How To Be A Philosopher

How To Be A Philosopher

The book also argues that learning to philosophise will help you think more clearly and honestly about your own life. The book even gives practical advice on how to make a living from philosophy!

Author: Gary Cox

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441174819

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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Do life's big questions perplex you? This book, now available in paperback, will give you answers to some of them while revealing that others have no answer. A humorous but informed instruction manual to questions philosophers have been asking and attempting to answer for centuries, How to Be A Philosopher will help you: • Think, talk, argue and persuade like a philosopher. • Win every agument by tying people in philosophical knots. • Ask questions and raise doubts about things most people take for granted. • Realise that almost nothing is certain. • Get the absolute final word on that question about a falling tree. A practical guide to philosophising, the book explains philosophical ideas with examples drawn from such great works as Family Guy, Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Matrix and Red Dwarf. The book also argues that learning to philosophise will help you think more clearly and honestly about your own life. The book even gives practical advice on how to make a living from philosophy!
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How to be a Philosopher

How to be a Philosopher

The techniques in this book are easy to learn. Mastering them is the work of a lifetime.Studying philosophy at university won't necessarily teach you how to become a philosopher.

Author: Hugh Hunter

Publisher: Library and Archives Canada

ISBN: 1777354102

Category:

Page: 244

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What does it take to become a philosopher? In this short book Dr. Hugh Hunter uses techniques from his teaching career to give an answer. Starting with simple and relatable examples from traditional Western philosophy, he explains what being a philosopher means, how to situate a problem in philosophy, and how to think, read, write and find community as a philosopher. The techniques in this book are easy to learn. Mastering them is the work of a lifetime.Studying philosophy at university won't necessarily teach you how to become a philosopher. This short guide will tell you how to interact with the university system as a philosopher whether you are a part of it or not. Self-teachers, homeschoolers, and those charting their own philosophical course will all find something of value here.
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Zeno and the Tortoise

Zeno and the Tortoise

Written in twenty-five short chapters, each readable during the journey to work, Zeno and the Tortoise is an ideal course in intellectual self-defence.

Author: Nicholas Fearn

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848872639

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

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A witty and irreverent guide to the key ideas and methods of the world's greatest thinkers. Zeno and the Tortoise explains not just who each philosopher was and what he thought, but exactly how he came to think in the way that he did. Nicholas Fearn presents philosophy as a collection of tools - from Ockham's Razor to Hume's Fork - each of which can be brought to bear on any number of predicaments. Written in twenty-five short chapters, each readable during the journey to work, Zeno and the Tortoise is an ideal course in intellectual self-defence.
Categories: Philosophy

How to Be a Marxist in Philosophy

How to Be a Marxist in Philosophy

This is the first English translation to Althusser's provocative and, often, controversial guide to being a true Marxist philosopher. Althusser argues that philosophy needs Marxism. It can't exist fully without it.

Author: Louis Althusser

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474280556

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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In How to Be a Marxist in Philosophy one of the most famous Marxist philosophers of the 20th century shares his concept of what it means to function fruitfully as a political thinker within the discipline and environs of philosophy. This is the first English translation to Althusser's provocative and, often, controversial guide to being a true Marxist philosopher. Althusser argues that philosophy needs Marxism. It can't exist fully without it. Similarly, Marxism requires the rigour and structures of philosophy to give it form and focus. He calls all thinking people to, 'Remember: a philosopher is a man who fights in theory, and when he understands the reasons for this fight, he joined the ranks of the struggle of workers and popular classes.' In short, this book comprises Althusser's elucidation of what praxis means and why it continues to matter. With a superb introduction from translator and Althusser archivist G.M. Goshgarian, this is a book that will re-inspire contemporary Marxist thought and reinvigorate our notions of what political activism can be.
Categories: Philosophy

How to Think Like a Philosopher

How to Think Like a Philosopher

MICHEL FOUCAULT, LIBÉRATION (1983) No discussion of ethics would be
complete without at least a nod to the question of what constitutes justice. Most
philosophers accept that, as members of societies (local, national and
transnational), ...

Author: Daniel Smith

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781789292824

Category: Philosophy

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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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Ask a Philosopher

Ask a Philosopher

Based on real-life questions from his Ask a Philosopher series, Ian Olasov offers his answers to questions such as: - Are people innately good or bad? - Is it okay to have a pet fish? - Is it okay to have kids? - Is color subjective?

