The last century ushered in significant progress. Philosophers, scientists, artists, and poets overthrew our understanding of the physical world, of human behavior, of thought and its limits, and of art, creativity, and beauty. Scientific progress improved the way we lived across the world. Yet the last century also brought increased levels of war, tyranny, and genocide. Man pushed boundaries of good and evil, right and wrong, justice and injustice and people lost faith in values. Now, thinkers and leaders are reconstructing theories of value and creating institutions to embody them. This thought-provoking, broad-sweeping enhanced ebook draws intriguing connections between philosophy, art, literature, and history, illuminating our world and our place in it.
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About the Author
Daniel Bonevac is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin who specializes in metaphysics, logic, and ethics. He was Chairman of the Department of Philosophy from 1991 to 2001. He majored in philosophy at Haverford College, and got his MA and PhD in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh, working primarily with Wilfrid Sellars, Gerald Massey, and Carl Hempel. His first book, Reduction in the Abstract Sciences, received the Johnsonian Prize from The Journal of Philosophy. He has written four other books: Deduction, The Art and Science of Logic, Simple Logic, and Worldly Wisdom and edited or co-edited four others: Today's Moral Issues, Beyond the Western Tradition, Understanding Non-Western Philosophy, and Introduction to World Philosophy (the last three with Stephen Phillips). He is also Co-founder of BriefLogic.