Men of Ideas

Men of Ideas

by John I. Loeper, James McCrea, Ruth McCrea
     
 

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The lives and ideas of some of the world's best-known philosophers are presented. Why read philosophy? Because, says the author, all of our most cherished beliefs are born in it. Our government, our religions, our freedoms, our science, our system of justice, all come form philosophy. The daily newspapers are teaming with philosophical speculations: civil rights, the…  See more details below

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The lives and ideas of some of the world's best-known philosophers are presented. Why read philosophy? Because, says the author, all of our most cherished beliefs are born in it. Our government, our religions, our freedoms, our science, our system of justice, all come form philosophy. The daily newspapers are teaming with philosophical speculations: civil rights, the rights of poor and underprivileged, political freedoms, the environment.

Philosophy is an attempt to understand what life means, it is a look for a reason for living, it is a search for reasons for why we live as we do or why we want to change life as we know it. It is an attempt to place ourselves in the world and in the universe and then find out what that world and universe are.

Since very early times men have pondered the questions that philosophy raises. many questions and answers that people talk about today were first discussed long ago. This book is an attempt to show what people ver aperiod of 2,500 years and from many parts of the world have said about ideas that are as important now as they ever were.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595005918
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/29/2000
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

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