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A Brief Guide to Ideas

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A popular introduction to the history of Western religion and philosophy, this volume contains information on all familiar names in the fields as well as more obscure contributors to the broad scope of intellectual pursuit.

Philosophy -- dry and remote? Think again. It's as relevant as tonight's news, as immediate as the choices you make in a career. If you want to interact wisely with the world you live in, you need to understand the ideas that shape its commerce, launch its humanitarian efforts, trigger its wars, and profoundly impact the way you yourself approach God, life, and relationships. Postmodernism, Platonism, Humanism, Existentialism, Feminism, Rationalism, Fundamentalism, New Age . . . They're more than just terms. They're structures of thought you encounter constantly. This book gives you a fundamental grasp of what they are and how they influence your dealings with the world . . . and its dealings with you. You'll gain essential insights into over 40 of the world's major thinkers. Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Descartes, Kant, Locke, Marx, Nietsche, Freud, Wittgenstein . . . A Brief Guide to Ideas introduces to you these and many more of the great philosophers. You'll develop a working knowledge of numerous key ideas and movements. And you'll learn how philosophers and religions through the ages have grappled with critical questions that influence your life today.

Contributor(s) William Raeper , Linda Edwards
About the Contributor(s) William Raeper
The late William Raeper was a writer and teacher based in Oxford. Linda Edwards and William Raeper together wrote the highly successful textbook "Luke: A Gospel for Today."

Linda Edwards
Linda Edwards (M.A., Oxford University; M.Ed., Nottingham University) is visiting lecturer at Trinity College, Carmarthen, Wales, and a freelance writer and educational consultant. Together with the late William Raeper, she is author of Luke: A Gospel for Today.
UPC 025986227746
ISBN-10 0310227747
ISBN-13 9780310227748
Release Date Feb 3, 2000
Weight (lbs) 0.9250
Height 8.38
Width 5.63
Length 400
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Lion Hudson
Price $22.99
Format Paperback
Language English

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