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The questions of life : an invitation to philosophy

Author: Fernando Savater
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity ; Malden MA : Blackwell, 2002.
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This book, by one of Spain's most eminent philosophers, provides a lively and very accessible introduction to philosophy. Written for those who have no prior knowledge of the field, it reveals how the central problems of philosophy remain highly relevant to everyday contemporary life. Savater addresses the questions that we ourselves must face: what is this 'I' that I take for granted? What does it mean for me to be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fernando Savater
ISBN: 0745626289 9780745626284 0745626297 9780745626291
OCLC Number: 47045258
Language Note: Translated from Spanish.
Description: xiii, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Why Philosophy? 1. Let us begin with death ---
2. The truths of reason ---
3. I inside, I outside ---
4. The symbolic animal ---
5. The world and its outskirts ---
6. Freedom in action ---
7. Artificial by nature ---
8. Living together ---
9. The shiver of beauty ---
10. Lost in time ----
Epilogue: Life without meaning?
Other Titles: Preguntas de la vida.
Responsibility: Fernando Savater ; translated from the Spanish and with an appendix by Carolina Ospina Arrowsmith.

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* An engaging and accessible introduction to philosophy * Relates the big philosophical questions to the problems in our everyday lives * Written by Spaina s most famous philosopher. Has sold  Read more...

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