Socrates in Sichuan: Chinese Students Search for Truth, Justice, and the (Chinese) Way

Socrates in Sichuan: Chinese Students Search for Truth, Justice, and the (Chinese) Way

by Peter J. Vernezze

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597976725
Publisher: Potomac Books
Publication date: 04/30/2011
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Peter J. Vernezze has edited two books (Bob Dylan and Philosophy, The Sopranos and Philosophy) in the bestselling philosophy series, Open Court’s “Popular Culture and Philosophy,” and is the author of Don’t Worry, Be Stoic: Ancient Wisdom for Troubled Times. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Table of Contents

Priface ix

1 What Am I Doing Here? 1

2 What Is the Good Life? 5

3 What Is the Impact of Technology on Our Lives? 15

4 What Is a Good Marriage? 21

5 What Is the Meaning of Life? 31

6 What Is a Hero? 43

7 Fate or Free Will? 55

8 What Is Sanity? 63

9 What Is a Good Education? 71

10 What Is Human Nature? 79

11 Are There Two Sides to Every Coin? 87

12 Is Marriage Necessary? 95

13 Is Romantic Love a Myth? 101

14 What Is the Difference between Eastern and Western Thinking? 107

15 What Is the Value of the, Past? 115

16 What Is Funny? 121

17 What Are the Limits of Privacy? 127

18 Is Prostitution Wrong? 135

19 What Is Truth? 141

20 Meltdown 151

21 What Is Gender? 157

22 When Is a Boycott Justified? 163

23 What Is Our Obligation in a Disaster? 169

24 One Year Later: Chinese Sex Parks, Swine Flu, and My Return to Chengdu 177

25 Final Thoughts: The Tao of Angelina 187

Notes 195

Index 197

About the Author 199

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