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Wisdom Seekers Great Philosophers of the Western World

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ISBN-10: 0030751373

ISBN-13: 9780030751370

Edition: 2002

Authors: James L. Christian

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Oriented toward historical philosophy or introductory philosophy courses, this text seeks to acquaint students with the history of western critical thinking in an accessible and appealing format. The WISDOM SEEKERS gathers together a multitude of insights into man's eternal attempts to make sense of the human story. Coverage ranges from the beginnings of philosophical thought, the pre-Socratic philosophers, the Golden Age of Athens, the eclipse of philosophy throughout the Dark Ages, its resurrection during the Renaissance, the emergence of empirical philosophy during the last four centuries, and the career of philosophy during the twentieth century and its eclipse by the sciences.
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List price: $147.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 9/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 700
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892

Invitation and Acknowledgments
Prolegomena to the History of Philosophy
Something of the Marvelous
Invitation
Critical Philosophy
Tools of Inquiry
Philosophic Motifs and Questions
The Philosophers Can Speak for Themselves
On Philosophy and Philosophers
On Truth and Wisdom
On Politics, Society, and Culture
On Morals, Ethics, and the Good Life
On Life, Death, and Living
On Religion
On Beauty
The Presocratics: The Dawning of Critical Philosoph
The Milesians of Asia Minor
The First Philosophers
In the History of Philosophy
Miletus
Thales: The Pride of Miletus
The Man
The Greek Miracle
Floating Disk
Water
Motion
Anaximander: The Boundless Is the First Principle
Fragment
The Boundless
Motion and Change
Nature
Cosmology
Organisms
Anaximenes: The World Is Air Condensed and Rarefied
Milesian Legacy
The Ionians
Driven and Bothered
Heraclitus of Ephesus
Oracular Epigrams
In the History of Philosophy
The Man
Ephesus
Everything Flows
Fire
Reason
Soul
Conflict
The Agony of Not Knowing
Xenophanes of Colophon
Wandering Minstrel
Wonderer
Anthropomorphism
Anaxagoras of Clazomenae
Born to Study the Starry Sky
In the History of Philosophy
The Man
Stones in a Vortex
Other Worlds
Seeds
Mind
Pythagoras of Samos
The Language of Nature
In the History of Philosophy
The Man
The Sanctuary
Teachings
Music
Mathematics
Harmony
Numbers
Cosmology
The Soul
Final Days
The Eleatics
The Panathenaic Conference
In the History of Philosophy
Parmenides of Elea
The Man
The Poem
Being Is One
Parmenides' Legacy
Zeno of Elea
The Man
The Logician
The Paradoxes
Empedocles of Akragas
Undercurrent
In the History of Philosophy
The Man
Physics and Cosmology
Mixtures
Living Organisms
Biology
Reincarnation
The Early Greek Atomists
The Atomists
In the History of Philosophy
Leukippos and Democritus
Democritus the Man
Atoms and Space
Epistemology
Soul, Fire, and Life
Cosmology
Ethics
The Atomist Legacy
The Golden Age of Greek Philosophy: The Search for the Truth of Things
Socrates of the Agora
Where to Buy Groceries
The Sophists
Sophistry
Protagoras
Socrates: The Wisest Man Alive
The Golden Age
In the History of Philosophy
The Man
A Life of Dialectic
The Agora
The Trial
Last Hours
What Socrates Was All About
Socratic Midwifery
Eristic Debate
The Search for Definitions
Socratic Transcendence
The Socratic Legacy: Counter-Culture Philosophies
Counter-Philosophies
Rise of the Hound-dog Philosophers
Later Cynics
Rise of the Cyrenaic Hedonists
Later Cyrenaics
Eucleides and the Megarian Logicians
Recycled
Plato of Athens
The Making of a Philosopher
Shattered Dream
In the History of Philosophy
The Man
Megara
The Pythagoreans of Tarentum
Sicily
The Academy
Later Years
Philosophy in the Dialogues: First Period
Historical Reconstruction
Philosophy in the Dialogues: The Middle Period
The Masterpieces
Philosophy in the Dialogues: The Later Period
Coda: Philosopher and Human Being
Aristotle of Stagira
Macedonia
In the History of Philosophy
The Man
Student
Asia Minor
Lesbos
Crown Prince
Interim Years
The Lyceum
Chalkis and Exile
Last Will
Family
Personal
Writings
Explaining the World
The Investigation of Human Thinking
The Cosmos and Its Contents
The Human Animal
Good Government
