From Socrates to Sartre

From Socrates to Sartre

This thought-provoking book takes us from the inception of Western society in Plato’s Athens to today when the commanding power of Marxism has captured one third of the world.

Author: T.Z. Lavine

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307793577

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

View: 902

A challenging new look at the great thinkers whose ides have shaped our civilization From Socrates to Sartre presents a rousing and readable introduction to the lives, and times of the great philosophers. This thought-provoking book takes us from the inception of Western society in Plato’s Athens to today when the commanding power of Marxism has captured one third of the world. T. Z. Lavine, Elton Professor of Philosophy at George Washington University, makes philosophy come alive with astonishing clarity to give us a deeper, more meaningful understanding of ourselves and our times. From Socrates to Sartre discusses Western philosophers in terms of the historical and intellectual environment which influenced them, and it connects their lasting ideas to the public and private choices we face in America today. From Socrates to Sartre formed the basis of from the PBS television series of the same name.
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Socrates to Sartre

Socrates to Sartre

This book is addressed to the beginning student of philosophy, to the student in other disciplines who needs a concise presentation of philosophical ideas, and to interested members of the general reading public.

Author: Samuel Enoch Stumpf

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: UVA:X000350940

Category: Philosophy

Page: 525

View: 249

This book is addressed to the beginning student of philosophy, to the student in other disciplines who needs a concise presentation of philosophical ideas, and to interested members of the general reading public. The needs of these groups have promoted me to undertake the task in spite of the obvious pitfalls encountered in condensing the wealth of Western philosophical thought into one short volume.
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Philosophy for Everyman

Philosophy for Everyman

In Philosophy for Everyman: From Socrates to Sartre, he carefully breaks down the key concepts of philosophy for the general reader.

Author: Dagobert D. Runes

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504064439

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

View: 602

This sweeping history of philosophy by the author and founder of the Philosophical Library ranges from the pre-Socratics to existentialism. In this historical survey, Dagobert D. Runes introduces readers to the major developments in philosophical inquiry that began with the ancient Greeks. In clear and accessible prose, he traces the progression of thought through influential figures such as Jesus, Muhammad, Francis Bacon, and René Descartes. He also covers a chronology of movements from the Stoics and Epicureans to the Enlightenment, logical positivism, and existentialism. The founder and publisher of the Philosophical Library, Runes is both a philosopher and a scholar of philosophical history. In Philosophy for Everyman: From Socrates to Sartre, he carefully breaks down the key concepts of philosophy for the general reader.
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Socrates to Sartre and Beyond

Socrates to Sartre and Beyond

New co-author James Fieser has brought this classic text up-to-date both chronologically and stylistically while preserving the thoughtful, conceptual characteristics that have made it so successful.

Author: Samuel Enoch Stumpf

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: IND:30000082081997

Category: Philosophy

Page: 498

View: 717

This comprehensive, historically organized introduction to philosophy communicates the richness of the discipline and provides the student with a working knowledge of the development of Western philosophy. New co-author James Fieser has brought this classic text up-to-date both chronologically and stylistically while preserving the thoughtful, conceptual characteristics that have made it so successful. The text covers all periods of philosophy, lists philosophers alphabetically and chronologically on the end-papers, and features an exceptional glossary of key concepts.
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Socrates to Sartre and Beyond

Socrates to Sartre and Beyond

It provides ample detail without complicating minutiae. The text covers all periods of philosophy, lists philosophers alphabetically and chronologically on the end-papers, and features an exceptional glossary of key concepts.

Author: James Fieser

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 007329618X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 468

View: 748

This comprehensive, historically organized introduction to philosophy communicates the richness of the discipline and provides the student with a working knowledge of the development of Western philosophy. With a lively and approachable style it covers the principal contributions of Western civilization's most influential philosophers. It provides ample detail without complicating minutiae. The text covers all periods of philosophy, lists philosophers alphabetically and chronologically on the end-papers, and features an exceptional glossary of key concepts.
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Socrates Meets Sartre

Socrates Meets Sartre

Christian philosopher Kreeft (philosophy, Boston College) uses an imaginary dialogue between Socrates and Sartre to challenge the fundamental concepts of existentialist philosophy.

Author: Peter Kreeft

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 0898709717

Category: Religion

Page: 222

View: 148

Christian philosopher Kreeft (philosophy, Boston College) uses an imaginary dialogue between Socrates and Sartre to challenge the fundamental concepts of existentialist philosophy. The conversational style and non-technical language he employs serves to make the concepts discussed accessible to both students and general readers. Kreeft is also the
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I Watch Therefore I Am

I Watch  Therefore I Am

Let Gilligan's Island teach you about situational ethics.

