9780495808961

Roots of Wisdom A Tapestry of Philosophical Traditions

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    9780495808961

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

ROOTS OF WISDOM, Sixth Edition, helps you understand the universal and current philosophical issues that concern all of us, such as, who we are, how we know, and how we should live. No other book offers such breadth of multicultural coverage coupled with a clear, concise, and approachable writing style. Women philosophers and non-Western philosophies are integrated throughout the text, which places the worldviews of many cultures in conversation with one another, addressing specific philosophical topics. Mitchell uses striking color and black and white images to illustrate our diverse cultural inheritance, using fine art, cartoons, poetry, movies, and popular music to bring the issues of philosophy to life for the student. This new edition features four new color inserts to illustrate philosophical themes as well as new material on animal intelligence, brain science, Asian approaches to war, and from President Obama's memoir on race and identity.

Table of Contents

Preface
What is Everything Really Like?
Questions of Metaphysics
Historical Interlude
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
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
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
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
A Revolution in Philosophy?
Appendix
Glossary
Index
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