Socrates to Sartre

Socrates to Sartre
  • Author : Samuel Enoch Stumpf
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill College
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2000-05-01
  • ISBN : 0072425334

Socrates to Sartre Book Review:

Socrates to Sartre and Beyond

Socrates to Sartre and Beyond
  • Author : James Fieser,Samuel Enoch Stumpf
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Pages : 468
  • Relase : 2007-07-30
  • ISBN : 007329618X

Socrates to Sartre and Beyond Book Review:

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.

From Socrates to Sartre

From Socrates to Sartre
  • Author : T.Z. Lavine
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2011-05-04
  • ISBN : 9780307793577

From Socrates to Sartre Book Review:

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.

Socrates to Sartre and Beyond

Socrates to Sartre and Beyond
  • Author : Samuel Enoch Stumpf,James Fieser
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • Pages : 498
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : IND:30000082081997

Socrates to Sartre and Beyond Book Review:

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.

Sophie's World

Sophie's World
  • Author : Jostein Gaarder
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 2007-03-20
  • ISBN : 9781466804272

Sophie's World Book Review:

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

The Socrates Express

The Socrates Express
  • Author : Eric Weiner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2020-08-25
  • ISBN : 9781501129032

The Socrates Express Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling author of The Geography of Bliss embarks on a rollicking intellectual journey, following in the footsteps of history’s greatest thinkers and showing us how each—from Epicurus to Gandhi, Thoreau to Beauvoir—offers practical and spiritual lessons for today’s unsettled times. We turn to philosophy for the same reasons we travel: to see the world from a dif­ferent perspective, to unearth hidden beauty, and to find new ways of being. We want to learn how to embrace wonder. Face regrets. Sustain hope. Eric Weiner combines his twin passions for philosophy and travel in a globe-trotting pil­grimage that uncovers surprising life lessons from great thinkers around the world, from Rousseau to Nietzsche, Confucius to Simone Weil. Traveling by train (the most thoughtful mode of transport), he journeys thousands of miles, making stops in Athens, Delhi, Wyoming, Coney Island, Frankfurt, and points in between to recon­nect with philosophy’s original purpose: teaching us how to lead wiser, more meaningful lives. From Socrates and ancient Athens to Beauvoir and 20th-century Paris, Weiner’s chosen philosophers and places provide important practical and spiritual lessons as we navigate today’s chaotic times. In a “delightful” odyssey that “will take you places intellectually and humorously” (San Francisco Book Review), Weiner invites us to voyage alongside him on his life-changing pursuit of wisdom and discovery as he attempts to find answers to our most vital questions. The Socrates Express is “full of valuable lessons…a fun, sharp book that draws readers in with its apparent simplicity and bubble-gum philosophy approach and gradually pulls them in deeper and deeper” (NPR).

The History of Philosophy

The History of Philosophy
  • Author : A. C. Grayling
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 704
  • Relase : 2019-11-05
  • ISBN : 9781984878755

The History of Philosophy Book Review:

“A witty, learned, authoritative survey of philosophical thought.” —The New York Times Book Review The first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions, from one of the world’s most eminent thinkers The story of philosophy is an epic tale, spanning civilizations and continents. It explores some of the most creative minds in history. But not since the long-popular classic by Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy, published in 1945, has there been a comprehensive and entertaining single-volume history of this great, intellectual, world-shaping journey. With characteristic clarity and elegance, A. C. Grayling takes the reader from the age of the Buddha, Confucius, and Socrates through Christianity’s capture of the European mind, from the Renaissance and Enlightenment on to Mill, Nietzsche, Sartre and, finally, philosophy today. Surveying in tandem the great philosophical traditions of India, China, and the Persian-Arabic world, and astonishing in its range and accessibility, Grayling’s The History of Philosophy is destined to be a landmark work.

Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture

Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture
  • Author : William Irwin,David Kyle Johnson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2011-11-18
  • ISBN : 9781444390988

Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture Book Review:

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

Socrates Meets Marx

Socrates Meets Marx
  • Author : Peter Kreeft
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Pages : 201
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : 0898709709

Socrates Meets Marx Book Review:

Utilizing the dialogue format that the Greek philosopher made famous, Kreeft presents the latest in his series of small books on philosophy. In a unique and compelling take on the philosophies of the modern world, Kreeft pits the ancient Greek philosopher against the founder of Communism. Humorous, frank, and insightful, this book challenges the reader to step in and take hold of what is right and to cast away what is wrong. Topics covered include such varied subjects as private property, the individual, the "Three Philosophies of Man," women, individualism, and more. A wonderful introduction to philosophy for the neophyte, and a joy for the experienced student.

Philosophy: History and Readings

Philosophy: History and Readings
  • Author : Samuel Enoch Stumpf,James Fieser
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
  • Pages : 960
  • Relase : 2011-04-21
  • ISBN : 0073535761

Philosophy: History and Readings Book Review:

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.

Story of Philosophy

Story of Philosophy
  • Author : Will Durant
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2012-07-24
  • ISBN : 9781476702605

Story of Philosophy Book Review:

A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers—Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James, and Dewey—The Story of Philosophy is one of the great books of our time. Few write for the non-specialist as well as Will Durant, and this book is a splendid example of his eminently readable scholarship. Durant’s insight and wit never cease to dazzle; The Story of Philosophy is a key book for any reader who wishes to survey the history and development of philosophical ideas in the Western world.

History of Western Philosophy

History of Western Philosophy
  • Author : Bertrand Russell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 728
  • Relase : 2013-04-15
  • ISBN : 9781135692919

History of Western Philosophy Book Review:

Now in a special gift edition, and featuring a brand new foreword by Anthony Gottlieb, this is a dazzlingly unique exploration of the works of significant philosophers throughout the ages and a definitive must-have title that deserves a revered place on every bookshelf.

Socrates Meets Hume

Socrates Meets Hume
  • Author : Peter Kreeft
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Pages : 227
  • Relase : 2010-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781586172602

Socrates Meets Hume Book Review:

This book is the 6th book in a series of Socratic explorations of some of the Great Books. The books in this series are intended to be short, clear, and non-technical, thus fully understandable by beginners. Through such Socratic dialogues, Peter Kreeft introduces (or reviews) the basic questions in the fundamental divisions of philosophy: metaphysics, epistemology, anthropology, ethics, logic, and method. In Socrates Meets Hume, Kreeft presents a Socratic examination of enquiry concerning human understanding in relation to the skepticism of Hume, posing questions that challenge the concepts that Hume proposed. Kreeft states that Hume is the "most formidable, serious, difficult-to-refute skeptic in the history of human thought." Kreeft invites you to take part in the process of refuting Hume's skeptical arguments, with the aid of Socrates. Based on an imaginary dialogue between Socrates and Hume that takes place in the afterlife, this profound and witty book makes an entertaining and informative exploration of modern philosophy.

A Little History of Philosophy

A Little History of Philosophy
  • Author : Nigel Warburton
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 260
  • Relase : 2011-10-25
  • ISBN : 9780300152081

A Little History of Philosophy Book Review:

Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it. In forty brief chapters, Nigel Warburton guides us on a chronological tour of the major ideas in the history of philosophy. He provides interesting and often quirky stories of the lives and deaths of thought-provoking philosophers from Socrates, who chose to die by hemlock poisoning rather than live on without the freedom to think for himself, to Peter Singer, who asks the disquieting philosophical and ethical questions that haunt our own times. Warburton not only makes philosophy accessible, he offers inspiration to think, argue, reason, and ask in the tradition of Socrates. A Little History of Philosophy presents the grand sweep of humanity's search for philosophical understanding and invites all to join in the discussion.