Author: Gregory Bergman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440527340

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 712

Let Gilligan's Island teach you about situational ethics. Learn about epistemology from The Brady Bunch. Explore Aristotle's Poetics by watching 24. Television has grappled with a wide range of philosophical conundrums. According to the networks, it's the ultimate source of all knowledge in the universe! So why not look to the small screen for answers to all of humanity's dilemmas? There's not a single issue discussed by the great thinkers of the past that hasn't been hashed out between commercials in shows like Mad Men and Leave It to Beaver. So fix yourself a snack, settle into the couch, grab the remote...and prepare to be enlightened.
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Great Philosophers

Great Philosophers

Some of the most important principles of modern society were founded hundreds, even thousands, of years ago.

Author: Jeremy Stangroom

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781477704110

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 100

Some of the most important principles of modern society were founded hundreds, even thousands, of years ago. Readers explore the lives of some of the greatest philosophers and thinkers of all time, from Socrates to Sartre. Topics covered include, how they lived, what their principles were, and what kind of an impact they have on modern society.
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Philosophy

Philosophy

Contains material previously published in the author's Socrates to Sartre : a history of philosophy; Philosophical problems.

Author: Samuel Enoch Stumpf

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: UOM:39076000701537

Category: Philosophy

Page: 360

View: 590

Contains material previously published in the author's Socrates to Sartre : a history of philosophy; Philosophical problems.
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How to Think Like a Philosopher

How to Think Like a Philosopher

From Socrates to Sartre, Avicenna to Angela Davis, this accessible guide will get you up to speed on the world's greatest minds and help you to think like them.

Author: Daniel Smith

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781789292824

Category: Philosophy

Page:

View: 699

From Socrates to Sartre, Avicenna to Angela Davis, this accessible guide will get you up to speed on the world's greatest minds and help you to think like them. You've heard of Plato, but do you understand his Theory of Forms? What does René Descartes' maxim 'I think, therefore I am' actually mean? And how is philosophy relevant to modern life? Drawing on the thoughts and words of iconic philosophers from the ancient world right through to the present day, each chapter deals with a specific philosophical theory. Explore the conflict between free will and determinism, the political concept of Machiavellianism, the difference between metaphysics and epistemology, and what dialectics actually is in this accessibly-written guide to the smartest minds in history.
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The Philosophers

The Philosophers

Here is Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics, Plato's cave of shadows, Schopenhauer's vision of reality as blind, striving Will, Hegel's idea of the World Spirit, Bentham's principle of the Greatest Happiness, Mill's contributions to our ...

Author: Ted Honderich

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0192854186

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 175

What better introduction to the world of philosophy than through the lives of its most prominent citizens. In The Philosophers, we are introduced to twenty-eight of the greatest thinkers in Western civilization, ranging from Aristotle and Plato to Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and Sartre. An illustrious team of scholars takes us on a concise and illuminating tour of some of the most brilliant minds and enduring ideas in history. Here is Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics, Plato's cave of shadows, Schopenhauer's vision of reality as blind, striving Will, Hegel's idea of the World Spirit, Bentham's principle of the Greatest Happiness, Mill's contributions to our understanding of liberty, William James's theory of the stream of consciousness, Husserl's phenomenology, and much more. Readers will find thoughtful discussions of everything from Kant's categorical imperative, to the Christian philosophies of Augustine, Aquinas, and Kierkegaard, to the materialism of Hobbes or Marx, to the modern--and quite different--philosophical systems of Bertrand Russell, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. Each article is illustrated with a portrait of the philosopher, the contributors provide lists for further reading, and the volume includes a chronological table that gives valuable historical context. Here then is an authoritative and engaging guide to the ideas of the most notable philosophers, ranging from antiquity to the present day. The Philosophers shows how these great thinkers wrestled with the central problems of the human condition--with important questions of free will, morality, and the limits of logic and reason--as it illuminates their legacy for our time.
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Western Philosophy Made Easy

Western Philosophy Made Easy

Charting the history of Western thought from Socrates to Sartre, from Epicureans to Existentialists, Western Philosophy Made Easy offers a short, readable historical summary of aspects of Western philosophy and key philosophers from Ancient ...

Author: Dennis Waite

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781785357794

Category: Philosophy

Page: 120

View: 572

Charting the history of Western thought from Socrates to Sartre, from Epicureans to Existentialists, Western Philosophy Made Easy offers a short, readable historical summary of aspects of Western philosophy and key philosophers from Ancient Greece to the modern day, with the emphasis on topics of direct relevance to our own lives.
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Experiencing Philosophy

Experiencing Philosophy

Lavine , From Socrates to Sartre , p . 143 . 49 . Berkeley , Philisophical Writings ,
section 10 , p . 64 . 50 . This example is borrowed from Mitchell , Roots of Wisdom
, p . 240 . 51 . Ibid . , p . 279 . 52 . Lavine , From Socrates to Sartre , p . 144 . 53 .

