Philosophy: An Introduction to the Art of Wondering

Philosophy: An Introduction to the Art of Wondering

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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 editiona€™s 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 booka€™s reader-friendly approach. An eclectic range of topics reinforces the authora€™s presentation of philosophy as the individuala€™s 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 Christiana€™s 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.1-3 CRITICAL ANALYSIS Aristotle once wrote that philosophy begins when we look at the world and wake up to the depth of our ... and we are driven to seek answers by looking steadily at the world, thinking carefully, and asking the right questions. ... This chapter describes certain characteristics of the philosophic mind and deals with three broad families of thinking ... Huddled at night under the acacia trees, the first humans undoubtedly pondered the stars, listened to night- sounds ofanbsp;...

Title:Philosophy: An Introduction to the Art of Wondering
Author:James Christian
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2008-01-24


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