Great Thinkers

"The Great Thinkers is a collection of some of the most important ideas of Eastern and Western culture - drawn from the works of those philosophers, political theorists, sociologists, artists and novelists whom we believe have the most to ...

Author: The School of Life

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9780993538704

Category: Idea (Philosophy)

Page: 480

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Simple tools from 60 great thinkers throughout history to improve your life today.

Sociological Insights of Great Thinkers Sociology through Literature Philosophy and Science

Here the authors use great thinkers to demonstrate how works outside of sociology can further our understanding of particular concepts, such as culture or ...

Author: Christofer R Edling

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313384711

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

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In this book, leading sociologists expand the scope of their discipline by revealing the sociological aspects of the works of great philosophers, scientists, and writers. • 32 short essays discuss sociological insights of scholars and writers who are not normally associated with any sociological school of thought • The organization of the work allows the reader to explore the broader ideas of sociology while moving towards insightful and current sociological debates • Contributors are leading sociologists from Europe and the United States, representing all streams of the discipline

Geometry s Great Thinkers

He is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential Greek mathematicians of all time . Little is known about Euclid's early life , but it is ...

Author: Bonnie Leech

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404260733

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Introduces famous figures in the history of geometry and explains the principles that they proposed.

Great Thinkers A Z

What is the very idea of a short introduction to great thinkers saying 'between the lines' about, perhaps, the canon of great philosophers? ls there, ...

Author: Julian Baggini

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826467423

Category: Philosophy

Page: 275

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Great thinkers A-Z brings together 101 lively and concise snapshots of the people who have shaped Western thought from ancient times to today. The key figures from all major Western philosophical traditions and periods are here. Also included are other major thinkers, such as Freud, Darwin and Einstein, Who, while not philosphers themseleves, have nevertheless had a major impact on philosophy. Togehter, these snapshots offer a full and fascinating overview of Western philosophy. Each entry locates a philosopher in their historical and intellectual context: provides a clear account of their principal writings and ideas: assesses their impact and importance; illustrates how they influenced, and were influenced by other, other philosophers; and gives suggestions for further reading. Great Thinkers A-Z is the ideal book for anyone interested in the history of Western thought and a valuable reference resource for students of philosophy and related disciplines.


Great Thinkers in 60 Minutes Volume 1

In Plato, for example, the answer is the dea of the Good in Hegel, ... for all For the first time the series "Great Thinkers in GC Minutes" presents the ...

Author: Walther Ziegler

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3741241458

Category: Philosophy

Page: 568

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"Great Thinkers in 60 Minutes Volume 1" comprises the five books, already published as separate volumes, "Plato in 60 Minutes", "Rousseau in 60 Minutes", "Smith in 60 Minutes", "Kant in 60 Minutes", and "Hegel in 60 Minutes". Each short study sums up the key idea at the heart of each respective thinker and asks the question: "Of what use is this key idea to us today?" But above all the philosophers get to speak for themselves. Their most important statements are prominently presented, as direct quotations, in speech balloons with appropriate graphics, with exact indication of the source of each quote in the author's works. This light-hearted but nonetheless scholarly precise rendering of the ideas of each thinker makes it easy for the reader to acquaint him- or herself with the great questions of our lives. Because every philosopher who has achieved global fame has posed the "question of meaning": what is it that holds, at the most essential level, the world together? There have emerged here a range of very different answers. In Plato, for example, the "Idea of the Good" is that to which we need to open our souls; in Rousseau, it is rather only in our own original nature that we need to trust; in Adam Smith, it is in self-interest, which spurs on each individual and is finally transformed, by an "invisible hand", into the common good; in Kant it is the application of Reason which frees us and makes us capable of extraordinary moral actions; and in Hegel, finally, everything is held together by the dialectical self-development of the World-Spirit, which drives onward from epoch to epoch through the deeds of individuals and of nations until it has finally reached its great goal. In other words, the meaning of the world and thus of our own lives remains, among philosophers, a topic of great controversy. One thing, though, is sure: each of these five thinkers struck, from his own perspective, one brilliant spark out of that complex crystal that is the truth.

Great Thinkers

His whole procedure as a thinker moves on the tacit assumption of a moral ... which was the dream of all great thinkers in the centuries that followed ...

Author: Trumbull Gillette Duvall

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Philosophers

Page: 320

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Retells the Old Testament story of how the baby Moses was saved from death by the Pharoah's daughter.

Great Thinkers A Z

Covering philosophers as well as cultural and scientific thinkers-such as Foucault, Darwin, Einstein and Freud-who have had a major impact on philosophy, Great Thinkers, A-Z is the ideal book for anyone interested in the history of ideas ...