Author: Anthony F. Falikowski

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: IND:30000086244518

Category: Philosophy

Page: 457

View: 752

This useful and richly informative book will inspire and motivate readers to appreciate the importance and relevance of philosophy in their everyday lives. A user-friendly format provides detailed content coverage and critical reasoning skills development. Its “applied focus” pays attention to the personal and practical relevance of philosophy by focusing on its experiential, therapeutic, and social applications—complemented by a built-in study guide and substantial excerpts from classical original sourceworks. Six chapters cover: what philosophy is, philosophies of life, logic and philosophical method, epistemology and metaphysics, ethics, and political philosophy. For individuals new to, and interested in, the study of philosphy.
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Saturday Night Live and Philosophy

Saturday Night Live and Philosophy

In this book, philosophy and comedy join forces with the strength of the Ambiguously Gay Duo to explore the meaning of life itself through the riffs and beats of the subversive parody that gives the show its razor-sharp wit and undeniable ...

Author:

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119538554

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 564

This hilarious cast of star philosophers will make you laugh while you think as they explore the moral conundrums, ridiculous paradoxes, and wild implications of Saturday Night Live Comedian-philosophers from Socrates to Sartre have always prodded and provoked us, critiquing our most sacred institutions and urging us to examine ourselves in the process. In Saturday Night Live and Philosophy, a star-studded cast of philosophers takes a close look at the “deep thoughts” beneath the surface of NBC’s award-winning late-night variety show and its hosts’ zany antics. In this book, philosophy and comedy join forces, just like the Ambiguously Gay Duo, to explore the meaning of life itself through the riffs and beats of the subversive parody that gives the show its razor-sharp wit and undeniable cultural and political significance. Our guest hosts raise some eyebrows with questions like: Is Weekend Update Fake News? Does SNL upset dominant paradigms or trap us in political bubbles? When it comes to SNL, how can we tell the difference between satire, smart-assery, and seriousness? Is the Ladies Man too stupid for moral responsibility? What is the benefit of jokes that cause outrage? The Church Lady has a bad case of moral superiority. How about you? What can Wayne and Garth teach us about living a happy life?
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Philosophy History and Readings

Philosophy  History and Readings

This text brings together Stumpf and Fieser’s Socrates to Sartre and Beyond with an updated anthology of readings in one volume.

Author: Samuel Enoch Stumpf

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 0073535761

Category: Philosophy

Page: 960

View: 447

This text brings together Stumpf and Fieser’s Socrates to Sartre and Beyond with an updated anthology of readings in one volume. It offers an accessible historical survey of philosophical ideas and a wealth of primary source readings at an excellent value. The text is a comprehensive, historically organized introduction to philosophy which communicates the richness of the discipline and provides the student with a working knowledge of the development of Western philosophy. With a lively and approachable style it covers the principal contributions of Western civilization’s most influential philosophers. The chronologically organized reader features a wide selection of readings of both Western philosophy and Eastern philosophy.
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Everything You Need to Know about Philosophy

Everything You Need to Know about Philosophy

From the five branches of philosophy to the 20th century's three philosophic schools, this compendium explains Kant, questions Socrates, and picks Locke's brain.

Author: Stephen Herman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0671534882

Category: Philosophy

Page: 133

View: 177

From the five branches of philosophy to the 20th century's three philosophic schools, this compendium explains Kant, questions Socrates, and picks Locke's brain.
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Philosophy A Historical Survey with Essential Readings

Philosophy  A Historical Survey with Essential Readings

This text brings together Stumpf and Fieser's Socrates to Sartre and Beyond with an updated anthology of readings in one volume.

Author: James Fieser

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 007811909X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1024

View: 783

This text brings together Stumpf and Fieser's Socrates to Sartre and Beyond with an updated anthology of readings in one volume. It offers an accessible historical survey of philosophical ideas and a wealth of primary source readings at an excellent value. The text is a comprehensive, historically organized introduction to philosophy which communicates the richness of the discipline and provides the student with a working knowledge of the development of Western philosophy. With a lively and approachable style it covers the principal contributions of Western civilization's most influential philosophers. The chronologically organised reader features a wide selection of readings of both Western philosophy and Eastern philosophy.
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Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture

Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture

Can Battlestar Galactica shed light on the existence of God? Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture uses popular culture to illustrate important philosophical concepts and the work of the major philosophers.

Author: William Irwin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390988

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

View: 251

What can South Park tell us about Socrates and the nature of evil? How does The Office help us to understand Sartre and existentialist ethics? Can Battlestar Galactica shed light on the existence of God? Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture uses popular culture to illustrate important philosophical concepts and the work of the major philosophers With examples from film, television, and music including South Park, The Matrix , X-Men, Batman, Harry Potter, Metallica and Lost, even the most abstract and complex philosophical ideas become easier to grasp Features key essays from across the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, as well as helpful editorial material and a glossary of philosophical terms From metaphysics to epistemology; from ethics to the meaning of life, this unique introduction makes philosophy as engaging as popular culture itself Supplementary website available with teaching guides, sample materials and links to further resources at www.pop-philosophy.org
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