ISBN-10:
1111298084
ISBN-13:
9781111298081
Pub. Date:
01/26/2011
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Philosophy: An Introduction to the Art of Wondering / Edition 11

Philosophy: An Introduction to the Art of Wondering / Edition 11

by James L. Christian

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ISBN-13: 9781111298081
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/26/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 720
Sales rank: 496,558
Product dimensions: 3.11(w) x 3.86(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

James Christian received an STB in Historical Theology and a PhD in Philosophy of History, both from Boston University and is now Professor Emeritus at Santa Ana College. Long renowned for his engaging teaching and writing style, he is also author of I am also the author of ETI: The First Encounter, and a two-volume history of Western thought entitled The Wisdom Seekers: Great Philosophers of the Western World (Wadsworth, 2002). Of his approach, Christian says "Intellectually, I am a child of my teacher Arnold Toynbee who instilled in me a passion to see all existence as a single phenomenon but without losing sight of the most minute details—this cave painting, this footnote, this flower in this crannied wall."

Table of Contents

Part I: THE FINE ART OF WONDERING. 1. The World-Riddle. 2. The Spirit of Inquiry. 3. Critical Analysis. Synoptic Synthesis. Part II: THE CONDITION AND THE ODYSSEY. 1. Predicament. 2. Self. 3. Growth. 4. Lifetime. Part III: THE REAL WORLD: KNOWING AND UNKNOWING. 1. Knowledge. 2. Sense. 3. Mind. 4. Truth. Part IV: THE INNER WORLD/THE FANTASTIC JOURNEY. 1. Psyche. 2. Time. 3. Freedom. 4. Symbols. Part V: DELICATE COEXISTENCE: THE HUMAN LOVE/HATE CONDITION. 1. History. 2. Laws/Conscience. 3. Lifestyles. 4. Politics. 5. Ethics. Part VI: THE PROTOPLASMIC VENTURE. 1. Life. 2. Humans. 3. Earth. 4. Future. Part VII: MICROCOSM/MACROCOSM/COSMOS. 1. Knowledge of Nature. 2. Space/Time/Motion. 3. Cosmos. 4. Biocosmos. Part VIII: OF ULTIMATE CONCERN. 1. Of Ultimate Concern. 2. Ultimate Reality. 3. Death/Immortality. 4. Meaning/Existence. Postlude. Glossary. Credits. Index to Marginal Quotations. Name/Subject Index.

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