Archetypes of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy (9th by Douglas J. Soccio

By Douglas J. Soccio

ARCHETYPES OF knowledge, 9E makes use of a historic method of deliver philosophy to existence via full of life narratives, enticing illustrations, and a student-friendly writing sort. utilizing its signature conversational prose, the textbook publications scholars during the lives and works of history's maximum philosophers, drawing from either canonical basic assets and the most recent philosophical evaluations.

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Where did everything come from? What is the nature of reality? For a long time, most philosophers were wisdom-seeking amateurs. That is, philosophy was a way of living for them, not a way of making a living. ) We use the term philosophy in a similar sense when we think of a person’s basic philosophy as the code of values and beliefs by which someone lives. Sometimes we talk about Abby’s philosophy of cooking or Mikey’s philosophy of betting on the horses. In such instances, we are thinking of philosophy as involving general principles or guidelines.

If poetry reveals to us the beauty our untaught eyes have missed, and philosophy gives us the wisdom to understand and forgive, it is enough, and more than the world’s wealth. Philosophy will not fatten our purses, nor lift us to dizzy dignities in a democratic state; it may even make us a little careless of these things. For what if we should fatten our purses, or rise to high office, and yet all the while remain ignorantly naive, coarsely unfurnished in the mind, brutal in behavior, unstable in character, chaotic in desire, and blindly miserable?

Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. 8 Introduction “The Prejudices of Practical Men” If we are not to fail in our endeavour to determine the value of philosophy, we must first free our minds from the prejudices of what are wrongly called “practical” men. The “practical” man, as this word is often used, is one who recognizes only material needs, who realizes that men must have food for the body, but is oblivious of the necessity of providing food for the mind.

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