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The Book An Introduction to Philosophy
The Author Jacques Maritain
The Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date2005-01-01
Genre Philosophy
Pages 202
ISBN 9780742550537
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Jacques Maritain's An Introduction to Philosophy was first published in 1931. Since then, this book has stood the test of time as a clear guide to what philosophy is and how to philosophize. Inspired by the Thomistic Revival called for by Leo XIII, Maritain relies heavily on Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas to shape a philosophy that, far from sectarian theology in disguise, is driven by reason and engages the modern world. Re-released as part of the Sheed & Ward Classic series, An Introduction to Philosophy is sure to enliven the minds of students and general readers for years to come. From the new introduction by Ralph McInerny: You are about to read a magnificent introduction not only to a kind of philosophy but to philosophizing itself. Jacques Maritain was a relatively young man when he wrote this book, but his effort is one that attracts any philosopher more and more as he grows older. However odd and unusual what he says becomes, the philosopher yearns to show how even the most abstruse claims can be put into relation with what the reader already knows. That, in its essence, is what teaching is. In this book, the reader will find a wise and certain guide into philosophizing as such. And, in the end, he will find that what he reads is really only a refinement and development of what he and everybody else already knew.


The Book Plato s Sun
The Author Andrew Lawless
The Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date2005
Genre Philosophy
Pages 364
ISBN 9780802038098
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In "Plato's Sun," Andrew Lawless takes on the challenge of creating an introductory text for philosophy, arguing that such a work has to take into account of the strangeness of the field and divulge it, rather than suppress it beneath traditional certainties and authoritative pronouncements.


The Book An Introduction to Philosophical Analysis
The Author John Hospers
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2013-04-15
Genre Philosophy
Pages 288
ISBN 9781135637750
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: John Hospers' Introduction to Philosophical Analysis has sold over 150,000 copies since its first publication. This new edition ensures that its success will continue into the twenty-first century. It remains the most accessible and authoritative introduction to philosophy available using the full power of the problem-based approach to the area to ensure that philosophy is not simply taught to students but practised by them. The most significant change to this edition is to respond to criticisms regarding the omission in the third edition of the famous opening chapter. A brand new chapter, Words and the World, replaces this in the fourth edition - which now features a large number of examples and illustrative dialogues. The rest of the text has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of recent developments in some areas of philosophy.


The Book The Big Questions A Short Introduction to Philosophy
The Author Robert C. Solomon
The Publisher Cengage Learning
Release Date2016-12-05
Genre Education
Pages 464
ISBN 9781337517447
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Solomon and Higgins's engaging text covers philosophy's central ideas in an accessible, approachable manner. Through an exploration of timeless big questions about the self, God, justice, and other meaningful topics, the authors provide students with the context they need for an understanding of the foundational issues, while giving them the impetus and confidence to establish their own informed positions on these big questions. To give you the flexibility to fit the book to your course, the authors have designed each chapter with self-contained discussions, thus making it easy for you to choose your preferred topics and presentation order. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


The Book The Norton Introduction to Philosophy
The Author Gideon Rosen
The Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date2015-01-14
Genre Philosophy
Pages 1137
ISBN 9780393932201
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Edited by a team of four leading philosophers, The Norton Introduction to Philosophy introduces students to contemporary perspectives on major philosophical issues and questions. This text features an impressive array of readings, including 25 specially-commissioned essays by prominent philosophers. A student-friendly presentation, a handy format, and a low price make The Norton Introduction to Philosophy as accessible and affordable as it is up-to-date.


The Book Introduction to Philosophy
The Author Maurice Muhatia Makumba
The Publisher Paulines Publications Africa
Release Date2005-01-01
Genre Philosophy
Pages 216
ISBN 9789966081056
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book PHILOSOPHY GOES TO THE MOVIES
The Author Christopher Falzon
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2005-06-22
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 280
ISBN 9781134248254
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Philosophy Goes to the Movies guides the reader through philosophical ideas using lively and illuminating cinematic examples including Proof, Mulholland Drive, Bowling for Columbine, Nosferatu and Wings of Desire.


The Book Archetypes of Wisdom An Introduction to Philosophy
The Author Douglas J. Soccio
The Publisher Cengage Learning
Release Date2012-01-01
Genre Education
Pages 624
ISBN 9781111837792
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, 8E brings philosophy to life through lively narratives, engaging illustrations, and a student-friendly writing style. Using its signature conversational prose, the textbook guides students through the lives and works of history's greatest philosophers, then brings it all together with helpful study materials in every chapter. Drawing from both canonical primary sources and the latest philosophical critiques, ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, 8E makes philosophy approachable and exciting for students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


The Book Introduction to Philosophy 2004 Ed Ramos
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The Publisher Rex Bookstore, Inc.
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ISBN 9712339556
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The Book The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy
The Author Michael F. Patton
The Publisher Hill and Wang
Release Date2015-06-02
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Pages 176
ISBN 9781429945226
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Philosophy like you've never seen it before The latest in the celebrated Cartoon Introduction series, The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy is an authoritative and engaging guide to the fundamental questions about our existence. In this indispensable primer, Kevin Cannon—one of the talented illustrators behind Evolution and The Stuff of Life—and the philosopher Michael F. Patton introduce the wisecracking Greek Heraclitus, who hops in a canoe with us as we navigate the great debates of Western thought. As we make our way down the winding river of philosophy, we meet the pre-Socratics, who first questioned mythology and wondered about the world around them; encounter the disciplines of logic, perception, and epistemology; face the central problem of free will; and witness historic arguments over the existence of God. Along the way, famous thinkers like René Descartes and Immanuel Kant spell out their work in clear, lighthearted conversations that will put readers at ease. Patton's prose, combined with Cannon's rich artistry, puts the fun back into the quest for fundamental truths, imparting the love of wisdom to anyone willing to grab a paddle and join the ride. A rich combination of education and entertainment, The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy is a must-have book for students and professors alike.


