Archetypes of Wisdom An Introduction to Philosophy

Edition: 7th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2009-02-06
Publisher(s): Wadsworth Publishing
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Interesting intro to philosophy book. Most of my topics in class were found in this book. This book was also cheap compared to my others, and for that I would give it 4 stars.

Archetypes of Wisdom An Introduction to Philosophy: 4 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


Featuring lucid and conversational prose and a well-chosen, reader-friendly array of succinct excerpts from canonical primary sources, ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, 7E brings philosophy to life. This reader-friendly book examines philosophies and philosophers using an engaging, non-condescending approach that speaks to you at your level. The new edition includes a fascinating introduction to the philosophy and philosophies of the twentieth century.

Table of Contents

Overview Of Classical Themes
Philosophy and the Search for Wisdom
The Asian Sages: Lao-tzu, Confucius, and Buddha
The Sophist: Protagoras
The Wise Man: Socrates
The Philosopher-King: Plato
The Naturalist: Aristotle
The Stoic: Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius
The Scholar: Thomas Aquinas
The Rationalist: RenT Descartes
Overview Of Modern Themes
The Skeptic: David Hume
The Universalist: Immanuel Kant
The Utilitarian: John Stuart Mill
The Materialist: Karl Marx
The Existentialist: SĀ°ren Kierkegaard
The Pragmatist: William James
The Anti-Philosopher: Friedrich Nietzsche
The Twentieth Century: Ludwig Wittgenstein and Martin Heidegger
Philosophy As A Way of Life
Bibliography of Interesting Sources Credits
Index of Margin Quotes
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