Poetry
Ultimate Questions: Metaphysics
Philosophy after Aristotle: Ideas to Live By
The Dis-Integration of Philosophy and the Rise of Noetic Theology: 322 BC-AD 250
Dis-Integration
Major Branches of Post-Aristotelian Philosophy
The Pragmatic Philosophers
Rise of the Philosophic Skeptics
The "Pyrrhonean Principle"
We Must Suspend Judgment
The Skeptic Legacy
What Happened to the Academy?
What Happened to the Lyceum?
Rise of the Independent Sciences
Rise of the Noetic Syncretisms
The Syncretistic Philosophers
The Harmonizing Theologians
Heyday of the Gnostic Theologians
The Story
The Gnostics
Impact of Gnosticism
Retrospective and Legacy
Epicurus of Samos
The Art of Making Life Happy
In the History of Philosophy
The Man
The Garden
Epicurus's Philosophy
Epistemology
Nature and Physics
Ethics and the Happy Life
Ataraxia
Two Fears
Feelings
Human Nature
Pleasure and Happiness
Growth
Triumph
Zeno, Marcus Aurelius, and Stoicism
God and Nature
In the History of Philosophy
Zeno and the Stoa
Logic and Epistemology
Physics and Faith
How to Live
Later Stoicism
Marcus Aurelius of Rome and the World
Philosopher-King
The Man
Stoicism in Life
Lessons of Life
Last Hours
Plotinus of Alexandria
Mystical Theology
Sources
Writing
In the History of Philosophy
The Man
Mind and Heart
Union
Theology
How Does the World Work
The One
The Mind
The World-Soul
What Is Our (Human) Place in the Scheme of Things?
Toward the Light
Medieval Philosophy: The Struggle Between Belief and Critical Philosophy
Philosophy during the Dark Ages: One: Porphyry to Hypatia (ad 305-415)
Devastations
Loss of Learning
The Three Philosophical Traditions
The Source of Truth
Praeparatio Evangelica
Recapitulation and Overview
Candles in the Dark
Porphyry of Tyre
Iamblichus of Chalcis
The Hermetic Literature
The Emperor Julian
Hypatia of Alexandria
Philosophy during the Dark Ages: Two: Augustine of Thagaste (ad 354-430)
The Confessions
In the History of Philosophy (As Opposed to Theology)
The Man
Youth
Carthage
Milan
Conversion
Later Years
Augustine's Theology
Faith and Reason
Ethics
Attitude toward the Sciences
The Sin of Pride
The Problem of Evil
Augustine's Philosophy
Time and Eternity
Quod Si Fallor, Sum!
A Tale of Two Cities
Final Hours
Philosophy During the Dark Ages: Three: From the Christological Battles to Alcuin (AD 425-800)
The Christological Controversies
Proclus of Athens
Pseudo-Dionysius of the Areopagus
Boethius of Rome
Cassiodorus of Viviers
John Philoponus of Alexandria
Simplicius of Athens
Gregory of Tours
Isidore of Seville
John of Damascus
Venerable Bede of Jarrow
Alcuin of York and the Carolingian Renaissance
Philosophy During the Dark Ages: Four: Eriugena to Abelard (AD 870-1142)
The Beginnings of Scholasticism
John Scotus Eriugena of Ireland
The Problem of Universals
Gerbert of Aurillac
Anselm of Canterbury
The Man
Faith and Reason
The Ontological Argument
Abelard of the Paraclete
The the History of Philosophy
The Man
Abelard's Philosophy
Coda
Arabian and Jewish Philosophy During the Middle Ages
Syriac Beginnings
Byzantine Philosophy
Arabian Philosophy in the East
Al-Kindi
Al-Razi
Al-Farabi
Ibn-Sina
Al-Ghazali
'Omar Khayyam
Arabian Philosophy in the West
Ibn-Bajjah
Ibn-Tufayl
Ibn-Rushd
Ibn-Al-'Arabi
Medieval Jewish Philosophy
Moses Maimonides
High Scholasticism: The Golden Age of Theology
Recovery of Intellect
First Stirrings
Alexander of Hales
Albertus Magnus
In the History of Philosophy
The Man
His Work
Scholastic Speculations
Saint Thomas Aquinas of Paris: The Angelic Doctor
Theologian
In the History of Philosophy (As Distinct from Theology)
The Man
Paris
Writings
Last Years
Faith and Philosophy
The Sphere of Philosophy
The Sphere of Theology
The Sphere of Natural Theology
Thomas's Theology
Thomas's Philosophy
Synthesizer
The Medieval Mind
Philosophy During the Renaissance
The Resurrection of Eros
Renaissance Trends: The Other Things that Happened
The Crusades
Exploration and Discovery
Growth of Cities
Nationalism
Education
Universities
The Protestant Reformation
Art, Literature, and Philosophy
Papermaking and Printing
Philosophy during the Renaissance
Humanism, Naturalism, and Individualism
The Empirical Spirit
Man and History
Recovery of the Senses
Critical Spirit
From Bacon to Bacon: The Return of Empiricism
Empiricism
Roger Bacon
Leonardo da Vinci
Niccolo Machiavelli
Nicholas Copernicus
The Century of Empirical Foundations
Lexicon
Credits
Index