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Philosophy is about the big questions - where are we from, why are we here, and what's going to happen afterward? - and the various answers that people have come up with. This book will guide you along the route that leads from the Nichamachean Ethics of Aristotle via the Summa Theologica of Aquinas to the discourse on Method of Descartes and onward to Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-philosophicus, with breaks for refreshment at the cooling springs of Hume's Treatise on Human Nature and the stirring heat of ...
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Overview

Philosophy is about the big questions - where are we from, why are we here, and what's going to happen afterward? - and the various answers that people have come up with. This book will guide you along the route that leads from the Nichamachean Ethics of Aristotle via the Summa Theologica of Aquinas to the discourse on Method of Descartes and onward to Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-philosophicus, with breaks for refreshment at the cooling springs of Hume's Treatise on Human Nature and the stirring heat of Nietzsche's Also sprach Zarathustra. Get a Grip on Philosophy includes clear explanations of all the different branches of philosophy, traces the development of human thinking on the meaning of life, and gives the key ideas of all the significant philosophers in a digestible fashion. If you think Heidegger is a piece of agricultural machinery, this is the book for you.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780760737477
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/2003
  • Series: Get a Grip On Series
  • Pages: 192

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Editor's Introduction 1
1 Epistemology 7
2 Philosophical Logic 61
3 Methodology: The Elements of the Philosophy of Science 123
4 Metaphysics 181
5 The Philosophy of Mind 250
6 Ancient Greek Philosophy I: The Pre-Socratics and Plato 336
7 Ancient Greek Philosophy II: Aristotle 398
8 Modern Philosophy I: The Rationalists and Kant 440
9 Modern Philosophy II: The Empiricists 484
10 Ethics 545
11 Aesthetics 583
Index 629
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    as an adjunct instructor in philosophy, i find this to be a grea

    as an adjunct instructor in philosophy, i find this to be a great addition to basic texts that are A: easy to "get a grip on" and B: inexpensive for junior philosophers. i would highly recommend it to any college student taking philosophy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2009

    An intro to enlightenment

    Get a Grip on PHilosophy serves as an excellent introductory book to the captivating world of philosophy. If you are curious about philosophy, then this book will give you some background information, and will give you some experience of the illumination one feels through philosophy. I suggest you read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2001

    Helpful for Humans

    I am taking a course in the Humanities and a lot of the things we've studied have dealt with Philosophy and Philosophers. I have found, and am still finding the book to be quite helpful in comprehending the ideas. The format can be a bit confusing at times, but all in all it's interesting and pretty user friendly!

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