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Complete Idiot's Guide to Philosophy

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ISBN-10: 1592573614

ISBN-13: 9781592573615

Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Jay Stevenson

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Thousands of years of wisdom, in one updated guide. Socratess admonition that the unexamined life is not worth living still resonates with many people, and this guide is a great introduction to that mental exercise. The author skillfully covers the subject both historically and topically and brings the reader all the way up to the present, with insights into 21st-century philosophical thought. Essential philosophers and philosophies, from ancient times right up to today New information on such topics as Eastern philosophy, women philosophers, postmodernism, and critical theory The relevance of philosophy to a variety of other subjects and to todays world
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

The Nuts and Bolts of Philosophy
The Big Picture
Why Ask Why?
You Are What You Think
A Slice of Life
Is You Ism or Is You Ain't My Philosophy?
How the Parts Fit Together
Being There
The Myth-Math of Existence
Enter Metaphysics
Is There a God?
Being Leads to Knowing
Being and Thinking
What There Is to Know About Knowing
A Time of Crisis
Descartes's Reason
Getting Testy
Can We Get There from Here?
The Ping-Pong Ball Called Dialectic
How to Act
Me vs. Us
Me First
Why I'm So Important
Philosopher See, Philosopher Do
Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
Golden Oldies
It's Not About Us
Virtue's in the Eye of the Beholder
Knowledge Is Virtue
The Philosopher King
Politics' Loss Was Philosophy's Gain
What's the Big Idea?
Understanding the Ideal World
Living Up to Perfection
A Sense of Purpose
Bad Form
Change Has Purpose
Natural Soul
For a Good Cause
Aristotle's Mental Breakdown
The Golden Mean
A Legacy Up for Grabs
Ancient Hardheads
Who Cares?
Don't Worry, Be Happy
It's All in the Atoms
Who Knows?
God and Knowledge
Faith Meets Reason
Getting a Read on Things
It All Adds Up to One
Philosophy Goes to School
Logic Chopping
Eastern Philosophy
Far Eastern Philosophy
A Gentleman and a Scholar
Governing Wise-Li
A Good Mind-Set
Philosophy for the Well En-Tao'd
Indian Philosophy
Above the Suffering
Practice Makes Perfect
The Awakened One
Fighting with Peace
Middle Eastern Religious Philosophy
One God
History Is Us
Brand X: Newer, Bigger, Brighter
The Latest Word
Making Progress
People People (Renaissance Humanism)
Philosophy Reborn
Learned Ignorance
We Are the World
Politics Is Torture
Try, Try Again
Science Rises from the Mud
Bringing Home the Bacon
Science and Spirit
A Whale of a Worldview
Eye of Newton
Men and Women of Substance
Being in the Know
God and Nature Are Us
A Man of Many Monads
Taking a Chance on Substance
Learning by Observing
The Sun Never Sets on British Empiricism
Taking God Out of Government
A Better Idea
Hume-an Nature
Light on the Subject
French Lights
A New Look at Laws
The New God of Reason
The Enlightenment Speaks Volumes
A Feel for Philosophy
Wheeling and Idealing
Big Idealists
Not Too Soft, Not Too Crunchy
Hegel Can Do What Immanuel Kant
Will Is the Way
Ideas of Freedom
Determine One, Get One Free
Freedom Goes Through the Mill
Determined to Be Free
Freedom Is in Meaning
It's a Poet! It's a Philosopher! No, It's Superman!
Modern Philosophy
New Fields of Thought: Psych, Sosh, and Anthro
Socializing Science
A New Way of Thinking
Jung at Heart
Why We All Work Too Hard
It's All Culture
Works for Me
Working Knowledge
More Uses
Not Hughie, Not Louie, but Dewey
Made in America
The New Logic
Eminently Logical
Where Does Reality Fit In?
Second Thoughts
Fork in the Road
Let's Get Critical
Critical Condition
Blinded by the Enlightenment
Cutting Both Ways
To Be or Not To Be
A Phenomenal Philosophy
Bring on the Brackets
Let It Be
Being Absurd
Structuring New Ideas
You Can't Beat the System
Structure Goes Formal
Culture Is All Talk
Knowledge Now
Philosophy After the Fact
Philosophy Eats Itself
Nowhere Man
Vive la Difference
Psyching Yourself Out
Pomo Sapience
Are We There Yet?
Francois Lyotard: Not Just a Man in Tights
Rethinking Culture
Post-Modernism Lightens Up
Women Get Wise
Woman Kinds
Simone Says, "Take a Big Step Forward"
Different, but the Same
Writing the Wrongs
Class Acts
The Shift Is On
Shifty Characters
A One-derful World
Got Change for a One?
Cash Consciousness
What's Ahead?
Working the System
A New Tree Built Out of Old Branches
Moving the Cogs
A New Hook-Up
Developing a Complex
Words for the Wise
Further Reading: More Food for Thought