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Philosophy : An Introduction to the Art of Wondering

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Summary

Whether it's cartoons, quotations, or interesting anecdotes from related fields, you've never seen a more interesting philosophy textbook than this one. PHILOSOPHY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF WONDERING explains the central concepts of philosophy in ways you can understand by showing how it's all connected. And best of all, this philosophy textbook helps you develop the analytical skills you need to critically engage the "big picture" of Western philosophy for yourself.

Table of Contents

Prelude v
Credit
Blame
Acknowledgments vii
What Do You Mean, Philosophy?? xix
The Fine Art of Wondering
The World-Riddle
3(18)
Just in Case . . .
3(1)
The Human Condition
4(4)
The Search for Meaning
8(2)
Why-Questions
10(2)
The World-Riddle
12(4)
Philosopher-King
16(4)
Marcus Aurelius
Reflections
20(1)
The Spirit of Inquiry
21(14)
The Love of Wisdom
21(1)
The Greek Miracle
22(2)
Freedom to Wonder and to Ask Questions
24(2)
A Western Dilemma
26(1)
Belief, Doubt, Critical Thinking, and Faith
26(4)
The Wisest Man Alive
30(4)
Socrates
Reflections
34(1)
Critical Analysis
35(22)
The Philosophic Mind
36(1)
Critical Skills
37(7)
Brief Skirmishes/Examples of Critical Thinking
44(7)
A Special Kind of Listening
51(1)
The First Educator
52(3)
Plato
Reflections
55(2)
Synoptic Synthesis
57(20)
And He Wants to Understand It
57(2)
Life on a Picture-Puzzle
59(1)
The Annihilation of Boundaries
60(1)
How to Do Synoptic Philosophy
61(4)
The Synoptic Venture: Risks and Rewards
65(4)
The First Scientific Worldview
69(4)
Aristotle
Reflections
73(4)
The Condition and the Odyssey
Predicament
77(16)
The Coherent Worldview
77(2)
The Egocentric Predicament
79(3)
Aristocentric Claims
82(2)
Egocentric Illusions in Time and Space
84(4)
Man and the Absurd
88(3)
Albert Camus
Reflections
91(2)
Self
93(23)
How Much of Me Is Me?
93(3)
A Sense of Self
96(2)
A Sense of Worth
98(5)
The Autonomous Self
103(6)
The Productive Life
109(5)
Ayn Rand
Reflections
114(2)
Growth
116(21)
When Things Go Wrong
116(3)
The Masks We Wear
119(2)
I Will Not Stop Till I Know
121(2)
Growth and Insecurity
123(1)
The Answer-Givers
124(1)
Crisis of Authority
125(3)
Developing Self-Awareness
128(2)
The Law of Pathei Mathos
130(2)
Our Humanity Is Blocked by Our Pain
132(3)
Sigmund Freud
Reflections
135(2)
Lifetime
137(32)
All the World's a Stage . . .
137(1)
Mapping a Lifetime
138(1)
The Ground Plan
139(1)
Infancy to Childhood
140(2)
The Adolescent Years
142(2)
The Maturing Years
144(12)
The Shriek of Ivan Ilytch
156(5)
The Laughing Philosopher
161(3)
Voltaire
Reflections
164(5)
The Real World: Knowing and Unknowing
Knowledge
169(13)
Epistemic Awareness
169(1)
The Senses: Empirical Knowledge
170(2)
Knowledge from Others
172(2)
Reason: Using Known Facts
174(1)
Intuition: Knowledge from the Depths
175(2)
Reality and Appearance
177(3)
John Locke
Reflections
180(2)
Senses
182(17)
We Never See the Real World
182(2)
The Mind Manufactures Experience
184(2)
Our Senses Deceive
186(3)
Sensory Limitations and Reality
189(1)
Epistemic Loneliness
190(1)
The Pragmatic Nature of Knowing
191(3)
The Irish Immaterialist
194(3)
