Who is Will Durant?

Will Durant

William James Durant (November 5, 1885 – November 7, 1981) 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."

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... also devoted much effort to popularizing the works of philosopher and historian Will Durant in the 21st century ... He founded and heads the Will Durant Foundation, which is an effort to keep Durant's ideas and thoughts alive in the modern era, and has revived some ... John Little has also co-produced two documentaries about Durant using rare archive footage ...
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... Durant, Will (1935) Our Oriental Heritage ... Durant, Will (1939) The Life of Greece ... Durant, Will (1944) Caesar and Christ ...

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    Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is the story of what happened on the banks. Historians are pessimists because they ignore the banks for the river.
    —Will Durant (1885–1981)