Philosophy in seven sentences : a small introduction to a vast topic / Douglas Groothuis. [print]Material type: TextPublisher: Downers Grove, Illinois : IVP Academic, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, [(c)2016Description: 159 pages ; 21 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780830840939; 0830840931Subject(s): Philosophy -- Introductions | Philosophy -- History | PhilosophyGenre/Form: History. | Introductions. LOC classification: BD21.P455 2016BD21.G876.P455 2016COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission:
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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.
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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