George Berkeley
Reflections
197(2)
Mind
199(15)
The Pragmatic Thinker
199(1)
Why We Think in Abstractions
199(2)
Classifying and Labeling
201(5)
Our Mental Grids
206(3)
What It Means to Be a Hummingbird
209(4)
Henri Bergson
Reflections
213(1)
Truth
214(15)
Truth-Tests
214(1)
The Correspondence Test
214(1)
The Coherence Test
215(2)
The Pragmatic Test
217(1)
The Pragmatic Paradox
218(3)
``Truth Happens to an Idea''
221(3)
William James
Reflections
224(5)
The Inner World: The Fantastic Journey
Psyche
229(15)
The Exploration of Inner Space
229(5)
Huxley's Deep Reflection
234(1)
Mystical Unity
235(1)
Zen Satori
236(1)
Religious Ecstasy
237(1)
The Fantastic Journey
238(1)
The Buddha: One Who Awakened
239(4)
Reflections
243(1)
Time
244(23)
A Philosophy of Time
244(1)
Clock Time
245(1)
Psychological Time
246(2)
Real Time
248(1)
Saint Augustine: God's Time and Ours
248(1)
Newton: Absolute Time
249(1)
Time Past
249(1)
Time Future
250(1)
Time Present
251(3)
Time and Personal Existence
254(6)
The Starry Heavens and the Moral Law
260(6)
Immanuel Kant
Reflections
266(1)
Freedom
267(15)
The Feeling of Freedom
267(1)
The Dilemma of Determinism
268(1)
Primal and Secondary Limitations
269(2)
The Case for Determinism
271(4)
The Case for Freedom of Choice
275(2)
Apostle of Freedom
277(4)
Jean-Paul Sartre
Reflections
281(1)
Symbols
282(21)
The Functions of Language
282(1)
The Many Roles of Language
283(2)
Communications Analysis
285(5)
Definitions and Contexts
290(3)
Dissolving the Riddles of Life
293(5)
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Reflections
298(5)
Delicate Coexistence: The Human Love/Hate Condition
History
303(26)
Theater of the Absurd
303(2)
The Meaning of History
305(10)
Toynbee's Organismic Interpretation of History
315(2)
The Plight of Western Civilization
317(3)
Can We Learn from History?
320(3)
``Reason Is the Substance of the Universe''
323(4)
G. W. F. Hegel
Reflections
327(2)
Laws/Conscience
329(16)
Conflicting Loyalties
329(2)
Good Laws and Bad Laws
331(1)
Loyalty to Higher Authority
332(3)
Obedience to the Rule of Law
335(1)
The Personal Dilemma
335(5)
``I Will Breathe After My Own Fashion''
340(3)
Henry David Thoreau
Reflections
343(2)
Lifestyles
345(18)
The Bonds of Culture
345(1)
Prisoners
346(2)
Alternatives to Remaining Prisoners
348(1)
Cultural Relativity
349(2)
Personal Alienation
351(5)
``I Learned This, at Least . . .''
356(2)
Diogenes the Cynic: The Hound-Dog Philosopher
358(3)
Reflections
361(2)
Ethics
363(26)
Sin and/or Virtue
363(1)
Debatable and Nondebatable Value Judgments
363(4)
The Morality of Ethics / The Ethics of Morality
367(4)
Three Ethical Questions
371(1)
Who Really Makes Decisions?
371(2)
What Makes a Decision Right or Wrong?
373(4)
Whom (and What) Should I Care About?
377(4)
The God-Intoxicated Philosopher
381(3)
Baruch Spinoza
Reflections
384(5)
The Protoplasmic Venture
Life
389(23)
The Four Great Etiological Questions
389(1)
Biochemical Evolution
390(4)
The Beginning of Life on Earth
394(1)
Earth's Life-Forms: An Inventory
394(1)
Biogenetic Theories
395(1)
Can ``Life'' Be Defined?
396(1)
Evolution as a Field Theory
397(2)
Philosophic Implications
399(1)
Philosophic Problems
400(4)
Where Is Evolution ``Going''?
404(3)
The Grandest Synthesis
407(4)
Charles Darwin
Reflections
411(1)
Humans
