Archetypes of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy / Edition 7

Archetypes of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy / Edition 7

by Douglas J. Soccio
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Cengage Learning
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Archetypes of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy / Edition 7

Organized chronologically, this text successfully takes students from where they are in their own experience and draws them into the world of philosophy and in to their own search for wisdom. Praised by instructors and students for its truly captivating writing, topics and selected passages touch upon fundamental human issues that are of concern to today's diverse group of students. Now available in both paperback and hardcover.

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ISBN-13: 9780495603825
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 02/06/2009
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Philosophy and the Search for Wisdom. Overview of Classical Themes. 2. The Asian Sage: Lao-tzu and the Buddha. 3. The Presocratic Sophos. 4. The Sophist: Protagoras. 5.The Wise Man: Socrates. 6. The Philosopher-King: Plato. 7. The Naturalist: Aristotle. 8. The Stoic: Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius. 9. The Scholar: Thomas Aquinas. Overview of Modern Times. 10. The Rationalist: Rene Descartes. 11. The Skeptic: David Hume. 12. The Universalist: Immanuel Kant. 13. The Utilitarian: John Stuart Mill. 14. The Materialist: Karl Marx. Overview of Postmodern Themes. 15. The Existentialists: Soren Kierkegaard and Jean-Paul Sartre. 16. The Anti-Philosopher: Fredrich Nietzsche. 17. The Pragmatist: William James. 18. Philosophy As A Way of Life. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography of Interesting Sources. Credits. Index of Margin Quotes. Index.

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