. Roberts,Frima F. Hofrichter,Joseph Jacobs,David L. Simon
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :1153
  • ISBN :
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Summary : This four-part volume uses an exceptional art programwith sumptuous color picturesto introduce readers to a succession of art styles from prehistoric times and ancient Egypt, to the vast world of Western painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and the minor arts. Elegantly written, it contains a balanced and interesting narrative that increases ones ability to understand art.Parts I and II cover The Ancient World and The Middle Ages, with a look at prehistoric; Egyptian; ancient near eastern; Aegean; Greek; Etruscan; Roman; early Christian, Byzantine, and Medieval; Romanesque; and Gothic art. Part III looks at the Renaissance through the Rococowith a focus on the early and high renaissance in Italy; mannerism and other trends; "Late Gothic" painting, sculpture, and the graphic arts; and the Baroque in Italy, Spain, Flanders, Holland, France and England. Part IV is a treatment on the modern world, including Neoclassicism and Romanticism; Realism and Impressionism; Post-impressionism, Symbolism, and Art Nouveau; Twentieth-Century painting, sculpture, architecture, and photography; and Postmodernism.For those who appreciate art as individual works, rather than a mere collection of data.

Janson's History of Art, Volume 1 Reissued Edition

Janson's History of Art, Volume 1 Reissued Edition
  • Author : Penelope J. E. Davies,Frima Fox Hofrichter,Joseph F. Jacobs,Ann S. Roberts
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  • Release Date :2015-01-12
  • Total pages :520
  • ISBN : 9780133910117
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Summary : NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyArtsLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyArtsLab, search 0134127188 / 9780134127187 Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition, Reissued Eighth Edition, Volume 1 plus MyArtsLab for Art History - Access Card Package, 8/e Package consists of: * 0133910113 / 9780133910117 Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition, Reissued Eighth Edition, Volume 1 * 0133847896 / 9780133847895 MyArtsLab for Art History Valuepack Access Card MyArtsLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For Art History Survey courses Explore the reissued Janson and experience the history of art Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition, Reissued Eighth Edition presents the same content as the text's Eighth Edition, published in 2010, now reimagined for digital learning via REVEL, and also available through the Pearson Custom Library. While remaining current with new discoveries and scholarship, the Reissued Eighth Edition maintains its focus on the object, its manufacture, and its visual character, and continues to consider the contribution of the artist as a key element of analysis. Throughout, the authors engage students by weaving a compelling narrative of how art has changed over time in the cultures that Europe has claimed as its heritage. Also available with MyArtsLab® MyArtsLab for the Art History Survey course extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they've learned. And Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MyArtsLab does not include an eText. Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition, Reissued Eighth Edition is also available via REVEL(tm), an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. For enrollments of at least 25, the Pearson Custom Library allows you to create your own textbook by combining chapters from best-selling Pearson textbooks and by adding your own content, such as a guide to a local art museum, a map of monuments in your area, your syllabus, or a study guide you've created. Priced according to the number of chapters, a custom text may even save your students money.

Janson's History of Art: The modern world

Janson's History of Art: The modern world
  • Author : Penelope J. E. Davies,Frima Fox Hofrichter,Joseph Jacobs
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  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :1144
  • ISBN : 9780205161157
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Summary : ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- For courses in the History of Art. Rewritten and reorganized, this new edition weaves together the most recent scholarship, the most current thinking in art history, and the most innovative online supplements, including MyArtsLab and the Prentice Hall Digital Art Library. Experience the new Janson and re-experience the history of art. The Portable Edition of Janson's History of Art, Eighth Edition features four lightweight, paperback books packaged together along with optional access to a powerful student website, www.myartslab.com , making the text more student friendly than ever. Janson's History of Art is still available in the original hardcover edition and in Volume I and Volume II splits. The Portable Edition is comprised of four books, each representing a major period of art history: Long established as the classic and seminal introduction to art of the Western world, the Eighth Edition of Janson's History of Art is groundbreaking. When Harry Abrams first published the History of Art in 1962, John F. Kennedy occupied the White House, and Andy Warhol was an emerging artist. Janson offered his readers a strong focus on Western art, an important consideration of technique and style, and a clear point of view. The History of Art, said Janson, was not just a stringing together of historically significant objects, but the writing of a story about their interconnections, a history of styles and of stylistic change. Janson's text focused on the visual and technical characteristics of the objects he discussed, often in extraordinarily eloquent language. Janson's History of Art helped to establish the canon of art history for many generations of scholars. The new Eighth Edition, although revised to remain current with new discoveries and scholarship, continues to follow Janson's lead in important ways: It is limited to the Western tradition, with a chapter on Islamic art and its relationship to Western art. It keeps the focus of the discussion on the object, its manufacture, and its visual character. It considers the contribution of the artist as an important part of the analysis. This edition maintains an organization along the lines established by Janson, with separate chapters on the Northern European Renaissance, the Italian Renaissance, the High Renaissance, and Baroque art, with stylistic divisions for key periods of the modern era. Also embedded in this edition is the narrative of how art has changed over time in the cultures that Europe has claimed as its patrimony.

