Confessions of a Philosopher

A Personal Journey Through Western Philosophy from Plato to Popper

Author: Bryan Magee

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0375750363

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

View: 7043

The author shares his personal discovery of philosophical questions and the great philosophers, while introducing the reader to the ideas of Russell, Kant, Nietzsche, and Popper

Archetypes of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy

Author: Douglas J. Soccio

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111784159

Category: Education

Page: 640

View: 2635

Featuring lucid and conversational prose and a well-chosen, reader-friendly array of succinct excerpts from canonical primary sources, ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, 7E brings philosophy to life for readers. Extremely student focused, this text examines philosophies and philosophers while using numerous pedagogical illustrations, special features, and an inviting, approachable page design that make this oftentimes daunting subject more engaging. The Seventh Edition represents a careful revision, focused on enhancing the book's reader-praised search for wisdom motif. In particular, this edition features new coverage of Lao-Tzu; expanded, chapter-length treatment of Kierkegaard; and an engaging introduction to the complex landscape of philosophy in the twentieth century through material on two archetypal thinkers: Wittgenstein and Heidegger. An unmatched array of teaching and learning resources including an online resource center with dynamic, easy-to-use lecture and class preparation tools make ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, 7E accessible to instructors and learners of all levels. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introducing Philosophy

A Graphic Guide

Author: Dave Robinson,Judy Groves

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848317581

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

View: 7622

Philosophers have always enjoyed asking awkward and provocative questions, such as: What is the nature of reality? What are human beings really like? What is special about the human mind and consciousness? Are we free to choose who we are and what we do? Can we prove that God exists? Can we be certain about anything at all? What is truth? Does language provide us with a true picture of the world? How should we behave towards each other? Do computers think? "Introducing Philosophy" is a comprehensive graphic guide to the thinking of all the significant philosophers of the Western world from Heraclitus to Derrida. It examines and explains their key arguments and ideas without being obscure or solemn. Lively and accessible, it is the perfect introduction to philosophers and philosophical ideas for anyone coming to the subject for the first time.

Integrating the New Science of Love and a Spirituality of Peace

Becoming Human Again

Author: Christian E. Early,Annmarie L. Early

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630870080

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 5241

In Integrating the New Science of Love and a Spirituality of Peace, the contributors explore the intersection between the science of attachment theory and the vision of Anabaptism. What emerges is a deeper sense of what it means to be human and a hope for a different tomorow, inspired by the kingdom of God as preached by Jesus of Nazareth.

The Story of Philosophy

Author: Bryan Magee

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465445643

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 7085

Now updated and with a fresh new look, the highly successful The Story of Philosophy traces more than 2,500 years of Western philosophy, from Plato and Aristotle in ancient Greece to Saint Augustine and medieval philosophy, the golden century of German philosophy, Bertrand Russell and Albert Camus of the modern era, and much more. World-renowned philosopher and professor Bryan Magee expertly guides your exploration through the major philosophical issues, the important questions, and the key contributions of the great philosophers in this illustrated, accessible guide. Discover the great thinkers in their historical contexts and learn the influences that shaped their lives and work. In The Story of Philosophy, Revised and Updated, each philosophical movement includes profiles of key philosophers and their important works, historical contexts and influences, important quotes, and other related people and ideas. Full-color photographs, artworks, and illustrations illuminate every page. The Story of Philosophy, Revised and Updated gives you the information you need to think about life's greatest questions, opening up the world of philosophical ideas in a way that can be easily understood by students and by anyone fascinated by the ways we form our social, political, and ethical ideas.

Understanding Cross-Cultural Psychology

Eastern and Western Perspectives

Author: Pittu Laungani

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 076197153X

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 2374

This unique textbook eloquently introduces students to international perspectives on cross-cultural psychology (both Eastern and Western cultures), adopting a truly accessible narrative approach throughout. The main thrust of the book’s content is to discuss the framework of culture, family structure, health, and bereavement. Intercultural interaction—and all of their intersections—and consideration are also given to methodological and ethical research issues and their application to differing cultures.

The Library Journal

Chiefly Devoted to Library Economy and Bibliography

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 8069

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Readings in Western Religious Thought: The Middle Ages through the Reformation

Author: Patrick V. Reid

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809135332

Category: Religion

Page: 375

View: 2524

Using primary texts, this volume tells the story of Western religious heritage by tracing the three great Western monotheisms (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) from the fall of Rome through the Christian Reformation of the sixteenth century.