Author: Julian Baggini

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441144870

Category: Philosophy

Page: 284

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Great Thinkers, A-Z brings together 100 short, accessible snapshots of the people who have shaped Western thought from the ancient Greeks to today. The snapshots, written by the world's leading experts, describe a major thinker's life and work with suggestions for further reading on each one. Covering philosophers as well as cultural and scientific thinkers-such as Foucault, Darwin, Einstein and Freud-who have had a major impact on philosophy, Great Thinkers, A-Z is the ideal book for anyone interested in the history of ideas and in contemporary thought. Entries include: Adorno, Arendt, Aquinas, Aristotle, Augustine, Avicenna, Ayer, Bacon, Baudrillard, de Beauvoir, Benjamin, Bentham, Bergson, Berkeley, Boethius, Brentano, Butler, Camus, Carnap, Chomsky, Churchland, Cixous, Collingwood, Comte, Craik, Croce, Darwin, Davidson, Deleuze, Dennett, Descartes, Derrida, Dewey, Dilthey, Duns Scotus, Einstein, Foucault, Frege, Freud, Gadamer, Godel, Habermas, Hayek, Hegel, Heidegger, Hobbes, Hume, Husserl, Irigaray, James, Kant, Kierkegaard, Kripke, Kristeva, Kuhn, Leibniz, Levinas, Lewis, Locke, Machiavelli, MacIntyre, Marx, Macmurray, Merleau-Ponty, Mill, Montaigne, Moore, Nagel, Negri, Nietzsche, Nozick, Nussbaum, Paine, Pascal, Peirce, Plato, Plotinus, Popper, Putnam, Pythagoras, Quine, Rawls, Rorty, Rousseau, Russell, Santayana, Sartre, Schopenhauer, Searle, Seneca, Sidgwick, Singer, Socrates, Spinoza, Taylor, Turing, Vico, Weil, Whitehead, Wittgenstein, Zeno

The Great Philosophers

Whilst most people have heard of Socrates, Machiavelli and Nietzsche, many are less clear on their theories and key concepts. In The Great Philosophers, bestselling author Stephen Law condenses and deciphers their fundamental ideas.

Author: Stephen Law

Publisher: Quercus Publishing

ISBN: 9781780877471

Category: Philosophy

Page: 220

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Since the beginning of time mankind has struggled with the big questions surrounding our existence. Whilst most people have heard of Socrates, Machiavelli and Nietzsche, many are less clear on their theories and key concepts. In The Great Philosophers, bestselling author Stephen Law condenses and deciphers their fundamental ideas. Avoiding the technical jargon and complex logic associated with most books on philosophy, Law brings the thoughts of these great thinkers, from Confucius and Buddha to Wittgenstein and Sartre, to life.

Great Thinkers of the Eastern World

Information on religious and philosophical thinkers from China, India, Japan, Korea and the Islamic world

Author: Ian Philip McGreal

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 505

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Information on religious and philosophical thinkers from China, India, Japan, Korea and the Islamic world


The Great Thinkers on Plato

But the true and highest good , according to Plato , is God ... “ Beware that no one deceive you through philosophy and vain deceit 26 GREAT THINKERS ON PLATO.

Author: Barry R. Gross

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Page: 323

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Philosophy

Philosophy: The Great Thinkers showcases the major philosophers of the western tradition. Written with the general reader in mind, it provides an ideal introduction to their ideas and the effects those ideas have had on the wider world.

Author: Philip Stokes

Publisher: Arcturus Pub

ISBN: 9781841937021

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

View: 177

This book brings together the world's greatest philosophers in one comprehensive and easy to use volume. Designed to be dipped into again and again, this book will please people with both a casual and more serious interest in philosophy.

Major thinkers in welfare

On the social side, poverty constituted a major reason for the high child mortality rates of the time. Mothers in the Highlands of Scotland who had borne 20 ...

Author: George, Vic

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847427073

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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This is the first book to examine the views of a number of theorists from ancient times to the 19th century on a range of welfare issues: wealth, poverty and inequality; slavery, gender issues, and the family; child rearing and education; crime and punishment; the role of government in society; the strengths and weaknesses of government provision vis a vis market provision. The book also looks at the values of the various theorists as well as their perception of human nature for these tend to underpin their welfare views. The book will make essential reading for students of social policy, gender issues, community care, social work, and sociology.

Philosophy

Weaving together thought-provoking debates, stimulating ideas and illuminating insights from the world's great thinkers, Philosophy: Theories and Great Thinkers offers a rigorous yet thoroughly accessible survey of the history of Western ...

