Explain how the thinkers from western philosophy built on eachother, or related to eachother. is there a direction to the course of western thought evidenced by the reprsentative thinkers? Can you identify some common concerns and interests that they share? Are there any that were succesful with their thought? Should we hold out hope for success in these philosophical matters? why or why not? Where does this leave the situation today? Why is western philosophy be a continuing relevance or importance?