In this final part of the series on the History of Philosophy, Alan Woods examines the important role of Indian and Islamic philosophical ideas, and the way in which these influenced and impacted back upon Western philosophy.
In this part of the series on The History of Philosophy, Alan Woods explores the development of materialist philosophy on a higher level as the ideas of dialectics were re-discovered, but with the intervening progress of philosophy during the Renaissance.
Modern science takes its starting point from the Renaissance, that marvellous period of spiritual and intellectual rebirth, which put and end to the thousand year reign of ignorance and superstition. Humanity once again looked to nature with eyes unblinkered by dogma. The philosophers of the Renaissance rediscovered the wonders of classical Greek philosophy and pointed science onto the right path.