History of Art

History of Art
  • Author : Horst Woldemar Janson,Anthony F. Janson
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  • Release Date :1986
  • Total pages :824
  • ISBN :
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Summary : This classic book uses an exceptional art program, featuring impeccable accurate five-color illustrations, to introduce readers to the vast world of painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and the minor arts. With its effectively written, balanced, and interesting narrative, this book presents art as a succession of styles--from Prehistory through the 20th century--and enlarges the readers' capacity to appreciate works of art individually. Written more than 40 years ago, this text has been constantly reworked to respond to the needs of this ever-changing field. A reference work suitable for those employed in all art media, including painters, sculptors, photographers, and architects.

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A Basic History of Art

A Basic History of Art
  • Author : Horst Woldemar Janson,Anthony F. Janson
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  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :695
  • ISBN : 9780130991355
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Summary : For undergraduate one-semester courses in Art History, Art Appreciation, and General Humanities. Retaining the intelligence and freshness of H.W. Janson's classic original work, this unsurpassed introductory survey on the history of Western art from the ancient through modern worlds is specifically written and designed to make art history accessible and enjoyable for students. Now with a new Art History CD-ROM containing nearly 400 images in a flash card format, and an exciting new design, the Sixth Edition enhances its narrative with in-margin coverage of historical/terminology notes, drawings, tables on historical events and personages, explanation of artistic processes, and boxes with history of music and theater topics.

Janson's History of Art, Volume 2 Reissued Edition

Janson's History of Art, Volume 2 Reissued Edition
  • Author : Frima Fox Hofrichter,Joseph F. Jacobs,Ann S. Roberts,Penelope J. E. Davies,David Simon
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  • Release Date :2015-01-14
  • Total pages :736
  • ISBN : 9780133936629
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Summary : NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyArtsLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyArtsLab, search 0134127161 / 9780134127163 Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition, Reissued Eighth Edition, Volume 2 plus MyArtsLab for Art History - Access Card Package, 8/e Package consists of: * 0133936627 / 9780133936629 Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition, Reissued Eighth Edition, Volume 2 * 0133847896 / 9780133847895 MyArtsLab for Art History Valuepack Access Card MyArtsLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For Art History Survey courses Explore the reissued Janson and experience the history of art Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition, Reissued Eighth Edition presents the same content as the text's Eighth Edition, published in 2010, now reimagined for digital learning via REVEL, and also available through the Pearson Custom Library. While remaining current with new discoveries and scholarship, the Reissued Eighth Edition maintains its focus on the object, its manufacture, and its visual character, and continues to consider the contribution of the artist as a key element of analysis. Throughout, the authors engage students by weaving a compelling narrative of how art has changed over time in the cultures that Europe has claimed as its heritage. Also available with MyArtsLab® MyArtsLab for the Art History Survey course extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they've learned. And Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MyArtsLab does not include an eText. Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition, Reissued Eighth Edition is also available via REVEL(tm), an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. For enrollments of at least 25, the Pearson Custom Library allows you to create your own textbook by combining chapters from best-selling Pearson textbooks and by adding your own content, such as a guide to a local art museum, a map of monuments in your area, your syllabus, or a study guide you've created. Priced according to the number of chapters, a custom text may even save your students money.

History of Art

History of Art
  • Author : Horst Woldemar Janson,Anthony F. Janson
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  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :1031
  • ISBN : 9780131828957
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Summary : For forty years, this widely acclaimed classic has remained unsurpassed as an introduction to art in the Western world, boasting the matchless credibility of the Janson name. This newest update features a more contemporary, more colorful design and vast array of extraordinarily produced illustrations that have become the Janson hallmark. A narrative voice makes this book a truly enjoyable read, and carefully reviewed and revised updates to this edition offer the utmost clarity in contributions based on recent scholarship. Extensive captions for the book’s incredible art program offer profound insight through the eyes of twentieth-century art historians speaking about specific pieces of art featured throughout. Significantly changed in this edition is the chapter on “The Late Renaissance,” in which Janson offers a new perspective on the subject, tracing in detail the religious art tied to the Catholic Reform movement, whose early history is little known to many readers of art history. Janson has also rearranged early Renaissance art according to genres instead of time sequence, and he has followed the reinterpretation of Etruscan art begun in recent years by German and English art historians. With a truly humanist approach, this book gives written and visual meaning to the captivating story of what artists have tried to express—and why—for more than 30,000 years.

