The Many Faces of Wisdom / Edition 1

The Many Faces of Wisdom / Edition 1

by Phil Washburn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0130941204

ISBN-13: 9780130941206

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: Pearson

This broad and readable book makes use of 16 essays on great philosophers to explore and answer the question: “What is philosophy?” It describes each philosopher's life project, his or her motivating sight, and the various theories and concepts resulting from that central discovery. The essays focus on Confucius, Socrates, Plato,

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This broad and readable book makes use of 16 essays on great philosophers to explore and answer the question: “What is philosophy?” It describes each philosopher's life project, his or her motivating sight, and the various theories and concepts resulting from that central discovery. The essays focus on Confucius, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Marcus Aurelius, St Thomas Aquinas, Descartes, Hume, Kant, Marx, Mill, Nietzsche, James, Wittgenstein, and Beauvoir. Emphasis on their different theories includes their ideas about God, knowledge, society, and other well-know issues. This offers readers a look at varying views on morality, knowledge, and the nature of philosophy itself, and the profound effects of these differences—on priorities, focus, and methods of inquiry. The contributions of diverse authors share a unified belief that the ideas in this book are all important—that understanding a new way of thinking, gaining a new vision of possibilities, and challenging conventional assumptions can change one's life. For anyone who is curious about philosophy or the great philosophers, and anyone who is beginning to question their purpose and meaning, and life's everyday routine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130941206
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
356
Sales rank:
816,005
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. Confucius: Philosophy as Interdependence, Christopher Rzonca.

2. The Presocratics and Socrates: Philosophy as Rational Inquiry, Phil Washburn.

3. Plato: Philosophy as an Ideal, Phil Washburn.

4. Aristotle: Philosophy as Science, Phil Washburn.

5. Marcus Aurelius: Philosophy as Consolation, David J. Rosner.

6. St. Thomas Aquinas: Philosophy as the Handmaid of Theology, Ronald Rainey.

7. Descartes: Philosophy as the Search for Reasonableness, Michael Shenefelt.

8. Locke: Philosophy as Moderation, John Barna.

9. Hume: Philosophy as an Intellectual Game?, Angelo Juffras.

10. Kant: Philosophy as Mapping the Mind, Ellen Freeberg.

11. Marx: Philosophy as Changing the World, Ernie Alleva.

12. Mill: Philosophy as Experiment, Maria Antonini.

13. Nietzsche: Philosophy as Creating Values, Betty Weitz.

14. James: Philosophy as Practice, Gail E. Linsenbard.

15. Wittgenstein: Philosophy as Investigating Language, John J. Ross.

16. Beauvoir: Philosophy as Freedom, Gail E. Linsenbard.

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