A Student's Guide to Philosophy [NOOK Book]

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A Student’s Guide to Philosophy examines these questions: Who is a philosopher? Can philosophical thought be avoided? What have philosophers written over the ages? And why should we care? In this critical essay, these and other questions are posed and answered by one of America’s leading philosophers, Ralph McInerny of the University of Notre Dame. Schools of thought are examined with humor and verve, and the principal works of philosophers and...
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A Student's Guide to Philosophy

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Overview

A Student’s Guide to Philosophy examines these questions: Who is a philosopher? Can philosophical thought be avoided? What have philosophers written over the ages? And why should we care? In this critical essay, these and other questions are posed and answered by one of America’s leading philosophers, Ralph McInerny of the University of Notre Dame. Schools of thought are examined with humor and verve, and the principal works of philosophers and scholars are recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781480494404
  • Publisher: ISI Books
  • Publication date: 7/29/2014
  • Series: ISI Guides to the Major Disciplines
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digital Original
  • Pages: 75
  • Sales rank: 617,659
  • File size: 432 KB

Meet the Author

Ralph McInerny was the Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies and Director of the Jacques Maritain Center at the University of Notre Dame. He earned his Ph.D. at Laval University, and was the author of The Logic of Analogy (Martinus Nijhoff, 1961), Thomism in an Age of Renewal (Doubleday, 1966), St. Thomas Aquinas (Twayne Publishers, 1977), Ethica Thomistica (Catholic University of America Press, 1982), A First Glance at St. Thomas Aquinas: A Handbook for Peeping Thomists (University of Notre Dame Press, 1990), Boethius and Aquinas (Catholic University of America Press, 1990), Aquinas on Human Action (Catholic University of America Press, 1992), The Question of Christian Ethics (Catholic University of America Press, 1993), and Aquinas Against the Averroists (Purdue University Press, 1993). Professor McInerny was a fellow of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas and past president of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, the American Metaphysical Society and the American Catholic Philosophical Association. In 1999-2000 Professor McInerny delivered the Gifford Lectures at the University of Glasgow.


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Table of Contents

An Introductory Note 7
The Pursuit of Wisdom 11
Getting There 16
Common Sense? 27
Plato or Aristotle? 31
Confused Certainties 33
Sophistry Confronted 35
Philosophy in an Age of Science 39
The Fact/Value Split 45
Philosophy and Religion 48
Why I am a Thomist 51
Appendix A Bibliographical Essay 55
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