Path of Philosophy Truth, Wonder, and Distress

ISBN-10: 0495509329
ISBN-13: 9780495509325
Edition: 2012
Authors: John Marmysz
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List price: $80.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.20" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

The Path of Philosophy introduces you to the study of philosophy through a compelling narrative in which the world's most important philosophers appear as characters. The text traces the history of western philosophy from its beginnings in ancient Greece to contemporary developments in the modern world. Threads running through the text demonstrate how philosophy is unique and distinct from religion and science, while at the same time showing how all three disciplines are interrelated. Exceptionally well written, and unusual in its cohesiveness, the text leaves you with a vivid picture of philosophy as a unique and spiritually important field of study.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Analytic and Continental Styles of Philosophizing
The Love of Wisdom
Religion, Science, and Philosophy
What Is Philosophy?
Philosophy as Wondrous Distress
Myth, Science, Philosophy, and the Presocratics
Mythic Thinking
Presocratic Thinking
The Milesian School: Thales and Anaximander
Heraclitus
Parmenides and the Eleatic School
The Atomist School: Democritus and Leucippus
From Mere Wonder to Wondrous Distress
Socrates
The Difficulty of Perspective
Plato's Socrates
The Influence of Anaxagoras
Socrates' Inward Turn
The Socratic Method
The Trial of Socrates
Xenophon's Socrates
Aristophanes' Socrates
The Wondrous Distress of Socrates
Plato
Plato's Divergence from Socrates
The Divided Line
The Myth of the Cave
Plato's Perfect Republic
Plato and Art
Wonder and Distress in Platonic Thinking
Aristotle
Aristotle's Break with Plato
Aristotle and the Nature of Change
The Four Causes
Aristotle's Logic
The First Mover
Rationality, Emotion, and the Golden Mean
Aristotle's Philosophy of Art
Aristotle and Wondrous Distress
The Hellenistic Philosophers
The Decline of Greek Power and Hellenistic Negativity
Cynicism
Stoicism
Epicureanism
Skepticism
Suicide and Hellenistic Philosophy
Wonder and Distress in Hellenistic Philosophy
Medieval Philosophy
The Patriarch Abraham and the Convenant with God
Jesus
Muhammad
St. Augustine
The Question of Evil
Islamic Contributions to Early Medieval Thought
Al-Kindi and Neoplatonism
Al-Farabi
Avicenna
Averroes
Christian a Priori and a Posteriori Arguments for God's Existence
St. Anselm
The Ontological Argument
Criticisms of the Ontological Argument
St. Thomas Aquinas
The Five Arguments for God's Existence
Criticisms of Aquinas' Five Arguments
Wondrous Distress in Medieval Thought
Ren� Descartes and the Transition from Medieval to Modern Thinking
The Conflict between Science and Religion in the Early Modern Period
Modern Developments in Astronomy
The Geocentric Model of the Universe
The Heliocentric Model of the Universe
Ren� Descartes
The Cartesian Method
Meditations on First Philosophy
Descartes and Wondrous Distress
Hume
The Mind/Body Problem
"Solutions" to the Mind/Body Problem
Thomas Hobbes and Materialism
George Berkeley and Idealism
Arnold Geulincx, Nicholas Malebranche, and Occasionalism
Gottfried Leibniz, Baruch Spinoza, and Monism
David Hume and the Empiricist Rejection of Cartesian Metaphysics
John Locke
The Good-Natured Hume
An Inquiry concerning Human Understanding
Impressions, Simple Ideas, and Complex Ideas
Relations of Ideas and Matters of Fact
The Ideas of God and the Self
Hume's Skeptical Empiricism
An Inquiry concerning the Principles of Morals
Utility
Hume and Wondrous Distress
Kant's Transcendental Idealism
Totalizers versus Critics
The Awakening of Kant
The Critique of Pure Reason
The Phenomenal and Noumenal Worlds
The a Priori Intuitions of Time and Space
The Categories of the Understanding
Transcendental Idealism and the Impossibility of Metaphysics
The Regulative Function of Transcendental Ideas
The Critique of Practical Reason
The Good Will
Hypothetical versus Categorical Imperative
The Critique of Judgment
Beauty
Sublimity
Kant's Wondrous Distress
Hegel and the Manifestations of Geist
The Difficulty of Hegel's Philosophy
Hegel's Vision of Unity
The Phenomenology of Spirit
Lordship and Bondage
Stoicism, Skepticism, and the Unhappy Consciousness
Dialectical Logic
The Abstract Side
The Dialectical Side
The Speculative Side
Absolute Knowing
The Doctrine of Being
God
Hegel's Influence
Right, Center, and Left Hegelianism
Ludwig Feuerbach
Max Stimer
Karl Marx
Wondrous Distress in Hegelian Philosophy
Happiness, Suffering, and Pessimism in Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Mill
S�ren Kierkegaard: The Knight of Faith
The Sickness Unto Death
Fear and Trembling
Schopenhauer's Synthesis of Plato, Kant, and Hinduism
Piercing the Veil of the Thing-in-Itself
The Will
Anxiety, Suffering, and Distress
Friedrich Nietzsche and Positive Nihilism
The Will to Power
The Superman and the Death of God
Beyond Good and Evil: Nietzsche contra Utilitarianism
The Greatest Happiness Principle
Wonder and Distress in Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Mill
Common Sense and Anglo-American Philosophy
The Reaction against Hegel
William James
Pragmatism
The Tender- and the Tough-Minded
The Pragmatic Method
The Pragmatic Theory of Truth
Religion
Bertrand Russell
Russell's Rejection of Hegel
Logical Atomism
Epistemology
Knowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge by Description
The Role of Philosophy
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Philosophical Investigations
Wondrous Distress in Anglo-American Philosophy
Existentialism and the Return to Being
Nationalism, Imperialism, Technology, and War
Nihilism and the Decline of Civilization
Friedrich Nietzsche
Oswald Spengler
Totalitarianism
The Muselmann
Martin Heidegger
The Question of Being
Dasein
Being-toward-Death
Inauthenticity and Technological Thinking
Authenticity
Heidegger and Nazism
Jean-Paul Sartre
Being-in-Itself and Being-for-Itself
Freedom and Bad Faith
Simone de Beauvoir
The Second Sex
Otherness
Women and Biology
Wondrous Distress in Existentialism
Conclusion: Philosophy and Wondrous Distress
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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