The Philosopher's Book of Questions and Answers: Questions to Open Your Mind [NOOK Book]

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Your life through the lens of the world's greatest thinkers!

Do you ever wonder how important money really is in life or what you need to do to achieve happiness? With The Philosopher's Book of Questions and Answers, you will be one step closer to solving these uncertainties. Inside, you'll find the basics of philosophy, written in plain English, and thoughts for applying these important theories to your own life. You'll also be encouraged to dig deep into the philosophical ...

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Overview

Your life through the lens of the world's greatest thinkers!

Do you ever wonder how important money really is in life or what you need to do to achieve happiness? With The Philosopher's Book of Questions and Answers, you will be one step closer to solving these uncertainties. Inside, you'll find the basics of philosophy, written in plain English, and thoughts for applying these important theories to your own life. You'll also be encouraged to dig deep into the philosophical reasoning behind your everyday actions with a series of fascinating prompts, such as:

  • If you had ten times your wealth and ten times your income, what would you do then that you can't do now?
  • What's a version of that activity that you could do right now?
  • Is it ten times less meaningful, important, or enjoyable than the activity you would do with more money?
From Socrates and Epicurean to Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, The Philosopher's Book of Questions and Answers will not only help you grasp history's greatest thoughts, but will also unveil the world in a whole new light.
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"Compared to what we ought to be, we are half awake." A century after philosopher William James issued that wakeup call, philosophy D.E. Wittkower arrives to issue another one. His collection of provocative questions to raise our consciousness about who we are and what we really want to do could fuel scores of classes or silent internal debates. His citations of deep thinkers past and present will not elevate your Philosophy IQ; they possess the potential to transform what once seemed like an intellectual vacation into a daily delight. Editor's recommendation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440558870
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 4/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,215,473
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

D.E. Wittkower is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He received his PhD in philosophy from Vanderbilt University, is trained in German philosophy and the history of value theory (ethics, aesthetics, and social/political philosophy), and works primarily in philosophy of technology and the philosophy of everyday life and popular culture. He is editor of Facebook and Philosophy, Philip K. Dick and Philosophy, Mr. Monk and Philosophy, and iPod and Philosophy; has written articles for Slate and Speakeasy (the Arts and Culture blog of the Wall Street Journal) as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters; and has recorded a dozen audiobooks with Librivox.org.

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