The origins of philosophy date back to 585 BC, the time of Thales, who predicted an eclipse. Western philosophy - Western philosophy - Western Marxism: The framework of 19th-century Marxism, augmented by philosophical suggestions from Lenin, served as the starting point of all philosophizing in the Soviet Union and its eastern European satellites. Main Article Presocratics. A summary outline of the History of Western Philosophy, ... (1734), was one of the first important works in the philosophy of history. Summary of A HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY, by John Frame, Part 2. A summary of the history of philosophy showing the positive/negative connections between ideas Published on February 28, 2016 by Todd Scacewater. His masterpiece, The Spirit of Laws (1748), examined the three main types of government: republic, monarchy, and despotism. The golden age of Greek philosophy took place in Athens in the 5th century BC. Western philosophy was born during the Archaic age of Greece (ca. He approaches the subject as a committed evangelical Christian, working from the Reformed tradition and as a Van Tillian presuppositionalist. A Brief History of Western Philosophy book. The rise of Greek civilization provided missing elements of Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilization. P&R, 2015 | 875 pages Greek achievements involved the invention of mathematics, science, philosophy, and history. In this book, John Frame has brought together his lifetime of teaching philosophy, apologetics, and theology to provide an analysis of the history of Western thought. Philosophy has been around since the dawn of western civilization. 800-500 BC), when Greek thinkers broke with purely mythological explanations of the world by attempting to explain nature logically. History of Philosophy. A History of Western Philosophy Summary. All Western philosophers prior to Socrates are known as the "presocratics". A History of Western Philosophy and Theology, John Frame.Phillipsburg, NJ: Puritan and Reformed Publishing Company, 2015. Read 10 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Summary: This is a survey and critique of the major philosophers and theologians of the West beginning with the Greek philosophers and early church fathers up to the present day, written from a reformed perspective.