The Book Introduction to The Philosophy of History
The Author G. W. F. Hegel
The Publisher Hackett Publishing
Release Date1988-01-01
Genre Philosophy
Pages 123
ISBN 0872200566
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "An elegant and intelligent translation. The text provides a perfect solution to the problem of how to introduce students to Hegel in a survey course in the history of Western philosophy." -- Graham Parkes, University of Hawaii


The Book An introduction to philosophy
The Author Edgar Sheffield Brightman
The Publisher
Release Date1925
Genre Philosophy
Pages 393
ISBN UOM:39015076697971
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Introduction to Philosophy
The Author Jack Rogers
The Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date1998-07-21
Genre Religion
Pages 254
ISBN 9781579101398
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This unique approach to the history of Western thought uses the case study method to clarify ways of understanding reality and defining philosophy. The cases reflect the life experiences of twelve key philosophers from classical to contemporary times. Rogers and Baird summarize the historical context, central questions, and crucial factors of each life discussed. A brief response to each case, written by a major contemporary philosopher, helps readers analyze the cases and shows how philosophy deals with basic human concerns. Each case includes study questions, notes, and suggested readings.


The Book Schaum s Outline of Introduction To Philosophy
The Author William James Earle
The Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date1992
Genre Philosophy
Pages 308
ISBN 0070187835
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A comprehensive review of the material covered in a college-level Introduction to Philosophy course. The book is formatted in such a way as to present students with the essentials of the subject to supplement the regular assigned reading. It provides a valuable overview to the nature of philosophy, epistemology, the philosophy of science, metaphysics, ethics, social and political philosophy, the philosophy of religion, and aesthetics.


The Book An Introduction to Philosophy
The Author George Stuart Fullerton
The Publisher BookRix
Release Date2019-01-09
Genre Philosophy
Pages 436
ISBN 9783736807723
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: As there cannot be said to be a beaten path in philosophy, and as "Introductions" to the subject differ widely from one another, it is proper that I should give an indication of the scope of the present volume. It undertakes: 1. To point out what the word "philosophy" is made to cover in our universities and colleges at the present day, and to show why it is given this meaning. 2. To explain the nature of reflective or philosophical thinking, and to show how it differs from common thought and from science. 3. To give a general view of the main problems with which philosophers have felt called upon to deal. 4. To give an account of some of the more important types of philosophical doctrine which have arisen out of the consideration of such problems. 5. To indicate the relation of philosophy to the so-called philosophical sciences, and to the other sciences. 6. To show, finally, that the study of philosophy is of value to us all, and to give some practical admonitions on spirit and method. Had these admonitions been impressed upon me at a time when I was in especial need of guidance, I feel that they would have spared me no little anxiety and confusion of mind. For this reason, I recommend them to the attention of the reader.


The Book A Short Introduction to Philosophy
The Author Robert G. Olson
The Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date2003
Genre Philosophy
Pages 152
ISBN 0486428621
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Concise and clearly written, this volume surveys the doctrines of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant; presents major issues in metaphysics and the relationship between philosophy and science; considers moral responsibilities and ethical problems; discusses the philosophy of religion; and explores recent philosophical trends.


The Book The Essence of Human Freedom
The Author Martin Heidegger
The Publisher A&C Black
Release Date2002-01-01
Genre Philosophy
Pages 216
ISBN 0826459242
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Taken from a lecture course delivered by Heidegger at the University of Freiburg in 1931-32, this book presents the German philosopher's views on the problem of human freedom, the meaning of freedom and being as reflected in Greek philosophy, Kant's treatment of freedom and causality, and other concerns central to Heidegger's thought.


The Book An Introduction to Philosophy of Education
The Author Ronald Woods
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2006-09-27
Genre Education
Pages 224
ISBN 9781134178681
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This introductory text, now in its fourth edition, is a classic in its field. It shows, first and foremost, the importance of philosophy in educational debate and as a background to any practical activity such as teaching. What is involved in the idea of educating a person or the idea of educational success? What are the criteria for establishing the optimum balance between formal and informal teaching techniques? How trustworthy is educational research? In addition to these questions, which strike to the heart of the rationale for the educative process as a whole, the authors explore such concepts as culture, creativity, autonomy, indoctrination, needs, interests and learning by discovery. In this new updated edition, the authors draw on the latest research in genetics to argue that education is uniquely human and is essentially what develops us as humans. Resisting modern tendencies to equate knowledge with opinion, and value judgements with taste, this book leads the reader into the business of philosophising and champions the cause of reason in education.


The Book Summa Philosophica An Introduction to Philosophy and Logic
The Author Ephraim-Stephen Essien (Ed)
The Publisher Lulu.com
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ISBN 9781304531483
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Layman s introduction to philosophy and life
The Author Bikrama Nand Bahuguna
The Publisher Mittal Publications
Release Date2009
Genre Life
Pages 291
ISBN 8183241956
Language English, Spanish, And French