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The way of philosophy : an introduction

Author: Chad Engelland
Publisher: Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Philosophy is the quest for a life that is fully alive. Drawing on the insights of philosophers through the ages, The Way of Philosophy clarifies what it means to live life intensely. It exposes the shallowness of conventional wisdom by asking such questions as: Can science know everything? Should we do it if it feels good? Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? Is life about creating ourselves? Is love supposed to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Introductions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chad Engelland
ISBN: 1498220967 9781498220965
OCLC Number: 950893799
Description: ix, 119 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Quest: why bother? --
Truth: can science know everything there is to kow? --
Beauty: is beauty in the eye of the beholder? --
Goodness: If it feels good, why not do it? --
Freedom: Is life about creating oneself? --
Love: are we supposed to be selfless? --
Life: Is death important (or can we ignore it?) --
God: If God exists, why is he hidden? --
Wisdom: Is ignorance bliss? --
Appendix 1: How to read a bit of philosophy --
Appendix 2: Do I have to be a skeptic? --
Glossary: Philosophers and their guiding stars.
Responsibility: Chad Engelland.

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Philosophy is the quest for a life that is fully alive. Drawing on the insights of philosophers through the ages, The Way of Philosophy clarifies what it means to live life intensely. It exposes the shallowness of conventional wisdom by asking such questions as: Can science know everything? Should we do it if it feels good? Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? Is life about creating ourselves? Is love supposed to be selfless? Can we ignore death? If God exists, why is he hiding? Philosophers invite us to go down deep and live a life in light of truth, goodness, and beauty. If we tread this path, we can discover for ourselves the hidden source of the philosophical life in the unending wellspring of wonder. -- Provided by publisher.

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