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The complete idiot's guide to philosophy /

Unravels the most difficult concepts of thought and logic for the layperson, from Socrates to Descartes to Kierkegaard and Freud. Also addresses contemporary topics such as pop philosophy, the validity of ancient philosophies today, how an individual can mold his or her own philosophy, and more. Full description

Main Author: Stevenson, Jay.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Alpha, 2005
Edition: 3rd ed.
Series: Complete idiot's guide.
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Contents: Nuts and bolts of philosophy: Big picture -- Being there -- What there is to know about knowing -- How to act -- Ancient and medieval philosophy: Golden oldies -- Philosopher king -- Sense of purpose -- Ancient hardheads -- God and knowledge -- Eastern philosophy: Eastern philosophy -- Indian philosophy -- Middle eastern religious philosophy -- Making progress: People people (Renaissance humanism) -- Science rises from the mud -- Men and women of substance -- Learning by observing -- Light on the subject -- Wheeling and idealing -- Ideas of freedom -- Modern philosophy: New fields of thought: Psych, sosh, and anthro -- Works for me -- New logic -- Let's get critical -- To be or not to be -- Structuring new ideas -- Knowledge now: Philosophy after the fact -- Pomo sapience -- Women get wise -- Shift is on -- Working the system -- Appendixes: Words for the wise -- Further reading: More food for thought -- Index.
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