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Philosophy An Introduction to the Art of Wondering

ISBN-10: 0495505048
ISBN-13: 9780495505044
Edition: 10th 2009 (Revised)
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Description: Discover a provocative, timeless overview of philosophy that you will find nowhere else with the tenth edition of this classic introductory text, PHILOSOPHY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF WONDERING. Author James L. Christian takes a unique synoptic  More...

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Book details

List price: $182.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Discover a provocative, timeless overview of philosophy that you will find nowhere else with the tenth edition of this classic introductory text, PHILOSOPHY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF WONDERING. Author James L. Christian takes a unique synoptic approach that is sure to both engage and visually captivate you as the book focuses on the big picture and the interdisciplinary origins of philosophical thinking. This editions fascinating presentation is interwoven with cartoons, quotations, and related findings from the social and physical sciences that ensure central philosophical concepts are accessible. New learning objectives in this edition further strengthen the books reader-friendly approach. An eclectic range of topics reinforces the authors presentation of philosophy as the individuals attempt to unify disparate world views. This edition enhances coverage of feminism. Interspersed biographies provide glimpses into the lives of great thinkers who have molded the Western philosophical tradition and largely influenced how society thinks today. With the help of Christians PHILOSOPHY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF WONDERING, Tenth Edition, you can refine the analytical skills you need to evaluate critically and contribute to the big picture of Western philosophy for yourself.

The Fine Art of Wondering
The World-Riddle
The Spirit of Inquiry
Critical Analysis
Synoptic Synthesis
The Condition snd the Odyssey
Predicament
Self
Growth
Lifetime
The Real World: Knowing and Unknowing
Knowledge
Sense
Mind
Truth
The Inner World/The Fantastic Journey
Psyche
Time
Freedom
Symbols
Delicate Coexistence: The Human Love/Hate Condition
History
Laws/Conscience
Lifestyles
Politics
Ethics
The Protoplasmic Venture
Life
Humans
Earth
Future
Microcosm/Macrocosm/Cosmos
Knowledge of Nature
Space/Time/Motion
Cosmos
Biocosmos
Of Ultimate Concern
Of Ultimate Concern
Ultimate Reality
Death/Immortality
Meaning/Existence
Postlude
Glossary
Credits
Index to Marginal Quotations
Name/Subject
Index

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