Archetypes of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2012 - Education - 624 pages
ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, 8E brings philosophy to life through lively narratives, engaging illustrations, and a student-friendly writing style. Using its signature conversational prose, the textbook guides students through the lives and works of history's greatest philosophers, then brings it all together with helpful study materials in every chapter. Drawing from both canonical primary sources and the latest philosophical critiques, ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, 8E makes philosophy approachable and exciting for students.
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Contents

Philosophy and the Search for Wisdom
1
The Asian Sages Laotzu Confucius and Buddha
22
The Sophist Protagoras
60
The Wise Man Socrates
89
The PhilosopherKing Plato
123
The Naturalist Aristotle
157
The Stoics Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius
186
The Scholar Thomas Aquinas
218
The Materialist Karl Marx
369
The Existentialist Soren Kierkegaard
394
The Pragmatist William James
424
The AntiPhilosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
452
The Twentieth Century Ludwig Wittgenstein and Martin Heidegger
482
Philosophy as a Way of Life
519
Notes
553
Glossary
564

The Rationalist Rene Descartes
252
The Skeptic David Hume
281
The Universalist Immanuel Kant
314
The Utilitarian John Stuart Mill
344
Bibliography of Philosophical Delights
573
Index of Margin Quotes
579
Index
581
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Douglas Soccio was professor of philosophy at Shasta College for nearly 30 years. In addition to ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, 9E, he is the author of HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF PHILOSOPHY, and, with Vincent E. Barry, PRACTICAL LOGIC, all of which are published by Cengage Learning. For three years he wrote a weekly philosophy column for the REDDING RECORD SEARCHLIGHT. Now devoted to writing on a full-time basis, he is presently developing a collection of philosophical stories that express what he describes as "philosophy with a heart," a generous notion of philosophy that infuses all of his writing.

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