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Falling in love with wisdom : American philosophers talk about their calling

Author: David D Karnos; Robert G Shoemaker
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Series: Oxford paperbacks
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sixty philosophers' memoirs revealing how they became philosophers and dedicated their lives to the pursuit of wisdom.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David D Karnos; Robert G Shoemaker
ISBN: 0195089170 9780195089172 0195072014 9780195072013
OCLC Number: 264977663
Notes: Originally published: 1993.
Description: ix, 261 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Oxford paperbacks
Responsibility: edited by David D. Karnos, Robert G. Shoemaker.

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A fascinating collection of revealing memoirs by sixty-four philosophers discussing how they fell in love with philosophy, their calling to this life in pursuit of wisdom, and how they eventually or  Read more...

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all are well written and well edited, and they form a rich, textured, and satisfying whole as a compendium of biographical insight and purpose ... delightful book * Library Journal *

 
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