Roots of Wisdom / Edition 4

Roots of Wisdom / Edition 4

by Helen Buss Mitchell
     
 

For this third edition of an accessible introduction to philosophy, Mitchell (Howard Community College) has rewritten sections on Buddhism to reflect the language and insights of contemporary Buddhist teachers who write for a North American audience. A new section on war and its justifications explores Christian and Islamic perspectives. There is also new material on… See more details below

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For this third edition of an accessible introduction to philosophy, Mitchell (Howard Community College) has rewritten sections on Buddhism to reflect the language and insights of contemporary Buddhist teachers who write for a North American audience. A new section on war and its justifications explores Christian and Islamic perspectives. There is also new material on pantheism, Zen, and kabbalistic mysticism, plus a new section on the role of the arts in healing. Material is written in a conversational style, with section-opening historical interludes, excerpts from the works of philosophers across cultures and centuries, and b&w cartoons, photos, and illustrations. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534626228
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/27/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 9.88(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Part One: WHAT IS EVERYTHING REALLY LIKE? Questions of Metaphysics. Historical Interlude A: A Worldwide Context for Western Philosophy. 1. Why Philosophy? Is This All There Is? 2. Reality and Being. Is What You See What You Get? Historical Interlude B: Philosophy and Early Christianity. 3. Human Nature. Who or What Are We, and What Are We Doing Here? 4. Philosophy and Ultimate Reality. Is Anyone in Charge? Part Two: HOW AM I TO UNDERSTAND THE WORLD? Questions of Epistemology. Historical Interlude C: From the Medieval to the Modern World. 5. Knowledge Sources. Do You See What I See? 6. Truth Tests. Do You Swear to Tell the Truth . . .—7. Aesthetic Experience. Is Truth Beauty and Beauty Truth? Part Three: BY WHAT VALUES SHALL I LIVE IN THE WORLD? Questions of Axiology. Historical Interlude D: From the Modern to the Post Modern World. 8. Political Philosophy. Is Big Brother Watching? 9. Social Philosophy. Am I My Brother's or Sister's Keeper? 10. Ethics. What Will It Be: Truth or Consequences? Historical Interlude E: A Revolution in Philosophy? Appendix. Glossary. Index.

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