Janson's History of Art MyArtsLab Access Code

Janson's History of Art MyArtsLab Access Code
  • Author : Penelope Davies,Walter Denny,Frima F. Hofrichter,Jacobs,Roberts,Professor David Simon
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  • Release Date :2010-03-22
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9780205800728
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Janson's History of Art

Janson's History of Art
  • Author : Davies,Penelope J. E. Davies,Denny,Hofrichter,Joseph F. Jacobs
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  • Release Date :2007-07-24
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9780135006887
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Summary : 0135006880 / 9780135006887 Janson's History of Art: Western Tradition, Volume 1 Value Package (includes VangoNotes Access) Package consists of 0131934686 / 9780131934689 Janson's History of Art: Western Tradition, Volume 1 0136017851 / 9780136017851 VangoNotes Coupon

History of Art

History of Art
  • Author : H. W. Janson,Anthony F. Janson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :1000
  • ISBN : 9780810934450
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Summary : The definitive survey of Western art is now available in a deluxe, one-volume slipcased edition, bound in rich cloth and stamped in gold foil. 1,243 illustrations, 736 in color. 111 line drawings. 12 maps.

Janson's History of Art Portable Edition

Janson's History of Art Portable Edition
  • Author : Penelope J. E. Davies,Walter B. Denny,Frima Fox Hofrichter,Ann M. Roberts,David L. Simon,Joseph F. Jacobs
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  • Release Date :2008-12
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780205697410
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Summary : Completely rewritten and reorganized, this groundbreaking edition weaves together the most recent scholarship, the most current thinking in art history, and the most innovative digital art library. Experience the new Janson and re-experience the history of art. The Portable Edition of Janson's History of Art, Seventh Edition features four lightweight, paperback books packaged together along with optional access to a powerful student website, www.myartkit.com, making the text more student friendly than ever. Janson's History of Art is still available in the original hardcover edition and in Volume I and Volume II splits. The Portable Edition is comprised of four books each representing a major period of art history: Book 1: Ancient Art includes chapters 1-7 Book 2: Medieval Art includes chapters 8-13 Book 3: The Renaissance Art Through the Rococo includes chapters 13-22 Book 4: The Modern World includes chapters 23-30. Long established as the classic and seminal introduction to art of the Western world, the Seventh Edition of Janson's History of Art is groundbreaking. When Harry Abrams first published the History of Art in 1962, John F. Kennedy occupied the White House, and Andy Warhol was an emerging artist. Janson offered his readers a strong focus on Western art, an important consideration of technique and style, and a clear point of view. The History of Art, said Janson, was not just a stringing together of historically significant objects, but the writing of a story about their interconnections, a history of styles and of stylistic change. Janson's text focused on the visual and technical characteristics of the objects he discussed, often in extraordinarily eloquent language. Janson's History of Art helped to establish the canon of art history for many generations of scholars. The new Seventh Edition introduces the authorship of six distinguished specialists narrating the history of art for today's students. The contribution of multiple authors allows an expert's understanding to permeate each and every part of the text with a currency in art historical thinking and an enhanced discussion of context. The result is a complete rewriting and a weaving together of expert knowledge into a meaningful and powerful presentation of Western art.

The History of Languages

The History of Languages
  • Author : Tore Janson
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  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :280
  • ISBN : 0199604282
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Summary : Does not discuss the Semitic languages.