412(20)
The Sculptor-Gods
412(3)
The Story of Human Origins
415(5)
Still Trying to Define ``Human''
420(2)
The Killer-Ape Theory
422(3)
The Immense Journey
425(2)
``That Individual''
427(3)
Søren Kierkegaard
Reflections
430(2)
Earth
432(22)
Our Place in the Scheme of Things
432(3)
An Ecospheric Ethic
435(6)
Coexistence---In Life and Death
441(6)
``No Man Is an Iland''
447(2)
Reverence for Life
449(4)
Albert Schweitzer
Reflections
453(1)
Future
454(27)
The Theoretical Life
454(1)
Research into the Future
455(3)
The Futurists and the Future
458(4)
A New Kind of Realism
462(2)
A Special Kind of Hope
464(4)
Many Futures: A Common Vision
468(2)
The Glory of Becoming Human
470(7)
Friedrich Nietzsche
Reflections
477(4)
Microcosm/Macrocosm/Cosmos
Knowledge of Nature
481(18)
May 28, 585 BC
481(1)
Empirical Knowledge
481(2)
A Priori Knowledge
483(1)
Other Ways of Knowing?
484(1)
Realities beyond Appearances
485(1)
This World---What Is It?
486(4)
The Dematerialization of Matter
490(1)
What Is the Origin of Matter?
491(3)
Pythagoras: The Universe Is Made of Numbers
494(3)
Reflections
497(2)
Space/Time/Motion
499(22)
What Physics Is and Isn't
499(3)
Classical Physics
502(2)
Relativity Physics
504(7)
Quantum Mechanics
511(5)
The Second Scientific Revolution
516(3)
Reflections
519(2)
Cosmos
521(17)
Ancient Cosmologies
521(1)
Today's Universe
522(3)
The Expanding Universe
525(1)
The Big-Bang Model
525(1)
The Pulsating Model
526(5)
A Multibubble Universe---?
531(1)
Do We Live in a Curved Universe?
531(2)
``The Noblest Eye Is Darkened''
533(3)
Galileo Galilei
Reflections
536(2)
Biocosmos
538(17)
We Are Not Alone
538(3)
A Cosmic Context for Mankind
541(1)
Our Expanding Consciousness
541(1)
Consequences
542(2)
The Human Preserve
544(4)
The Encyclopaedia Galactica
548(2)
Carl Sagan
Reflections
550(5)
Of Ultimate Concern
Of Ultimate Concern
555(27)
Greek Tragedy
555(2)
Transformation
557(7)
The Role of Myth
564(3)
The Anthropomorphic Spirits
567(2)
Spirit Possession
569(1)
Teleocosmic Dramas
569(1)
Apocalyptic Dramas
570(3)
The Eschaton---End of Drama
573(1)
All Religion Is One
574(2)
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
576(4)
Joseph Campbell
Reflections
580(2)
Ultimate Reality
582(16)
Ultimate Questions
582(1)
The Problem of Divine Knowledge
583(3)
Arguments for the Existence of God
586(2)
The Death(s) of God(s)
588(5)
The Other Side of Kanchenjunga
593(4)
Thomas Merton
Reflections
597(1)
Death / Immortality
598(25)
All Graves Are Wrong
598(2)
Death Is a Nonexperience
600(1)
Fear of Non-being
601(6)
The Denial of Death
607(2)
Arguments for Immortality
609(2)
Arguments Against Immortality
611(1)
The Future of Death
612(2)
Death versus Life
614(2)
``One Thing at Least Is Certain---This Life Flies''
616(4)
Omar Khayyam
The Last Rite of Passage
620(1)
Reflections
621(2)
Meaning / Existence
623(18)
The Knowledge That Hurts Most
623(1)
What Did I Want?
624(2)
Existence and the Real: Persistent Confusion
626(2)
Trivialities
628(1)
Work, Work . . . to Kill the Flowers
629(2)
The World-Riddle
631(3)
``I Know Not If I Shall Ever Anchor''
634(5)
Nikos Kazantzakis
Reflections
639(2)
Postlude 641(2)
Glossary 643(7)
Credits 650(11)
Index to Marginal Quotations 661(3)
Name / Subject Index 664


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