Seinfeld and Philosophy

Seinfeld and Philosophy
  • Author : William Irwin
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Pages : 360
  • Relase : 2010-08
  • ISBN : 9781459601161

Seinfeld and Philosophy Book Review:

How is Jerry like Socrates? Is it rational for George to ''do the opposite? '' Would Simone de Beauvoir say that Elaine is a feminist? Is Kramer stuck in Kierkegaard's aesthetic stage? Seinfeld and Philosophy is both an enlightening look at the most popular sitcom of the decade and an entertaining introduction to philosophy via Seinfeld's plots and characters. These fourteen essays, which explore the ideas of Plato, Aristotle, Lao-Tzu, Heidegger, Kant, Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, and Wittgenstein, will show readers how to be masters of their philosophical domain.

The Age of Reason

The Age of Reason
  • Author : Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 397
  • Relase : 1947
  • ISBN : 0679738959

The Age of Reason Book Review:

The middle-aged protagonist of Sartre's philosophical novel, set in 1938, refuses to give up his ideas of freedom, despite the approach of the war

Nausea

Nausea
  • Author : Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Pages : 238
  • Relase : 1949
  • ISBN : 0811201880

Nausea Book Review:

The diary of Antoine Roquentin follows his thoughts as he gradually sinks into a metaphysical crisis of despair, in this the first novel by the leader of French Existentialism

How Philosophy Can Save Your Life

How Philosophy Can Save Your Life
  • Author : Marietta McCarty
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2009-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781101152065

How Philosophy Can Save Your Life Book Review:

Discover how great philosophers can help you live a more purposeful and peaceful life. This inspiring new book from the bestselling author of Little Big Minds reveals how the heartbeats of philosophy- clear thinking, quiet reflection, and good conversation- are essential ingredients in a well-lived life. Full of great discussion ideas and activities you can do with a group, How Philosophy Can Save Your Life is framed around ten "big ideas"-themes that, according to McCarty, are necessary to grasp if one wants to live a truly fulfilling life. They are: 1. Simplicity (philosophers include Epicurus and Charlotte Joko Beck) 2. Communication (philosophers include bell hooks and Karl Jaspers) 3. Perspective (philosophers include Bertrand Russell and Mary Wollstonecraft) 4. Flexibility (philosophers include Socrates, Plato and Alan Watts) 5. Empathy (philosophers include the Dalai Lama and Martin Luther King, Jr.) 6. Individuality (philosophers include Jean-Paul Sartre and Elizabeth Spelman) 7. Belonging (philosophers include Albert Camus and Rita Manning) 8. Serenity (philosophers include Epictetus and Lao Tzu) 9. Possibility (philosophers include John Stuart Mill and Simone de Beauvoir) 10. Joy (philosophers include Shunryu Suzuki and Jane Addams) So join the greatest thinkers of all time to discover the ideas that will help you live a happier, healthier life!

Looseleaf for Philosophy: A Historical Survey with Essential Readings

Looseleaf for Philosophy: A Historical Survey with Essential Readings
  • Author : James Fieser,Samuel Enoch Stumpf
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Pages : 992
  • Relase : 2019-01-30
  • ISBN : 1260686264

Looseleaf for Philosophy: A Historical Survey with Essential Readings Book Review:

In a provocative and engaging style, Philosophy: A Historical Survey with Essential Readings consists of two main parts: the chapters, which contain the primary contributions of Western civilization's most influential philosophers, and the anthology of chronologically organized classic readings from Western philosophy. The first half of this book presents a sustained narrative of the great philosophers of Western civilization from ancient Greece until today. In the second half we offer a snapshot of the most famous discussions by many of the philosophers discussed in the first half. These readings are presented chronologically and parallel the order presented in the first half of the book.

Pooh and the Philosophers

Pooh and the Philosophers
  • Author : John Tyerman Williams
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 191
  • Relase : 2003-05
  • ISBN : 1405205172

Pooh and the Philosophers Book Review:

'In this witty and entertaining excursion through previously unchartered areas of the world of Pooh, John Tyerman Williams sets out to prove beyond a doubt that the whole of Western philosophy - from the cosmologists of ancient Greece to existentialism in this century - may be found in Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. This book confirms what many have long suspected: that Pooh is a Bear of Enormous Brain