Will Durant

Will Durant

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: American

Occupation: Historian, writer, philosopher, teacher

Biography: William James Durant was a prolific 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. He was earlier noted for The Story of Philosophy, written in 1926, which one observer described as a groundbreaking work that helped to popularize philosophy.

Source/Notes: The Story of Civilization: Rousseau and revolution; a history of civilization in France, England, and Germany from 1756, and in the remainder of Europe from 1715 to 1789, Will Durant, Ariel Durant, Simon and Schuster, 1967, p. 472
Source/Notes: As quoted in: Distilled Wisdom, Alfred Armand Montapert, Prentice-Hall, 1964, p. 63

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Source/Notes: As quoted in "Books: The Great Gadfly", Time magazine, 8 October 1965
Source/Notes: Story of Philosophy (2012 edition), Simon and Schuster - ISBN: 9781476702605
Source/Notes: Story of Philosophy, Will Durant,Simon and Schuster, 2012 edition, p. 2 - ISBN: 9781476702605

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