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Philosophy in seven sentences : a small introduction to a vast topic

Author: Douglas R Groothuis
Publisher: Downers Grove, Illinois : IVP Academic, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Philosophy is not a closed club or a secret society. It's for anyone who thinks big questions are worth talking about. To get us started, Douglas Groothuis unpacks seven pivotal sentences from the history of western philosophy a few famous, all short, none trivial. Included are: "The unexamined life is not worth living. "Socrates -- "You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Introductions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Groothuis, Douglas R., 1957-
Philosophy in seven sentences.
Downers Grove : InterVarsity Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015037344
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas R Groothuis
ISBN: 9780830840939 0830840931
OCLC Number: 909328868
Description: 159 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Philosophy in only seven sentences? --
Protagoras, man is the measure of all things --
Socrates, the unexamined life is not worth living --
Aristotle, man by nature desires to know --
Augustine, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in thee --
Descartes, I think, therefore I am --
Pascal, the heart has reasons, that reason knows nothing of --
Kierkegaard, the greatest hazard of all, losing one's self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all --
What about these seven sentences? or a final provocation.
Responsibility: Douglas Groothuis.

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Philosophy is not a closed club or a secret society. It's for anyone who thinks big questions are worth talking about. In this lively introduction, Douglas Groothuis upacks seven short yet pivotal  Read more...
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