Author: Ian Olasov

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 9781250756183

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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A collection of answers to the philosophical questions on people's minds—from the big to the personal to the ones you didn't know you needed answered. Based on real-life questions from his Ask a Philosopher series, Ian Olasov offers his answers to questions such as: - Are people innately good or bad? - Is it okay to have a pet fish? - Is it okay to have kids? - Is color subjective? - If humans colonize Mars, who will own the land? - Is ketchup a smoothie? - Is there life after death? - Should I give money to homeless people? Ask a Philosopher shows that there's a way of making philosophy work for each of us, and that philosophy can be both perfectly continuous with everyday life, and also utterly transporting. From questions that we all wrestle with in private to questions that you never thought to ask, Ask a Philosopher will get you thinking.
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The Univerc lum and Spiritual Philosopher

The Univerc  lum and Spiritual Philosopher

... to state that there are also two Bow - street officers on the look - out . " | all
scientific persons who may care about the subject , avoids tho 54 THE
UNIVERCELUM AND needless notoriety of appearing in print SPIRITUAL
PHILOSOPHER .

Author: Samuel Byron Brittan

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH6HD2

Category: Parapsychology

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Philosopher of the Heart

Philosopher of the Heart

Clare Carlisle's innovative and moving biography writes Kierkegaard's remarkable life as far as possible from his own perspective, conveying what it was like to be this Socrates of Christendom - as he put it, living life forwards yet only ...

Author: Clare Carlisle

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241283592

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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Selected as a Book of the Year in The Times Literary Supplement 'This lucid and riveting new biography at once rescuses Kierkegaard from the scholars and shows why he is such an intriguing and useful figure' Observer Søren Kierkegaard, one of the most passionate and challenging of modern philosophers, is now celebrated as the father of existentialism - yet his contemporaries described him as a philosopher of the heart. Over about a decade in the 1840s and 1850s, writings poured from his pen analysing love and suffering, courage and anxiety, religious longing and defiance, and forging a new philosophical style rooted in the inward drama of being human. As Christianity seemed to sleepwalk through a changing world, Kierkegaard dazzlingly revealed its spiritual power while exposing the poverty of official religion. His restless creativity was spurred on by his own failures: his relationship with the young woman whom he promised to marry, then left to devote himself to writing, haunted him throughout his life. Though tormented by the pressures of celebrity, he deliberately lived amidst the crowds in Copenhagen, known by everyone but, he felt, understood by no one. When he collapsed exhausted at the age of 42, he was still pursuing the question of existence: how to be a human being in this world? Clare Carlisle's innovative and moving biography writes Kierkegaard's remarkable life as far as possible from his own perspective, conveying what it was like to be this Socrates of Christendom - as he put it, living life forwards yet only understanding it backwards.
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The Philosophie Commonly Called the Morals Written by the Learned Philosopher Plutarch of Ch ronea Translated Out of Greeke Into English and Conferred with the Latine Translations and the French by Philemon Holland Whereunto are Annexed the Summaries Necessary to be Read Before Every Treatise

The Philosophie  Commonly Called  the Morals  Written by the Learned Philosopher  Plutarch of Ch  ronea  Translated Out of Greeke Into English  and Conferred with the Latine Translations  and the French  by Philemon Holland     Whereunto are Annexed the Summaries Necessary to be Read Before Every Treatise

509 ) to sundry Philosophers . 412 50 54 Sinus equal according to the Sto -
Socrates the Philosopher his opini- Soul of the world . ibid icks . on of the first
principles . 662 Soulof man how divided . 682 Sipylus a City in Magnesia . 888
Socrates ...

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ISBN: BL:A0020295372

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Proceedings of the Liverpool Literary Philosophical Society

Proceedings of the Liverpool Literary   Philosophical Society

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool ... an unsound jurist ; and Lord
Bacon , the prince of all philosophers , is supposed to have fallen by bribery and
corruption only because he presumed to quarrel with Aristotle and the schoolmen
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Author: Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044092893767

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Philosophy for Non Philosophers

Philosophy for Non Philosophers

As such, the work is a concentration of the most fundamental theses of Althusser's own ideas, and presents a synthesis of his sprawling and disparate philosophical and political writings.

