This chapter was written by Zhao Ye and has been translated by Chen Zhen. It provides an overview of Western philosophical thought and representative major philosophers arranged in historical order: before the modern age (including the Greco-Roman period, the medieval period and the Renaissance), modern times and postmodern times.
Xu, G. , Chen, Y. , Xu, L. (2018)., Western philosophy, in G. Xu, Y. Chen & L. Xu (eds.), Understanding Western culture, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 1-28.
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