Janson's History of Art Portable Edition

Janson's History of Art Portable Edition
  • Author : Penelope J. E. Davies,Walter B. Denny,Frima Fox Hofrichter,Ann M. Roberts,David L. Simon
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2008-12
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9780205697397
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Summary : Completely rewritten and reorganized, this groundbreaking edition weaves together the most recent scholarship, the most current thinking in art history, and the most innovative digital art library.Experience the new Janson and re-experience the history of art. The Portable Edition of Janson’s History of Art, Seventh Editionfeatures four lightweight, paperback books packaged together along with optional access to a powerful student website,www.myartkit.com, making the text more student friendly than ever. Janson’s History of Art is still available in theoriginal hardcover editionand in Volume I and Volume II splits. The Portable Edition is comprised of four books each representing a major period of art history: Book 1: Ancient Art includes chapters 1-7 Book 2: Medieval Art includes chapters 8-13 Book 3: The Renaissance Art Through the Rococo includes chapters 13-22 Book 4: The Modern World includes chapters 23-30. Long established as the classic and seminal introduction to art of the Western world, the Seventh Edition ofJanson's History of Artis groundbreaking. When Harry Abrams first published theHistory of Artin 1962, John F. Kennedy occupied the White House, and Andy Warhol was an emerging artist. Janson offered his readers a strong focus on Western art, an important consideration of technique and style, and a clear point of view.The History of Art, said Janson, was not just a stringing together of historically significant objects, but the writing of a story about their interconnections, a history of styles and of stylistic change. Janson’s text focused on the visual and technical characteristics of the objects he discussed, often in extraordinarily eloquent language. Janson’sHistory of Arthelped to establish the canon of art history for many generations of scholars. The new Seventh Edition introduces the authorship of six distinguished specialists narrating the history of art for today’s students. The contribution of multiple authors allows an expert's understanding to permeate each and every part of the text with a currency in art historical thinking and an enhanced discussion of context. The result is a complete rewriting and a weaving together of expert knowledge into a meaningful and powerful presentation of Western art.

The Janson Directive

The Janson Directive
  • Author : Robert Ludlum
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  • Release Date :2008-07-01
  • Total pages :542
  • ISBN : 1429906677
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Summary : One of the world's greatest men has been kidnapped. Nobel laureate, international financier, and philanthropist Peter Novak - a billionaire who has committed his life and fortune to fostering democracy around the world through his Liberty Foundation - has been captured by the forces led by the near-mythical terrorist known as The Caliph. Holding Novak in a near impenetrable fortress, The Caliph has refused to negotiate for his release, planning instead to brutally execute Novak in a matter of days. Running out of time and hope, Novak's people turn to a man with a long history of defeating impossible odds: Paul Janson. For decades, Janson was an operative and assassin whose skills and exploits made him a legend in the notorious U.S. covert agency Consular Operatations. No longer able to live with the brutality, bloodshed, and personal loss that marked his career, Janson has retired from the field and nothing could lure him back. Nothing except Peter Novak, a man who once saved Janson's life when everyone else was powerless to help. With the considerable resources of The Liberty Foundation at his disposal, Janson hastily assembles a crack extraction team, setting in motion an ingenious rescue operation. But the operation goes horribly wrong and Janson is marked for death, the target of a "beyond salvage" order issued from the highest level of the government. Now he is running for his life, pursued by Jessica Kincaid, a young agent of astonishing ability who - as a student of Janson's own lethal arsenal of tactics and techniques - can anticipate and counter his every move. To survive, Janson must outrace a conspiracy that has gone beyond the control of its originators. To win, he must counter it with a conspiracy of his own. With mere days, perhaps only hours, remaining, and shadowed by a secret that links Janson's violent life with that of the visionary peacemaker Peter Novak, Janson's only hope is to uncover the nearly unimaginable truth behind these events - a truth that has the power to foment wars, topple governments, and change the very course of history.

History of Western Philosophy

History of Western Philosophy
  • Author : Bertrand Russell
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  • Release Date :2008-06-30
  • Total pages :928
  • ISBN : 1416599150
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Summary : Hailed as “lucid and magisterial” by The Observer, this book is universally acclaimed as the outstanding one-volume work on the subject of Western philosophy. Considered to be one of the most important philosophical works of all time, the History of Western Philosophy is a dazzlingly unique exploration of the ideologies of significant philosophers throughout the ages—from Plato and Aristotle through to Spinoza, Kant and the twentieth century. Written by a man who changed the history of philosophy himself, this is an account that has never been rivaled since its first publication over sixty years ago. Since its first publication in 1945, Lord Russell’s A History of Western Philosophy is still unparalleled in its comprehensiveness, its clarity, its erudition, its grace, and its wit. In seventy-six chapters he traces philosophy from the rise of Greek civilization to the emergence of logical analysis in the twentieth century. Among the philosophers considered are: Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, the Atomists, Protagoras, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Cynics, the Sceptics, the Epicureans, the Stoics, Plotinus, Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, Benedict, Gregory the Great, John the Scot, Aquinas, Duns Scotus, William of Occam, Machiavelli, Erasmus, More, Bacon, Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, the Utilitarians, Marx, Bergson, James, Dewey, and lastly the philosophers with whom Lord Russell himself is most closely associated—Cantor, Frege, and Whitehead, coauthor with Russell of the monumental Principia Mathematica.