Archetypes of Wisdom An Introduction to Philosophy

ISBN-10: 0495007072

ISBN-13: 9780495007074

Edition: 6th 2007 (Revised)

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Featuring Douglas J. Soccio's lucid and conversational prose and a well-chosen, reader-friendly array of succinct excerpts from canonical primary sources, ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM brings philosophy to life for its readers through the examination of many paradigmatic philosophies and philosophers. Very much a student-focused book that speaks out of Soccio's non-condescending desire to speak to students where they "are" and not where they "should be," ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM includes numerous pedagogical illustrations and features (Philosophical Queries, a Marginal Glossary, Chapter Summaries, End-of-Chapter Questions for Reflection, to name a few) to make this often-times daunting subject the approachable and engaging subject it ought to be. The Sixth Edition represents a careful revision, with all changes made by Soccio to enhance and refresh 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 focusing on the two archetypal thinkers of this time period: Wittgenstein and Heidegger. Soccio's lauded prose is also enhanced in this Sixth Edition by the text's new full-color design. The text is supported by an unmatched array of teaching and learning resources that include ThomsonNOW??a powerful online tutorial and course management system, and dynamic easy-to-use lecture and class preparation tools exclusive to Thomson Wadsworth.
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Book details

List price: $249.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Douglas Soccio was professor of philosophy at Shasta College for nearly 30 years. In addition to ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, 9E, he is the author of HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF PHILOSOPHY, and, with Vincent E. Barry, PRACTICAL LOGIC, all of which are published by Cengage Learning. For three years he wrote a weekly philosophy column for the REDDING RECORD SEARCHLIGHT. Now devoted to writing on a full-time basis, he is presently developing a collection of philosophical stories that express what he describes as "philosophy with a heart," a generous notion of philosophy that infuses all of his writing.

Philosophy and the Search for Wisdom
Overview of Classical Themes
The Asian Sages: Lao-tzu, Confucius, and Buddha
The Presocratic Sophos
The Sophist: Protagoras
The Wise Man: Socrates
The Philosopher-King: Plato
The Naturalist: Aristotle
The Stoic: Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius
The Scholar: Thomas Aquinas
Overview of Modern Themes
The Rationalist: RenT Descartes
The Skeptic
The Universalist
The Utilitarian
The Materialist
The Existentialist
The Pragmatist
The Anti-Philosopher
The Twentieth Century
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography of Interesting Sources
Credits
Index of Margin Quotes
Index
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