Complete Idiot's Guide to Philosophy 2003 by Jay Ph.D. Stephenson

By Jay Ph.D. Stephenson

You are no fool, in fact. you consider your place, your loved ones, and the way to get to the workplace on time. but if it involves realizing what lifestyles is all approximately, you do not know your Plato out of your Kierkegaard. do not cease looking the solutions! the whole Idiot's consultant to Philosophy indicates you ways the information of the world's nice thinkers will help make experience of your individual truth as we head towards the twenty-first century. during this entire Idiot's consultant, you get:

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How being relates to knowing What is there, and what do we mean by “there” anyway? This, in a nutshell, is what philosophy has focused on for centuries, and this is what you’ll get to think more about here. Philosophers think about ontology (being or existence) by using theories about what the world is made of, what this stuff is capable of doing, and whether reality is ordered in any particular way. Throughout history, one of the really big ideas about existence has been God. In talking about existence, this chapter focuses on how philosophers have dealt with God.

Not only might this person be ungrateful, she is likely to be unsympathetic toward people who don’t have the right connections themselves. Individualists tend to look at those who are unsuccessful as being at fault for their lack of success. ” 30 Part 1: The Nuts and Bolts of Philosophy Wisdom at Work Use individualism (if you don’t already) to explain why you are so great and to account for all the good things that have ever happened to you. Say it isn’t just that you happened to be in the right place at the right time, but that you have the special qualities of grit and determination that got you where you are today.

The Least You Need to Know ◆ Different views of knowing include rationalism (for example, Descartes), empiricism (Bacon and Locke), idealism (Kant and Hegel), and ideology (Marx). ◆ Rationalism is the view that knowledge is possible without experience. ◆ Empiricism is the view that knowledge comes from experience. ◆ Ideology is a system of beliefs or ideas that reinforce the values of a particular class or group of people. ◆ Different logical techniques for acquiring and testing knowledge are induction, deduction, and dialectic.

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