Philosophy: An Introduction to the Art of Wondering
Discover a provocative, timeless overview of philosophy that you will find nowhere else with the tenth edition of this classic introductory text, PHILOSOPHY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF WONDERING. Author James L. Christian takes a unique synoptic approach that is sure to both engage and visually captivate you as the book focuses on the big picture and the interdisciplinary origins of philosophical thinking. This editionís fascinating presentation is interwoven with cartoons, quotations, and related findings from the social and physical sciences that ensure central philosophical concepts are accessible. New learning objectives in this edition further strengthen the bookís reader-friendly approach. An eclectic range of topics reinforces the authorís presentation of philosophy as the individualís attempt to unify disparate world views. This edition enhances coverage of feminism. Interspersed biographies provide glimpses into the lives of great thinkers who have molded the Western philosophical tradition and largely influenced how society thinks today. With the help of Christianís PHILOSOPHY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF WONDERING, Tenth Edition, you can refine the analytical skills you need to evaluate critically and contribute to the big picture of Western philosophy for yourself.
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This undergraduate textbook, originally published in 1973, also holds a good deal of appeal for adult readers. Christian believes that philosophy is critical thinking about the "Big Picture." He thus ... Read full review
This book is fantastic. You can sit down with it for hours and easily forget it's a textbook. The ideas are so well-written, effortlessly organized, and tied together seamlessly that anyone can read it, whether a student or a scholar. I was lucky enough to find the book at a hand-me-down bookstore for a few dollars, and honestly out of the hundreds of books on my bookshelves ranging from many various topics, this one is my favorite.
THE FINE ART OF WONDERING
THE CONDITION AND THE ODYSSEY
THE REAL WORLD KNOWING AND UNKNOWING
THE INNER WORLD THE FANTASTIC JOURNEY
DELICATE COEXISTENCE THE HUMAN LOVEHATE CONDITION
THE PROTOPLASMIC VENTURE