The Story of Philosophy

Will Durant

First published in 1926, The Story of Philosophy chronicles the history and ideas of some of the most prominent western philosophers, from Plato to Friedrich Nietzsche. 

While not a complete history of philosophy, and too early to include more contemporary philosophers, Durant's popular book provides an excellent introduction, or overview, of many of the most important philosophical ideas, and they way they influenced many later ideas, not only those of other philosophers, but the general public as well. A very informing and captivating adventure in thought.