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Author Porter, Burton Frederick

Title What the tortoise taught us : the story of philosophy / Burton F. Porter

Publ Info Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  B74 .P67 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript ix, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Contents THE BEGINNING OF REFLECTION -- Glimpses of light: ancient philosophy -- The unexamined life is not worth living: Socrates -- BEING GOVERNED BY THE MIND: RATIONAL THOUGHT -- Learning is recollection: Plato -- The path of moderation: Aristotle -- Accept what you cannot change: Stoics -- RELIGIOUS FAITH: PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION -- Glorification of God: St. Thomas Aquinas -- Love one another: Christian agape -- PERSONAL IDENTITY AND HUMAN NATURE: METAPHYSICS -- I think, therefore I am: Rene Descartes -- Beasts, angels, and machines: Hobbes and Rousseau -- HOW THINGS SEEM AND WHAT THEY ARE: EPISTEMOLOGY -- Thinking makes it so: Bishop Berkeley -- Seeing is believing: David Hume -- THE PURPOSE OF LIVING: ETHICS -- Doing the right thing: Immanuel Kant -- The greatest happiness: John Stuart Mill -- Investing life with meaning: Jean-Paul Sartre -- CONTEMPORARY TRENDS -- Fiddling with words while the world burns: linguistic philosophy -- The voices of women: feminist perspectives -- Current moral issues: abortion and racism
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
LC subject Philosophy -- History
ISBN 9781442205512 (cloth : alk. paper)
1442205512 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781442205536 (electronic)
1442205539 (electronic)