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

Author: Douglas R Groothuis
Publisher: [Strawberry Hills, NSW] : ReadHowYouWant, [2016] ©2016
Series: Read how you want 16.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : EasyRead large editionView 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: Large type books
History
Introductions
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas R Groothuis
ISBN: 9781458764270 1458764273
OCLC Number: 950455875
Notes: Copyright page from the original book.
Description: xviii, 199 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Philosophy in only seven sentences? --
Protagoras, man is the measure of all things --
Socrates, the unexamined life is not worth living --
Aristotle, all men by nature desires to know --
Augustine, you have made us for yourself, and restless is our heart until it comes to rest in you --
Descartes, I think, therefore I am --
Pascal, the heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing --
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.
Series Title: Read how you want 16.
Responsibility: Douglas Groothuis.

Abstract:

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 you."Augustine -- "I think, therefore I am."Decartes -- "The heart has reasons, that reason knows nothing of."Pascal. Sentences from Protagoras, Aristotle and Kierkegaard round out this quick tour. Since every philosopher has a story, not just a series of ideas, Groothuis also offers a bit of each one's life to set the stage. The seven sterling sentences themselves, while they can't tell us all there is to know, offer bridges into other lands of thought which can spark new ideas and adventures. And who knows where they might lead? -- Amazon.
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