Author: Louis Althusser

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472592033

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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In 1980, at the end of the most intensely political period of his work and life, Louis Althusser penned Philosophy for Non-philosophers. Available here for the first time in English, Philosophy for Non-philosophers constitutes a rigorous and engaged attempt to address a wide reading public unfamiliar with Althusser's project. As such, the work is a concentration of the most fundamental theses of Althusser's own ideas, and presents a synthesis of his sprawling and disparate philosophical and political writings. Nowhere else does Althusser push the distinction between philosophy and other disciplines as far, or develop in such detail the concept of 'practice'. Rather than a work of 'popular philosophy', Philosophy for Non-philosophers is a continuation and conglomeration of Althusser's thought; a thought whose radicality is still perceptible in those that have followed since. Philosophy for Non-philosophers thus provides a vivid encapsulation of Althusser's seminal influence on the leading thinkers of today, including Ranciere, Badiou, Balibar, and Žižek.
Categories: Philosophy

Fun for the Million Or The Laughing Philosopher

Fun for the Million  Or  The Laughing Philosopher

Make ready - charge . Oh , oh , oh ! what's be a soldier ; there's Mr. Taptub , the
innkeeper's son , I the matter with Sergeant Pattypan . Why Corporal Dumpling
bas run his bagnet into my cartridge box . THE LAUGHING PHILOSOPHER . '
671.

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Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:50849384

Category: English wit and humor

Page: 767

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Categories: English wit and humor

Ancient philosophy and the first to the thirteenth centuries

Ancient philosophy and the first to the thirteenth centuries

Whereas in other cases he is a philosopher seeking for light , and when he could
not perceive the tract of it , showing where it ought to be , and from what unrisen
sun it must flow ; here he is a presumptuous theologian , assuming himself ...

Author: Frederick Denison Maurice

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89017181389

Category: Philosophy

Page:

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Categories: Philosophy

Moral and Metaphysical Philosophy

Moral and Metaphysical Philosophy

Whereas in other cases he is a philosopher seeking for light , and when he could
not perceive the tract of it , showing where it ought to be , and from what unrisen
sun it must flow ; here he is a presumptuous theologian , assuming himself ...

Author: Frederick Denison Maurice

Publisher:

ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000402449

Category: Fathers of the church

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Moral and Methaphysical Philosophy

Moral and Methaphysical Philosophy

Whereas in other cases he is a philosopher seeking for light, and when he could
not perceive the tract of it, showing where it ought to be, and from what unrisen
sun it must flow; here he is a presumptuous theologian, assuming himself
capable ...

Author: Frederick Denison Maurice

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B45707

Category: Ethics

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Categories: Ethics

The New review political philosophical and literary

The New review  political  philosophical and literary

A short while since , a certain reviewer announced that I gave myself great
pretensions as a philosopher . I a philosopher ! I advance pretensions ! My dear
Saturday friend ; and you ? Don't you teach everything to everybody ? and punish
the ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044092691088

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A Manual of Psychological Medicine and Allied Nervous Diseases

A Manual of Psychological Medicine and Allied Nervous Diseases

These the student may study subjectively, and then he will be prepared to be
taught objectively, 2. The abnormal functioning of an unhealthy, diseased brain.
Respecting the subjective study, the remarks of the great philosopher Seneca are
 ...

Author: Edward Cox Mann

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:24503341468

Category: Insane

Page: 667

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Categories: Insane

The Betrothed Lovers

The Betrothed Lovers

He had learnt as much of ancient philosophy as might have sufficed him , but still
went on acquiring more from the study of ... to be a philosopher , it is necessary to
choose an author , so Don Ferrante had chosen Aristotle , who , he used to say ...

Author: Alessandro Manzoni

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101067476653

Category:

Page: 456

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A Philosopher s Victory Through Christ

A Philosopher s Victory Through Christ

... these young people has really done wonders, not only in a spiritual way, but
also in a practical way. One of the sons has learned how to build, and has built
for the family a beautiful brick 58 A PHILOSOPHER'S VICTORY THROUGH
CHRIST.

Author: William Hazer Wrighton

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030494718

Category: Salvation

Page: 90

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Categories: Salvation