Author: David Papineau

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781627950466

Category: Philosophers

Page: 224

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Why should we be good? Why should we value life? Do other people have minds? Philosophy strikes right to the heart of what it means to be human...Weaving together thought-provoking debates, stimulating ideas and illuminating insights from the world's great thinkers, Philosophy offers a rigorous yet thoroughly accessible survey of the history of Western thought from Plato to Derrida and beyond.referred to as the "the queen of all sciences" by none other than Immanuel Kant, philosophy is the study of, well, everything. What is reality? Is there a god? How do we gauge morality, reason, right and wrong? Should we even try? Analyzing these questions has been the great ongoing task of our philosophical tradition for centuries. And today, these questions continue to inspire, incite and confound us as each new generation adds a fresh new wrinkle to the quandary of human existence: Can we justify invading a sovereign nation? Dropping a nuclear bomb? Cloning? Abortion? Creating artificial intelligence? These debates continue to rage on all over the world in classrooms, living rooms, online, on television, and in this expertly curated book.Each chapter of Philosophy offers an in-depth exploration of the ideas surrounding a key category of contemplation, including the World, the Mind and Body, Knowledge, Faith, Ethics, Aesthetics and Society. Offering concise and informative studies of history's great cultural critics, and contributions from some of the biggest names in contemporary philosophy, this compact yet powerful volume is the perfect companion for anyone interested in tackling life's biggest questions.Featuring what the Humanist called A stellar cast of academic philosophers to guide the uninitiated through the fundamental questions,contributors to Philosophy include Tim Crane (The World), Jesse Prinz (Mind and Body), Adam Morton (Knowledge), John Graham Cottingham (Faith), Brenda Almond (Ethics and Aesthetics), and Jonathan Wolff (Society).

Great Philosophers of the East

PREFACE The aim of this book is twofold : to provide a straightforward account of the life and work of the great thinkers of the Orient , and to attempt to ...

Author: Eric Walter Frederick Tomlin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Philosophers

Page: 319

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Heidegger in 60 Minutes

This question-posing being, he says, is Man himself. Man is the only living being who can and must ask such questions. Man is constantly looking for orientation. This is why Heidegger also describes human life as a great challenge.

Author: Walther Ziegler

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3741227757

Category: Philosophy

Page: 104

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Heidegger is without a doubt one of the most important thinkers in the history of the Western world. He called his philosophy a “fundamental ontology” because he wanted to show the very deepest foundations of Man’s understanding of himself and the world. His interest as a philosopher extended beyond the individual sciences to the underlying question of the meaning of life as a whole. His key question, then, was: “What is the meaning of Being?” But if we are to ask about the meaning of Being, and thus about the meaning of life, we must – so Heidegger argues – first look into the question of just what kind of being it is that poses such questions. This question-posing being, he says, is Man himself. Man is the only living being who can and must ask such questions. Man is constantly looking for orientation. This is why Heidegger also describes human life as a great challenge. Life does not live itself but rather requires constant decisions in order to be lived. But this also means that we can, potentially, fail to realize the meaning of our own life. Heidegger provocatively suggests that most people fail to live out their existence (as he puts it) “authentically”. He confronts us with the fact that, generally speaking, we live our lives doing “the things you’re supposed to do”. “You’re supposed” to go to school, then to university, to get a well-paid job, to take an annual holiday – and so this is what we do, how we live our lives. Instead of living authentic lives of our own, we stay within the tracks made safe and worn by others. But how do I know what life would be authentically mine? How do I make out the life that I am “destined” for? The book Heidegger in 60 Minutes uses key passages quoted from Heidegger’s own works to explain the philosopher’s famous “existential analysis” in a clearly comprehensible way. It takes the reader on an adventurous journey to the deepest structures of his or her own existence. There will surely be few readers of the chapters on the “’care’ character of human existence” or “anxiety in the face of nothingness” who will not recognize something of their own life-experience in the “existential” structures laid bare by Heidegger. In the chapter on “what use Heidegger’s discovery is to us today” it is then shown how broadly and topically relevant Heidegger’s thoughts still are for our personal lives and for the society of the 21st Century. The book forms part of the popular series Great Thinkers in 60 Minutes.

Small Business for Big Thinkers

Small Business for Big Thinkers provides proven strategies to run a better small business that are unconventional, yet logical, clear, understandable, ...

Author: Cynthia Kay

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601635060

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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A small business is not just a scaled-down version of a big one. In fact, some of the strategies that work well for larger companies may actually be completely irrelevant for smaller firms. Small Business for Big Thinkers offers unconventional but proven strategies to run a better small business. It also provides a roadmap for owners looking to expand their small businesses by doing more business with Big Business. Cynthia’s down-in-the-trenches stories, along with those from other small-business CEOs and Big Business experts, show you how to connect with highly sought-after customers and win them over! You’ll learn how to: Create an organization that is operationally efficient, creative, and entrepreneurial Attract and win contracts from much larger companies Serve complex, global companies by forging strong relationships Evaluate Big Business opportunities and know when not to compete.