The Consequences of Ideas: Understanding the Concepts That Shaped Our World

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/30/2009
  • Publisher: Good News Pub

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Readers will be challenged to take the consequences of ideas seriously through this expert survey of history's most influential philosophies-philosophies that continue to shape our lives for better or for worse today.

Author Biography

R. C. SPROUL is the founder and president of Ligonier Ministries and is featured daily on Renewing Your Mind, an international radio broadcast with an estimated two million listeners per week. Sproul has written over sixty books and has taught at various colleges and seminaries. Currently he serves as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. 6
Introduction: Why Philosophy?p. 7
The First Philosophersp. 13
Plato: Realist and Idealistp. 27
Aristotle: The Philosopherp. 39
Augustine: Doctor of Gracep. 51
Thomas Aquinas: Angelic Doctorp. 65
Rene Descartes: Father of Modern Rationalismp. 79
John Locke: Father of Modern Empiricismp. 91
David Hume: Skepticp. 103
Immanuel Kant: Revolutionary Philosopherp. 117
Karl Marx: Utopianp. 133
Soren Kierkegaard: Danish Gadflyp. 147
Friedrich Nietzsche: Atheistic Existentialistp. 159
Jean-Paul Sartre: Litterateur and Philosopherp. 173
Darwin and Freud: Influential Thinkersp. 187
Conclusion: Gilson's Choicep. 199
Notesp. 205
For Further Readingp. 209
Indexp. 217
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