9780495094852

Roots Of Wisdom

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495094852

  • ISBN10:

    0495094854

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/31/2007
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

See the issues of philosophy come to life in ROOTS OF WISDOM with InfoTrac! Focusing on universal, current issues of concern to all people, this philosophy text uses popular culture to illustrate timeless philosophical problems. Historical Interludes, How Philosophy Works, The Making of a Philosopher, For Further Thought, People of the Americas, and Philosophers Speak for Themselves are just a few of the tools found throughout that give you the practice and understanding you need to succeed.

Table of Contents

Preface
What is Everything Really Like?
Questions of Metaphysics
Historical Interlude A: A Worldwide Context for Western Philosophy
Why Philosophy? Is This All There Is?
Reality and Being
Is What You See What You Get? Historical Interlude B: Philosophy and Early Christianity
Human Nature
Who or What Are We, and What Are We Doing Here?
Philosophy and Ultimate Reality
Is Anyone in Charge?
How Am I to Understand the World?
Questions of Epistemology
Historical Interlude C: From the Medieval to the Modern World
Knowledge Sources
Do You See What I See?
Truth Tests
Do You Swear to Tell the Truth . . . ?
Aesthetic Experience
Is Truth Beauty and Beauty Truth?
By What Values Shall I Live in the World?
Questions of Axiology
Historical Interlude D: From the Modern to the Post Modern World
Political Philosophy
Is Big Brother Watching?
Social Philosophy
Am I My Brother's or Sister's Keeper?
Ethics
What Will It Be: Truth or Consequences?
Historical Interlude E: A Revolution in Philosophy?
Appendix
Glossary
Index
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