The Columbia Literary History of the United States

Author: Emory Elliott

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780585041520

Category: History

Page: 1263

View: 8638

For the first time in four decades, there exists an authoritative and up-to-date survey of the literature of the United States, from prehistoric cave narratives to the radical movements of the sixties and the experimentation of the eighties. This comprehensive volume—one of the century's most important books in American studies—extensively treats Hawthorne, Melville, Dickinson, Hemingway, and other long-cherished writers, while also giving considerable attention to recently discovered writers such as Kate Chopin and to literary movements and forms of writing not studied amply in the past. Informed by the most current critical and theoretical ideas, it sets forth a generation's interpretation of the rise of American civilization and culture. The Columbia Literary History of the United States contains essays by today's foremost scholars and critics, overseen by a board of distinguished editors headed by Emory Elliott of Princeton University. These contributors reexamine in contemporary terms traditional subjects such as the importance of Puritanism, Romanticism, and frontier humor in American life and writing, but they also fully explore themes and materials that have only begun to receive deserved attention in the last two decades. Among these are the role of women as writers, readers, and literary subjects and the impact of writers from minority groups, both inside and outside the literary establishment.

50 Schlüsselideen der Menschheit

Author: Ben Dupré

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3827429080

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 2346

50 Schlüsselideen der Menschheit ist der perfekte Führer zu den wichtigsten Gedanken und Konzepten, die Menschen im Laufe der Jahrhunderte entwickelt haben. In fünfzig leicht verständlichen Essays führt uns Ben Dupré an die einflussreichsten Konzepte und Ideen in Politik, Philosophie, Religion, Wirtschaft, Naturwissenschaft und Kunst heran. Einige davon erscheinen unanfechtbar, andere hochkomplex, wieder andere mysteriös oder nachgerade gefährlich und verachtenswert. Allen gemeinsam ist, dass sie in der Geschichte der Menschheit eine bedeutsame Rolle gespielt und die menschliche Kultur tief geprägt haben.

Confessions of a Split Mind

Author: Paul Kiritsis

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1546205527

Category: Psychology

Page: 134

View: 3431

Confessions of a Split Mind is a compendium of selected drawings, philosophical dialogues, and two myths from Kiritsiss personal journal. Collectively, they capture an internal conflict between differing aspects of the conceptual self, which plays out in every one of us. For the author, this phenomenon takes the form of an ongoing war between science and esoteric spirituality. In the authors idiosyncratic inner world, the former discipline is personified by a male character known as the Unknown Pilot and the latter by a female character, Solim. The integrated conscious self also appears in the guise of a character named Olyn. These three entities bide their time grappling with the big questions in life and arguing over the veracity of existing interpretations: Is it possible to explain genius-level creativity through contemporary scientific models? What exactly are the voices that psychosis sufferers hear? What is precognition, and what does it mean for a linear, materialistic model of the universe? Does free will exist? Have we underestimated the powers of the placebo and the mind? How much do we really know about the brain? Is it really like a computer as computational and connectionist models would have us believe? How therapeutic are creative pursuits? Does anything survive the death of the human body? Each chapter deals with a different topic and is illustrated by thematic drawings. Many of the conundrums and life mysteries expounded in the broader narrative are represented visually in a separate section in the middle of the book, entitled Interlude: A Journey through the Split Mind. The book begins and ends with the narration of personal myths whose purpose is to convey images of an ostensibly paradoxical world as it would appear to our logical operative cognition and the eitheror logic we pride ourselves on, hold aloft, and deem infallible.

A report of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States and the opinions of the judges thereof, in the case of Dred Scott vs. John F. A. Sandford, December term, 1856

Author: United States. Supreme Court,Dred Scott,Benjamin Chew Howard,John F. A. Sanford

Publisher: N.A


Category: Slavery

Page: 240

View: 6002

Access to God in Augustine's Confessions

Books X-XIII

Author: Carl G. Vaught

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791464106

Category: Religion

Page: 294

View: 504

Continuing his groundbreaking reappraisal of the Confessions, Carl G. Vaught shows how Augustine's solutions to philosophical and theological problems emerge and discusses the longstanding question of the work's unity.